I feel like neural network humor has gotten really good. This Tumblr seems to be the epicenter. Pokemon recipes paint D&D superheroes
Recently, in a silly mood, Tati and I came up with my own list of nonsense superheroes. They feel like they’re in the same direction; this sort of uncanny valley of mostly following rules of normal logic, but not entirely.
Good King Wenceslas and Rice Dog
Old Tom and his letters
The Knife Police
Church Guy Dot Com
The Amazing Bat
False Poster Boy
The Insatiable Dod
Donor 2 Drugs
Fashion Electric World Capt.
The Welsh Strider
Guy You Got In Your Neighborhood
The Pharaoh Clooney
While we were at it, we came up with some names for a baby. (No, we’re not having one. We just thought these should be available as a public service; feel free to take them for your own kid.)
But… not as good? I kinda want to Mechanical Turk test these, and see if I can humor better than a neural net. I’m not sure if I want to win or lose.
I’ll leave you with a fairly dada short story:
Wandering underhill the goat farmer and his steel drum band. Lions escape faculty oversight while withdrawing from formal scrutiny. Yellow lollipop stick upended in a raised ball of fruit. Within the normal force field lies a smarmy alliaceous ball. Next to a frigid sound man, King Walrus rests upon his laurels. Beside him, the trained eye can spot kestrels yawning at the prospect of unparalleled masculinity. Feverishly sorted and left out to dry. What if by some strange stroke of luck, it so happened that a barreling freight train of good humor wound up dead? I don’t know that we could stomach the loss. Later, now, the raven winds its way towards its everlasting home. You can’t blame it. But under the watchful eye of the beholder, grains wilt and lie prostrate on the floor. An eager grammarian. Let yourself explore the expanse available to you; buy me an ogre. Willis had a necktie, and shouldn’t we all? Fair to say, you won’t find the Italian Mafia around this bean corn stand.
This is a John Henry level attempt to fight the future – you’ve shown us what it really means to be human, the machines will never win
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