Microsoft employs a giant plush Clippy whose performer has a large Clippy tattoo

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“It looks like you are trying to make a dated cultural reference to Microsoft Office. Would you like help with that?”


I noticed that you’re trying to boost employee morale.
Would you like some help boosting employee morale?


if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life


:thinking: Which came first - the tattoo or the job?


Witness me!

Hail corporate!

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Excuse me, his name is Clippit.

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You shall ride through the gates of Valhalla all clippy and chrome

The default assistant in the English Windows version was named Clippit (commonly nicknamed Clippy ), after a paperclip.[1][2] The character was designed by Kevan J. Atteberry on a Macintosh computer.


The employee’s name is “Bob.”


Is there a death match in the works vs William H Macy’s tattoo?


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I once heard a story (in an “acquaintance’s friend’s former roommate” kind of way) about a guy who was such a diehard Windows man during the height of the OS wars that he had a tattoo of the Windows 2000 logo. We all had to pause for a moment and contemplate that.

Clippy you could at least pass off as ironic… though that’s more difficult when you’re also wearing a Clippy fursuit.

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Remember when Office XP came out, and they got Gilbert Gottfried to do some voice work?

Someone’s even preserved the Flash game. It was pretty darn nifty for what it was.

ETA: Why have I never heard of this before?

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His birth name was “Hershel Clippowitz” but he changed it when he decided to pursue a career on screen.


The Microsoft Agent API was kind of fun. The characters had quite a number of animation gestures.

The other ones were better, and could speak. If only there was some use for an animated assistant with speech recognition and text-to-speech…

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