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You know how people say they laughed out loud but you know what that means is they smirked a little in their heads? Well, I genuinely laughed out loud at this video. Uncle B leaned out the kitchen window and asked what was wrong with me. (Huh. I didn’t know he was there).

It’s about Inspirobot, an AI for writing inspirational quotes, and there are some doozies. The man’s delivery helps.

At first I thought the creators had done the “Cards Against Humanity” thing, where they seeded it full of phrases that were guaranteed to match up in funny ways and only funny ways. Amusing at first, boring after a while.

But I’ve been playing with the Inspirobot itself, and it does seem more of a good faith effort. For the most part. Its platitudes are nonsensical, but bland. I’ve only seen one picture repeat.

Except they have given it some vocabulary words it shouldn’t have that can’t help but pop up in inappropriate ways.

Hey, changing the subject – real question. Have you ever come across a rogue bee? There was a bee that harassed Uncle B this morning, in his face, buzzing around his head, and would NOT leave him alone until he went inside. Happened again later when he came back out. Happened to me after work, also twice.

Then we were just standing there talking and a bee flew up and stung him on the arm. Left the stinger behind and everything. He’s got a nasty dark spot in the middle of the sting, which I don’t recall seeing before.

The rest of the bees (there are always bees on the chimbly; we have bees in the attic) were perfectly calm and normal.

I assume it was the same bee all day and he was just…psycho?


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: June 24, 2024, 8:18 pm

During late spring, early summer I have noticed bumble bees “guarding” a particular location on a wooden deck… like there may have been a nest or a bee excavation project going on and the bee was the assigned external predator defense system.

I have never been stung but I have noticed that the bee would front me to keep an eye on my movements.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 24, 2024, 11:49 pm

Probably an angry immigrant French bee.
Was it by any chance buzzing the “Galop Infernal”?

More seriously.
An aggressive guard perhaps who warned Uncle B off once and remembered his scent?

Or just a cranky bee.
Has it been rainy and then humid or hot?

He should dress as a rain cloud and avoid humming Winnie the Pooh songs.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 25, 2024, 12:52 am

Here’s the inspirational quote I got:

“First the fellatio and then the yelling”

I mean, I guess it’s kinda inspirational…

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 25, 2024, 1:08 am

I am inspired.

But I think this thing stole this quote.
It was a demand from Napoleon to Russian Field Marshal Kutuzov after Borodino.

“Don’t be a slave to your boyfriend’s cake, just surrender”.

Of course the FIRST quote it gave me was ” PLAY PUNK”.
That will never happen.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 25, 2024, 2:23 pm

Only by focused collective meditation
can we make human stupidity turn against itself

If only!

Comment from OldFert
Time: June 26, 2024, 5:08 am

@ExpressoBold Pureblood
Black and yellow/white? Very large? Could be a carpenter bee.
They drill holes in wood for their burrows. If you fill in the hole they’ll come back looking for it, in my experience one showed up the following season after I had filled and painted over the perfectly round hole in our porch support out front.

Comment from Geometry Dash
Time: July 1, 2024, 4:07 am

Your genuine acts of kindness have not only touched my life but have also had a ripple effect, inspiring me to pay it forward and spread love and positivity to others.

Comment from Geometry Dash
Time: July 17, 2024, 1:57 am

Released as a free version of the original Geometry Dash, this game offers a taste of the excitement and precision required to navigate through its vibrant and intricate levels.

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