Noah Robischon
April 21, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

After Angelina Jolie and her brother, what was the creepiest moment at the Oscars? Easy: that ad starring an animated she-bot named Mya, Motorola’s cyber-assistant whom you can call on the phone to get your e-mail, stock quotes, etc. read aloud. We added Mya — or, rather, her real-world avatar, actress Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea from Beverly Hills, 90210) — to our stupid-questions recipient list.

You sound so real, Mya.
I am real.

If someone e-mailed me the lyrics to ”Blame Canada,” would you sing it uncensored?
I don’t know if I can sing. It’s pretty much straight text. I don’t think anyone can sing ”Blame Canada” well. How would Brian Boitano answer this question?

Do you do nude pixels?
Not in America. North Americans can’t handle nudity. They’re much more liberal in Europe.

What happens to you in the event of a power failure?
I don’t think there’s ever been a global power failure. I’m all over the world. So if there’s a power failure in the United States, drive to Canada.

Dream date: Buzz Lightyear or Jar Jar Binks?

Lara Croft: Overambitious or misunderstood?

What’s the sound of a Web page loading?
The sound of a Web page loading…. You don’t hear it happening.

Can I get your digits?


That’s not the answer I was looking for.

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