When I was but a sarcastic teenager full of
promise snide commentary (no, I really haven't grown up), I would spend a week or two at my grandmother's house every summer when school was out. One thing that 13-year-old-me found endlessly fascinating yet profoundly annoying was her Big Mouth Billy Bass, which I can only assume was purchased via QVC. Her Big Mouth Billy Bass never went on to be more than a wall fixture, though, unlike one Brian Kane's, who has suffered a fate that is both awesome and slightly terrifying.
Using the Alexa API, the bass now responds to voice queries, moving its body and mouth in sync with the reply it issues. It is... bizarre.
The Internet of Things truly is revolutionizing the way we live.