Spambot Poetry Slam

Later today, the National Institute for Literature will grant its highest honor to Discover More Here, the first Automated-American to receive this prestigious award. “With this award, we recognize the potential for spambots, Buzzfeed listicle generators and similar artificial life forms to create poetry capable of nuance and hidden meaning,” said a NIL spokesman, citing the poet’s recent work, “Acai Laundry Breath.”

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10 thoughts on “Spambot Poetry Slam

  1. Gigi_the cat lady December 22, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Moving from side effects … yep, that happened to me once after eating a bad burrito.

  2. Saffron December 22, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    I think it wins the MacArthur Park Genius Grant for stringing words together that make no sense. The prize? A cake that was left out in the rain.

    • Laura December 22, 2015 / 4:43 pm

      It took so long to bake it, and I’ll never have that recipe again, either.

      • Deb December 22, 2015 / 5:26 pm

        Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don’t think that I can take it!

  3. Kar December 22, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    I don’t know if this is the product of a spambot’s tia, but it just gave me one. WTF?

  4. Smartypants December 22, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    It does have a certain Zen koan-like mystique. But too many words.

  5. Faye December 22, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    I like “calorie deficit”. Sounds better than dieting.

    Do I put the laundry out after moving from side effects?

    I hate when that happens.

  6. Haha December 22, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Snapping fingers and nodding head.

  7. Gigi_the cat lady December 23, 2015 / 8:19 am

    I used the link to buy something off Amazon.ca last night. I hopes it works.

  8. Tamara December 23, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    This is hilarious! These fake articles or whatever they’re called, have fooled me so many times! I’ll Google a story i want to know more about, some Chinese site tricks me with an address like http://www.awesomeamurricans.com so i click it, start reading…and i’ll read an entire paragraph before i realize i’m reading complete gibberish!

    What does that say about the real news? Not much sadly.

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