What, what? 'Signs point toward No.'

Shaky Advice from Samwell is an advice-giving app--in the spirit of Mattel's famous Magic 8-Ball toy--in which you get metaphysical guidance from the putatively sassy Web celebrity Samwell.

Shaky Advice from Samwell is an advice-giving app--in the spirit of Mattel's famous Magic 8-Ball toy--in which you get metaphysical guidance from the putatively sassy Web celebrity Samwell.

Internet-famous for 2007's "What What (in the Butt)," Samwell can be seen here channeling the same sauciness, albeit with more G-rated, "butt"-free content. The interface is fittingly Magic 8-Ball-style: you shake your iPhone or iPod Touch, and within seconds Samwell appears with a short video that answers any yes or no question. Each of the videos (more than 30 in all, accompanied by quick sound effects) is just a few seconds long at most, ranging from the authoritative ("Mmm-HMMM, MMM-hmmm...") to the evasive ("You should not have those kinds of questions in your head") to the cryptic (a puzzled look combined with a fart noise). You just shake again for answers to additional questions.

If you're a Samwell fan, this is the app for you--and it weighs in at less than 9MB, even with all the video. If you're not already invested in Samwell, though, there's probably not enough new here to inspire a download.

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