"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Sunday, January 13, 2008

NetBot Trash News

Somewhere out there is a clever 14-year-old, looking for something to do in his spare time. Here's our suggestion: Create a web-bot that trolls gossip news sites, tallies the top 10 words used, and then feeds those lists to another program that strings together the words, generating apparently real stories.

For example: Britney Spears, marry, paparazzi, court, and Scientology might be used to concoct a random (but nonetheless interesting and credible) story like:
Britney Spears has told family and friends she intends to marry her paparazzo lover Adnan Ghalib in a Scientology marriage ceremony.

The troubled singer, 26, phoned an aide with the news from a beach in Mexico, where she fled by private jet with Ghalib, 35, last week.

She is due to appear before a Los Angeles court tomorrow for the continuing battle over custody of her children.

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