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On the internet, nobody knows you're a bot

I used thousands of New Yorker cartoon contest caption submissions to classify about 100 cartoons into nineteen categories, and trained a neural network to generate new captions for each category. Some of them are kind of funny. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Jul 1, 2019 - 6 comments

What Your Facebook Birthday Wish Says About You

Building on the groundbreaking research of Virginia Heffernan, I have finally, after months of tireless research, completed my exhaustive taxonomy of Facebook birthday wishes. Published in the "Daily Shouts" section of the academic Journal of Upper East Side Sociology (aka "The New Yorker").
posted by ericbop on Jan 7, 2016 - 2 comments

My take on anti-harassment at Comic-Con

A Daily Shout for The New Yorker containing a humorous list of suggestions for improving the anti-harassment policy at SDCC.
posted by ericbop on Jul 8, 2015 - 2 comments

Before The Movie Begins

"On leaving the theater, you will be assaulted by baseball-bat-wielding ushers, who will pummel your skull until you forget what you have seen. Any remaining memories are yours to keep and enjoy." I wrote the Shouts & Murmurs in this week's New Yorker. It's a parody of those infernal anti-piracy announcements. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Feb 2, 2012 - 10 comments

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