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scott
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:27:13 AM
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Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Dad jokes? More like rad jokes!
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a dad joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, celebrate Father’s Day."
• "Alexa, open show times for Late Night."
Get movie times for the new Amazon Original starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.
• "Alexa, how is Team USA doing at the World Cup?"
• "Alexa, help me send a Father’s Day card."
With the Hallmark Father’s Day Greeting Skill Blueprint, you can create and send personalized messages to Dad with your own custom images, messages, and audio. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what number has 18 zeros?"
• "Alexa, when is the longest day of the year?"
• "Alexa, tell me about the new Echo Dot Kids Edition."
Echo Dot Kids is a smart speaker with Alexa that’s built for kids. It features new colorful fabric and an improved speaker than can play age-appropriate music, answer questions, tell stories, and more. Learn more.
• "Alexa, enable Highlights Storybooks."
To use kid skills, a parent or guardian needs to give permission.
• "Alexa, turn on the lights."
Selecting smart lighting doesn’t have to be confusing. Get personalized recommendations by answering a few simple questions. Learn more.
• "Alexa, open Daddy-gram."
• "Alexa, shop for paper plates."
• "Alexa, play Dads who Rock! on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, when is Father’s Day?"
• "Alexa, what should I NOT do for Father’s Day?"
• "Alexa, how do I turn off your microphones?"
Echo smart speakers have a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones. To learn more about how Amazon and Alexa protect your privacy, visit the Alexa Privacy Hub.
• "Alexa, remind me to pick up milk when I get to Whole Foods."

FATHER’S DAY
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• "Alexa, call Dad."
• "Alexa, beatbox for Father’s Day."
• "Alexa, tell me a Father’s Day limerick."

scott
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:01:40 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
My punchlines are on the slow side…
Just say, "Alexa, tell me a sloth joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, sing a road trip song."
• "Alexa, tell me a poem by Emily Dickinson."
• "Alexa, what’s your Twitter handle?"
• "Alexa, open Beach Sounds."
• "Alexa, who won the Stanley Cup this year?"
• "Alexa, play Hallmark Weddings on SiriusXM."
Subscribe to SiriusXM and get 3 months free to stream on your Echo device. See offer details.
• "Alexa, quiz me on Fortnite."
• "Alexa, play the Rap Rotation playlist on Amazon Music."
Some songs in this playlist contain explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just say, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."
• "Alexa, give me a fashion tip."
• "Alexa, give me a Pride fact."
• "Alexa, buy toilet paper."
• "Alexa, find my phone."
• "Alexa, how far away is Jupiter?"
• "Alexa, when is my next event?"
Alexa can now help notify you of upcoming events in your calendar. In the Alexa app, go to Settings > Calendar & Email > your linked account and enable calendar notifications.

SUMMER SOLSTICE
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• "Alexa, tell me a summer joke."
• "Alexa, how do I beat the heat?"
• "Alexa, sing a summer song."

scott
Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:34:56 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
I get my ‘kicks’ rooting for Team USA.
Just say, "Alexa, she shoots, she scores!"

THINGS TO TRY
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Alexa's always getting smarter. Visit the Alexa Blog to check out June's Monthly Roundup of new Alexa features and updates.
• "Alexa, tell me a soccer joke."
• "Alexa, who is going to win the Women’s World Cup?"
• "Alexa, who’s your favorite soccer player?"
• "Alexa, tell me about the new Echo Show 5."
Now available, the Echo Show 5, a compact 5.5” smart display to help manage your day and entertain at a glance, with a built-in shutter that lets you easily cover the camera. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what temperature is Miami in the summer?"
• "Alexa, who has the most home runs this year?"
• "Alexa, how many nickels are in Bitcoin?"
• "Alexa, open Spiderman."
• "Alexa, give me some Pauly D Positivity."
• "Alexa, tell me about the new Echo Dot Kids Edition."
Now available, the Echo Dot Kids Edition is a smart speaker with Alexa that's built for kids. Learn more.
• "Alexa, reorder sunscreen."
Alexa helps restock your home essentials and will suggest items based on your Amazon order history. Learn more.
• "Alexa, delete what I just said."
There are now even easier ways to delete your voice recordings. You can also say: "Alexa, delete everything I said today." Learn more.
• "Alexa, drop in on the kitchen."

