Do you ever stop and think about what made you smile or laugh today? The most random, fleeting things that brightened your day? I usually don’t think about it much, but sometimes some inexplicable things make me notice that I wasn’t smiling before, and now I am.
The convertible with the top down in barely 50 degree weather, blasting Bob Marley, stuck in stopped traffic while I biked past.
The thought of “broccoli rabe” being a dude named Rob with a Jew fro.
Five people laughing and whooping in the dark as they pushed their car down the street toward the repair shop.
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…