I’ve been experimenting with AI/machine learning recently, and trained my latest build on the complete set of 898 pokemon currently included in the pokemon.com database (as of 2021). To avoid contaminating the results, only information gleanable from the official pokedex was made available to my AI. Everything here therefore was clearly extrapolatable by inference from the dataset, even in cases where this seems unlikely. In the course of the experiment, 49 non-official Pokemon were generated. The full results (with notes) can be found at the link above. [more inside]
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? [more inside]
My friends and I built an 80s Joke Line for a hackathon event here in Toronto. You can call in to hear a joke and then share one of your own. It's cobbled together using Flask (a Python web framework) and APIs from Twilio and Soundcloud. The code is on GitHub. We are a bit short on jokes. Maybe you can help with that. [more inside]
is a new webcomic I've started. Jokes about books- so far I've done Rand, Mailer, Milton, Vidal, Thompson, and Tolkien. Lots more to come, with at least one update a week. Oh, and the "About" page features the most dignified picture of me ever taken.
The Jokemakers are a dedicated team of artisanal comedians working to foster community and model sustainability by growing a local joke system. Updated at least four times a week with fresh, homemade jokes! [more inside]