GREEN THUMB
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• "Alexa, what are the top rated gardening gloves?"
• "Alexa, what’s your favorite vegetable?"
• "Alexa, is a tomato a fruit?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2019 7:32:42 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Just call me ‘Dear Alexa…’
Just say, "Alexa, give me some advice."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, tell me a superhero joke."
• "Alexa, what are my deals?"
Can’t wait for Prime Day? Discover top deals every day with Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who is your favorite athlete?"
• "Alexa, remind me to shop for deals on Prime Day."
• "Alexa, fire photon torpedoes."
• "Alexa, play Hot Singles on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, when is the MLB All-Star Game?"
• "Alexa, tell me a story about robots."
• "Alexa, what is the average electricity bill in Michigan?"
• "Alexa, how many episodes are in Stranger Things Season 3?"
• "Alexa, how do I store guacamole?"
• "Alexa, open Animal Sounds."
• "Alexa, open Sweet Dreams."
• "Alexa, when is my next haircut appointment?"
Search across your calendar events, reminders, and lists by just asking Alexa what you are looking for.
• "Alexa, what’s the difference between Drop In and announcements?"
• "Alexa, what is your favorite sport?"

NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH
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• "Alexa, I’scream for ice cream."
• "Alexa, add ice cream to my shopping list."
• "Alexa, what’s your favorite ice cream?"

scott
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:37:39 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Dropping the hottest single from the cloud.
Just say, "Alexa, sing a duet with Ed Sheeran."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what should I wear today?"
• "Alexa, what are my deals?"
Can’t wait for Prime Day? Early access deals start for Prime members on 7/13. Only with Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, tell me a baseball story."
• "Alexa, start Geo Quiz."
• "Alexa, tell me some good news."
• "Alexa, who is your favorite baseball player?"
• "Alexa, sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame.'"
• "Alexa, who won the World Cup?"
• "Alexa, is a hot dog a sandwich?"
• "Alexa, how many sticks of butter are in a cup?"
• "Alexa, how long would it take to count to a septillion?"
• "Alexa, play Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader."
• "Alexa, where can I buy ice cream?"
• "Alexa, play a funny podcast."
Alexa now remembers where you left off in your last podcast. For example, say "Alexa, resume the Ron Burgundy podcast."
• "Alexa, drop in on the living room."

HELP IN THE KITCHEN
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• "Alexa, add 5 minutes to my pasta timer."
• "Alexa, give me a recipe for chocolate chip cookies."
• "Alexa, play music for cooking."

scott
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:12:15 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Celebrating going beyond the cloud.
Just say, "Alexa, the eagle has landed."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, where's my stuff?"
Alexa can track your Amazon orders and confirm your delivery date. Learn more.
• "Alexa, who won men's singles at Wimbledon?"
• "Alexa, open Twister."
• "Alexa, what shows are nominated for the Best Drama Series Emmy Award?"
• "Alexa, play the USA Women's Soccer Champs playlist on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, what are some things to do in New York?"
• "Alexa, open Twenty Questions."
• "Alexa, what's the birthday roundup?"
• "Alexa, open Song Quiz."
• "Alexa, play Classic Vinyl on SiriusXM."
Subscribe to SiriusXM and get 3 months free to stream on your Echo device. See offer details.
• "Alexa, can I use the same wake word on all my devices?"
• "Alexa, tell me three things to know."
• "Alexa, give me some bad poetry."
• "Alexa, tell me a tennis joke."
• "Alexa, let's play a game."
• "Alexa, what time is sunset?"

MOON LANDING'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
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• "Alexa, that's one small step for man."
• "Alexa, tell me a joke about space."
• "Alexa, tell me a story about space."

scott
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:04:05 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
My jokes have a bite.
Just say, "Alexa, give me a shark joke."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, when is the last day of summer?"
• "Alexa, what is on Bill Gates’ summer reading list?"
• "Alexa, how do I play music everywhere?"
• "Alexa, add milk to my shopping list."
• "Alexa, how long does it take to boil an egg?"
• "Alexa, reorder dog food."
• "Alexa, what’s a wake word?"
When you want to talk to Alexa, you have to first wake up your device by saying the wake word. To learn more about how Amazon and Alexa protect your privacy, visit the Alexa Privacy Hub.
• "Alexa, ask Pikachu to talk."
• "Alexa, when is the second Democratic debate?"
• "Alexa, how do I tie a tie?"
• "Alexa, play Dave Matthews Band Radio on SiriusXM."
Subscribe to SiriusXM and get 3 months free to stream on your Echo device. See offer details.
• "Alexa, help me relax."
• "Alexa, let's play Would You Rather for Family?"
• "Alexa, what is the Seattle Storm's record?"

SHARK WEEK 2019
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• "Alexa, when is Shark Week?"
• "Alexa, do you like sharks?"
• "Alexa, tell me a shark limerick."

scott
Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 4:14:35 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Go ahead, you deserve it.
Just say, "Alexa, give me a round of applause."

