Chuck Norris and Dad Jokes Come to Power Automate

Chuck Norris and Dad Jokes Come to Power Automate

When I woke up this morning, I thought to myself “you know what Power Automate really needs? Chuck Norris facts and dad jokes.” And wouldn’t you know it, my wish has come true! Two new Independent Publisher Connectors hit Power Automate today, and they are named icanhazdadjoke and Chuck Norris IO. This is not a joke, I am not kidding.

Let’s just get this out of the way immediately: these are hilarious. Seriously. I was laughing out loud as I dug into these two new connectors. Both were created by Microsoft MVP Daniel Laskewitz, and I thank you sir for the giggles. This is BY FAR the most fun I have had reviewing Power Automate connectors.

Let’s dive in to each of these connectors and spend some time laughing together.

Chuck Norris IO

Chuck Norris’s belly button doesn’t collect lint, it collects steel wool.

A Chuck Norris-ism from the Chuck Norris IO API.

Well, this morning I was able to add “Chuck Norris” as a new tag on Connector Review – which is just awesome! There’s no question about it – Chuck is a total badass. And what can make your automations even more kick-ass than they already are? Infusing some Chuck Norris action into it, of course. You get two actions with this connector:

  • Get random Chuck Norris fact
  • Search for Chuck Norris fact

This one made me laugh so very much. Add it into your flows for a bit of fun – I’d envision this to be used internally with Teams, Slack or other intranet systems you use. Get some giggles, but focus on the rest of the work day. Fun, but limited business use cases – which is what we review here!

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3 stars for limited business use cases, but personal use cases gets it 5 stars! 🙂

icanhazdadjoke

I cut my finger cutting cheese. I know it may be a cheesy story but I feel grate now.

One of the gems gleamed from the icanhazdadjoke API.

Everyone loves a good dad joke, right?! Something small to break the ice or lighten the mood. The connector has two actions:

  • Fetch a random dad joke (as I did in the quote above)
  • Search for dad jokes

While it’s a fun, silly connector that can provide a bit of a distraction from your work day, I think that’s the extent of the business use cases for it. But please, by all means, add some dad jokes to your Slack channels, Teams or others to trigger your flow. Your team deserves as much.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The connector is well built and funny, but business use cases are limited, which is what we are reviewing. Personal use cases get 5 stars! 😉

Heidi Neuhauser
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Heidi is Director of Customer Success at Reenhanced. She is a Microsoft MVP for Business Applications and is passionate about user adoption, out-of-the-box configuration tools, Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.
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