Knock knock jokes via autocomplete
July 21, 2015 6:57 PM   Subscribe

Knock knock jokes via autocomplete
This bot creates knock knock jokes by hitting up autocomplete on Google. This is perhaps the dumbest bot of all time. And yet! I am compelled to share amazing jokes like these.
Role: automated joke facilitator
posted by ignignokt (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by cortex on July 22, 2015: "Artichoke who? Artichoke pizza!" and other robot punchlines

This is the greatest thing.
posted by cortex at 6:57 PM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

tbh it tells better jokes than my kid.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:58 AM on July 22, 2015 [4 favorites]

Cool, what's the implementation stack?
posted by idiopath at 8:31 AM on July 22, 2015

Oh, yeah, I meant to link the source. It's a Node app that hits up the Wordnik API for a random word, goes to the undocumented Google autocomplete API with that word, formats the joke with one of the results, does a little filtering for outright heinousness or autocomplete garbage, then posts to Twitter.

Much of the various sorts of fetching and posting is done by the various Node modules listed in the dependencies.
posted by ignignokt at 9:04 AM on July 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

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