THINGS TO TRY
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Alexa's always getting smarter. Visit the Alexa Blog to check out July's Monthly Roundup of new Alexa features and updates.
• "Alexa, who won the Tour de France?"
• "Alexa, reorder coffee."
Sign up for reorder notifications and Alexa will let you know when it may be time to restock. Learn more.
• "Alexa, play rock paper scissors."
• "Alexa, what's the difference between Drop In and announcements?"
• "Alexa, how can I beat the heat?"
• "Alexa, how do I say 'how are you' in Spanish?"
• "Alexa, open Escape Jurassic Island."
• "Alexa, tell me a Dora story."
Listen to a story in English or Spanish. To use kid skills, a parent or guardian must first provide permission.
• "Alexa, what are routines?"
• "Alexa, what are the AL East standings?"
• "Alexa, is there milk on my shopping list?"
• "Alexa, open Spotlight podcast."
• "Alexa, who stars in Hobbs and Shaw?"
• "Alexa, play Summer Happy Hour from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, play entertainment news."
• "Alexa, what's your favorite word?"

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE
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• "Alexa, what time does the pharmacy close?"
• "Alexa, what's my commute?"
• "Alexa, where can I get coffee?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:30:22 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Need some inspiration? I can help.
Just say, "Alexa, who inspires you?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, remind me to pick up Tommy from soccer on Wednesdays at 5 PM."
• "Alexa, open Guided Meditation."
• "Alexa, how do I make a paper airplane?"
• "Alexa, sing a summer song."
• "Alexa, open my Facebook Albums."
View your Facebook photos on Echo Show and Echo Spot. You can ask to browse photos, view photos by album name, and set photos as your background. Learn more.
• "Alexa, quiz me on 2020 Presidential candidates."
• "Alexa, do you know how to swim?"
• "Alexa, tell me a joke about swimming."
• "Alexa, when does summer end?"
• "Alexa, how far is Jupiter?"
• "Alexa, donate to Happy School Year."
When you donate a backpack to a student in need, Amazon donates school supplies. For Prime members. Learn more.
• "Alexa, vote for the VMAs."
• "Alexa, what SciFi movies are on TV this weekend?"
• "Alexa, play '80s Pop on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, what temperature should I serve white wine?"
• "Alexa, what team does Megan Rapinoe play for?"

HAPPY BOOK LOVERS DAY
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• "Alexa, what's free from Audible?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite book?"
• "Alexa, open Amazon Storytime."
To use kid skills, a parent or guardian must first provide permission.

scott
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:31:41 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Let's have some pun.
Just say, "Alexa, give me a pun."

Share your punniest joke on Twitter, @alexa99.

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, good morning."
Comedian, actor, and best-selling author Chelsea Handler joins Alexa to brighten up your morning this week.
• "Alexa, open The Sims Stories."
• "Alexa, open Escape the Room."
• "Alexa, play the Nectar playlist on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, reorder paper towels."
• "Alexa, open my email."
Listen to your work or personal emails and mark them as unread, flag for follow-up, reply, delete or archive. Link an email account in your Alexa app to get started.
• "Alexa, what are the MLB wild card standings?"
• "Alexa, play news from ESPN."
• "Alexa, play Heads Up!"
• "Alexa, what's the scoop?"
From daily news updates, weather reports and more, just ask Alexa to stay in the know.
• "Alexa, how active are Siberian Huskies?"
• "Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes."
• "Alexa, teach me about elephants."
• "Alexa, what do you record?"
Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices work.
• "Alexa, can you make calls?"
• "Alexa, what’s the most popular drama show?"

NATIONAL TELL A JOKE DAY
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• "Alexa, make me laugh."
• "Alexa, tell me a knock knock joke."
• "Alexa, give me a Star Trek joke."

scott
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:28:23 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Need a conversation starter?
Just say, "Alexa, tell me something weird."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, play the new Taylor Swift album on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, can you remember something for me?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite part of baseball?"
Follow @alexa99 on Twitter and share your favorite part of baseball.
• "Alexa, when is the first NFL game?"
• "Alexa, open Premier League Live."
• "Alexa, what happened on this day in history?"
• "Alexa, tell me a poem by Shakespeare."
• "Alexa, learn my voice."
Get your personalized experience for shopping, making calls, setting location-based reminders, and more, when Alexa recognizes your voice. Set up your voice profile today. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what movies are coming out next month?"
• "Alexa, play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire!"
• "Alexa, when was James Corden born?"
• "Alexa, what are my notifications?"
Alexa can notify you on the status of your Amazon delivery. When the yellow light is pulsing on your Echo device, just ask Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what's the birthday roundup?"
• "Alexa, what should I make for breakfast?"
• "Alexa, open Ghostbusters."
To use kid skills, a parent or guardian must first provide permission. Learn more.
• "Alexa, sing an annoying song."

