Category Archives: fun & silliness

Accidental Poetry from the TiffanyBot

Back in October/November 2013, there was a sudden influx on my Facebook news feed of What Would I Say? status messages. Basically, the robot version of yourself uses your past post history to generate new status messages using a bigram and unigram probabilities-based Markov-model.

It seems that instead of posting my bot-self’s status messages at the time, I saved them for posterity as an email draft (that I just now found). And you know, TiffBot can be rather poetic — albeit by accident.

Found the hiccups.

but i have a mountain.

prepared for the confused

Just looked up my horizon.

22 pages / we’ll dream tomorrow

We communicate through groves of poison oak…

I have now

I strongly suspect TiffanyBot has a better chance than real Tiffany at getting poetry published…

World Cup Hairstyles, revisited

Looks like I’m not the only one who felt like writing about soccer players’ hair. Check out FiveThirtyEight’s analysis of World Cup hairdos: Mohawks, Faux-hawks And Macklemores: The Top-Heavy Hairdos of the World Cup

And I leave you a photo of USMNT’s Michael Bradley, whose lack of hair makes him look like a terrifying alien. Or one of those, “what would they look like without eyebrows?” fun-with-photoshop Buzzfeed articles.


Addendum to “A compilation of strange search terms that direct here”

(See 26 Jan 2012)

can you spot the deer

ken and barbie-drawings

hula dancers basically naked

artisitic impression othello

pooping castle

jeffrey pine trees for sale

dragonlance 5 haded dragon


ميسي حاير

“pointe shoes” fusion


(I think people are severely misguided when my blog shows up in image/web search hits…)

Accomplishment of the day!

a.k.a. Seemingly random webpage visit of the day: “What D&D Character Am I?


I am a:

Neutral Good Elf Wizard (3rd Level)

Ability Scores:

Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard’s strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)