A bot in the street but a snowclone in the sheets
February 20, 2016 10:11 AM   Subscribe

A bot in the street but a snowclone in the sheets
This bot fills out the "___ in the street but a ___ in the sheets" snowclone (originating from "a lady in the street but a freak in the sheets") in various different ways.
Role: developer
posted by ignignokt (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

this sums it up:
Aw yeah – a parody in the street but a satire in the sheets.
(one of the first things I learned about 'humor' was that "Get Smart" was parody, not satire)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:09 PM on February 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

Where do the word pairs come from? Is it using various heuristics? Seems like a few of them are based on rhyming, but others clearly involve related words that suggest some kind of semantic understanding.
posted by Deathalicious at 4:17 PM on February 20, 2016

Also what's the deal with the timing? Does it tweet in response to certain triggers?
posted by Deathalicious at 4:18 PM on February 20, 2016

This one doesn't responding to anything; it's working on a fixed every-three-hours schedule now.

The word pairs come from the Wordnik API. It looks for three kinds of relationship types:

– Antonyms
– Rhymes
– Cross-references

It's fairly simple since Wordnik hands it semantically connected words! The source is here, if you're interested.
posted by ignignokt at 6:06 PM on February 20, 2016

" Bot in the street… ‏@botinthestreet Feb 18

Look out! It's a great-granddaughter in the street but a half-brother in the sheets. 😉 "

Well then.
posted by Hypatia at 9:06 AM on February 21, 2016

Maybe it read "Under the Banner of Heaven" recently!
posted by ignignokt at 11:11 AM on February 21, 2016

For a random selection of words, it sure gets some amusing/saucy combos.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:51 AM on February 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

Like they say, a mineralogist in the street but an archaeologist in the sheets!

posted by Room 641-A at 7:35 AM on March 4, 2016 [2 favorites]

These are completely hysterical!
posted by Iteki at 5:39 AM on March 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

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