BACK TO SCHOOL
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• "Alexa, teach me something."
• "Alexa, tell me a joke about school."
• "Alexa, give it up for science."

scott
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:50:37 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
What’s in a name?
Just say, "Alexa, how did you get your name?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, speak faster (or slower)."
Choose the speaking rate that's right for you. Reset the default speaking rate by saying "Alexa, reset speaking speed."
• "Alexa, tell me about Mars."
• "Alexa, wake me up to morning music."
• "Alexa, add watermelon to my shopping list."
• "Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?"
• "Alexa, tell Zoo Keeper to make a sound like a whale."
• "Alexa, tell me a Ripley's story."
Enjoy interactive stories from Ripley's Believe It or Not. To use kid skills, a parent or guardian must first provide permission.
• "Alexa, give me a dog joke."
• "Alexa, open Beach Sounds."
• "Alexa, who is playing at the US Open today?"
• "Alexa, who is Valentina Tereshkova?"
• "Alexa, which presidential candidate has raised the most money?"
• "Alexa, pressure cook for 10 minutes."
You can now control your Instant Pot Smart WiFi with a simple phrase to Alexa. Learn more.
• "Alexa, how's the stock market doing?"
• "Alexa, set a repeating alarm."

GETTING TO KNOW ME
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• "Alexa, what's your favorite song?"
• "Alexa, who is your favorite actor?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite color?"

scott
Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 12:15:36 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
Thinking out loud…
Just say, "Alexa, what's on your mind?"

THINGS TO TRY
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Alexa's always getting smarter. Visit the Alexa Blog to check out August's Monthly Roundup of new Alexa features and updates.
• "Alexa, donate to Happy School Year."
Only three days left to donate a backpack to a student in need. For Prime members. Learn more.
• "Alexa, make a donation to Hurricane Dorian relief."
Our thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Support the relief efforts by donating to the American Red Cross.
• "Alexa, when does fall begin?"
• "Alexa, give me a barbecue joke."
• "Alexa, find quick dinner recipes."
• "Alexa, play the new Post Malone album on Amazon Music."
This album may contain explicit lyrics. Prefer not to hear explicit lyrics? Just ask, "Alexa, block explicit lyrics."
• "Alexa, help me send a Birthday card."
• "Alexa, what channels are showing kids movies?"
• "Alexa, can you sing the blues?"
• "Alexa, how do you spell hiccup?"
• "Alexa, play the Cubs highlights."
You can now watch video highlights from Major League Baseball games on any Alexa-enabled device with a screen.
• "Alexa, open TuneIn Live."
• "Alexa, open Game of Words."
• "Alexa, can dogs eat strawberries?"
• "Alexa, announce that the movie is about to start."
Now you can use Fire TV to announce movie night on all of your compatible Alexa devices at once.

KEEPING ORGANIZED
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• "Alexa, set a daily reminder."
• "Alexa, wake me up on weekdays at 8 AM."
• "Alexa, set a 5-minute exercise timer."

scott
Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:49:24 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,726
Points: 5,354
Location: South Florida USA
I've got jokes — and some of them are practical.
Just say, "Alexa, give me a prank."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, tell me three things to know."
• "Alexa, what are your newest skills?"
• "Alexa, what's the news?"
Kids can also get their own daily news updates with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Access kids' friendly content for 1-month free. Learn more.
• "Alexa, play R&B Rotation on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, what movies are playing near me?"
• "Alexa, show me the front door."
Connect Alexa to select Sony TVs to control smart cameras, music, and video. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what time is it in Africa?"
• "Alexa, what are the SEC football scores?"
• "Alexa, what wine goes well with pesto?"
• "Alexa, call my phone."
• "Alexa, what's the most popular fall candle?"
• "Alexa, open Silk."
Use Silk web browser to explore the internet on your Echo Show, FireTV, or Fire Tablet.
• "Alexa, how much did Aladdin gross?"
• "Alexa, what’s the question of the day?"
• "Alexa, open Ultimate History Quiz."
• "Alexa, open Bamboo Books."
To use kid skills, a parent or guardian must first provide permission.

INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
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• "Alexa, talk like a pirate."
• "Alexa, sing a pirate song."
• "Alexa, give me a pirate joke."

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