Interview Sarah Palin
September 26, 2008 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Interview Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin's interviews sounded like the kind of gibberish one can generate with Markov chains. Markov chains can be used to synthesize new text from some corpus. uses her interview transcripts to generate new interview question answers. It's a lot of fun, and if you find a good one, you can save it for your friends!
posted by metajack (14 comments total)

Man after my own heart.
posted by cortex at 9:55 PM on September 26, 2008

I am going to fall down the rabbit hole of palinkov. Thank you!
posted by rtha at 10:02 PM on September 26, 2008

posted by xorry at 10:16 PM on September 26, 2008

*posts* ... *reads cortex's comment* ... *wanders off mumbling incoherently*

Man.. some of these make more sense than reality
Q: How will you fix the economy?

Our economy and putting it back on the world. I'm not one of those who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are extreme, and they are violent, and they do not believe in American ideals. And they attacked us. And now we are a free and we have got to flow into our domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that they, too, want to rid not only our democracy, but communities like the community of New York.
posted by xorry at 10:19 PM on September 26, 2008

Q: Why should the US elect Senator McCain?

John McCain has a great plan to get a more coordinated and a much more than a heck of a process that's not allowing that process that progress to be all about job creation too, shoring up allies and positions and figuring out what sanctions perhaps could be more comfortable and certainly safer. First off, we're going to be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the war on terror. And I asked President Karzai, "Is that what President Bush has attempted to do this with you. I answered him yes because I have understood the world is and how important it is that my son has made a decision.
posted by rtha at 8:11 AM on September 27, 2008

I generated one and read it aloud to a friend and it actually passed as something Sarah Palin would give as an answer. Computer generated nonsense sounds so similar to Palin's answers that it passed as an actual response she would give.
posted by cashman at 8:54 AM on September 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

Bug report: when the question gets to "foreign policy experience", the system no longer asks new questions.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:35 AM on September 27, 2008

Yeah, I'm experiencing the same bug. OS X, Safari 3.1.2. Deleting cookies for the site and reloading fixes the problem until reaching the foreign policy experience question again.

Funny site though.
posted by thinman at 9:47 AM on September 27, 2008

Glad you guys are enjoying it. I'll try and reproduce that bug and get it fixed.
posted by metajack at 10:27 AM on September 27, 2008

The "ask a new question" link on the /n0 page always points back to /n0.
posted by primer_dimer at 1:05 AM on September 28, 2008

Can I ask my own questions? Heh!

"Have you ever shot anyone in the face?"
What's the plural of moose? And how many have you killed?"

It's a bit painful to read the answers. I feel like I am on a usenet manga forum.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:25 AM on September 29, 2008

Relentless ownage.
posted by Damn That Television at 1:13 PM on September 30, 2008

I don't suppose you'd like to do this to davesecretary too? (Source material.)
posted by wzcx at 1:21 PM on September 30, 2008

Why, oh why did this go away? Any chance it will come back at some point?
posted by aparrish at 9:26 AM on July 27, 2009

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