Uber, but for
May 25, 2015 7:57 PM   Subscribe

Uber, but for
Why spend time and effort coming up with "Uber, but for _____" jokes when you can put a robot to work to do it for you?

Uber, but for eating pizza drenched in ranch in your underwear happy memorial day
Uber, but for having trouble understanding women
Uber, but for getting drunk on a plane
Uber, but for trying to ignore how scared you are
Uber, but for starting to hate everyone
Uber, but for doing fine without you

How it works: it watches the twitter stream for tweets like "I'm lounging on the couch with my dog" and rewrites them as "Uber, but for lounging on the couch with your dog."

It only tweets about once an hour, but it has enough material to make a new uber joke every 10 seconds, so if you really want, you can get far more uber at the web site. And for some reason, you can make it read them to you if your browser supports it. Chrome pronounces it "youber."
Role: uber, but for coding
posted by moonmilk (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

posted by cortex at 7:58 PM on May 25, 2015

Uber, but for giving relationship advice
Uber, but for having the worst week of your life
Uber, but for doing fine without you
Uber, but for having wine
Uber, but for skipping philosophy to go to the beachhh
Uber, but for remembering why you don't drink
Uber, but for starting to hate everyone

Where can I buy into your IPO?
sorry, I mean "Uber, but buying into your IPO"
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:03 PM on May 25, 2015

Was the genesis of this idea making the leap from "Uber, but.." to "Uber bot" - and then writing the thing?

And how are the tweets chosen?
posted by unmake at 3:01 AM on May 26, 2015

After I saw the 8 millionth "Uber, but for..." joke on twitter, I thought it was time to relieve humanity of the burden of uber jokes. The name "uberbotfor" came about because "uberbutfor" was already taken.

The tweets are chosen by whichever eligible one it sees first, after a random 40-60 minute delay. If you go to the web site, you'll see nearly every eligible tweet - one every 5-30 seconds.
posted by moonmilk at 1:39 PM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

It's somehow way better to have it read to you and randomly interject while you're doing other things in other tabs!
posted by TwoWordReview at 5:42 PM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

well this is awkward
posted by NoraReed at 11:24 PM on May 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

(i should note these actually do pretty different things and i think yours is great i just ALSO think it is neat that we both came up robot Twitter variations on the "like Uber" joke separately and recently)
posted by NoraReed at 11:37 PM on May 27, 2015

I love it! This means we need to start up an increasingly bitter rivalry which is only resolved by a dance-off at the metafilter wordbot jam.
posted by moonmilk at 6:34 AM on May 28, 2015

I'm adding you as a "muse" because there is no option for "nemesis"
posted by NoraReed at 7:18 AM on May 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

You can't spell "frenemies" without "nemesis"!
posted by moonmilk at 8:24 PM on May 28, 2015 [3 favorites]

Frenemeses? Frenulum seas? Is there an Uber for mondegreens?

I love both of these, moonmilk and NoraReed.
posted by a halcyon day at 4:04 PM on June 4, 2015

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