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September 20, 2011 11:00 PM   Subscribe

An alternative Lorem Ipsum generator. [NSFW language]

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posted by chavenet (23 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
LATIN, MOTHERFUCKER! DO YOU SPEAK IT?
posted by Strange Interlude at 11:09 PM on September 20, 2011 [11 favorites]


This is not very professional, I am trying to imagine a non-gimmick context in which this would be useful.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:11 PM on September 20, 2011


how did I miss the bogan ipsum post? and you missed hipster ipsum
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 11:13 PM on September 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's all ipsum to me.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:15 PM on September 20, 2011


I saw Pulp Fiction for the first time recently. Kinda amazing how its penetrated the consciousness. Figure somebody will probably make a Lebwoski Ipsum too.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 11:27 PM on September 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Funny, but I think part of the draw of Lorem Ipsum is that it has a good diversity of word lengths, a good vowel-to-consonant ratio, and a lot of ascenders and descenders, which demostrates fonts and type well.

The other point of it is that it is unreadable. This, on the other hand, is going to be way more fun to read than to examine for graphic purposes.
posted by jabberjaw at 11:30 PM on September 20, 2011


Technical issues aside, how awesome would it be to stumble across a piece someone forgot to switch over on a serious commercial website?

"Blah blah blah, our products are simply the best.

Now that we know who you are, I know who I am..."
posted by Mooseli at 12:47 AM on September 21, 2011


This is my lorem ipsum. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Why do I know this?
posted by axiom at 1:33 AM on September 21, 2011


Has somebody done a Star Trek Technobabble Ipsum? A Doctor Who Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Ipsum? A Hip-Hop Gangsta Ipsum? (NOT the same as the SLJ Ipsum) Or just a Malaprops-Ipsum? (They could get enough content just from Norm Crosby's old TV Roast appearances)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:01 AM on September 21, 2011


Haha, fantastic one :)
posted by Coolio at 2:13 AM on September 21, 2011


I also missed Toyota Ipsum.
posted by chavenet at 3:11 AM on September 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Technical issues aside, how awesome would it be to stumble across a piece someone forgot to switch over on a serious commercial website?

You know about welcome datacomp, right?
posted by Dr Dracator at 3:38 AM on September 21, 2011


Well oneswellfoop, allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong. In an age where false morals are a diamond dozen, true virtues are a blessing in the skies. We often put our false morality on a petal stool like a bunch of pre-Madonnas, but you all seem to be taking something very valuable for granite.
So I ask of you to mustard up all the strength you can because it is a doggy dog world out there. Although there is some merit to what you are saying it seems like you have a huge ship on your shoulder. In your argument you seem to throw everything in but the kids Nsync, and even though you are having a feel day with this I am here to bring you back into reality. I have a sick sense when it comes to these types of things.
It is almost spooky, because I cannot turn a blonde eye to these glaring flaws in your rhetoric. I have zero taller ants when it comes to people spouting out hate in the name of moral righteousness. You just need to remember what comes around is all around, and when supply and command fails you will be the first to go.

Make my words, when you get down to brass stacks it doesn't take rocket appliances to get two birds stoned at once. It's clear who makes the pants in this relationship, and sometimes you just have to swallow your prize and accept the facts. You might have to come to this conclusion through denial and error but I swear on my mother's mating name that when you put the petal to the medal you will pass with flying carpets like it’s a peach of cake.
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 4:50 AM on September 21, 2011 [13 favorites]


i like to use bacon ipsum. makes web designing tastier.
posted by liza at 5:18 AM on September 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Well oneswellfoop, allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong.

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
posted by loquacious at 5:31 AM on September 21, 2011 [4 favorites]


Do you see any Teletubbies in here? Do you see a slender plastic tag clipped to my shirt with my name printed on it? Do you see a little Asian child with a blank expression on his face sitting outside on a mechanical helicopter that shakes when you put quarters in it? No? Well, that's what you see at a toy store. And you must think you're in a toy store, because you're here shopping for an infant named Jeb.

I think I just found my surrealist-film script generator.
posted by Panjandrum at 5:44 AM on September 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


My go-to ipsum generator is Fillerama -- it has Futurama, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and Star Wars filler text, among others.

We can't compete with Mom! Her company is big and evil! Ours is small and neutral! Anyhoo, your net-suits will allow you to experience Fry's worm infested bowels as if you were actually wriggling through them. Bender, quit destroying the universe! What's with you kids? Every other day it's food, food, food. Alright, I'll get you some stupid food.
posted by andeles at 6:09 AM on September 21, 2011


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posted by schmod at 7:26 AM on September 21, 2011


Hey mooseli, that's exactly what happened with my junior-year yearbook. "This is a bunch of shit we put here because we can't think of anything else to fill the space right now, but hey, nobody reads this crap anyway, right?" in 36pt Helvetica.

That was the year I got kicked off for insisting on slightly higher standards than the editors. No, I'm not bitter; why do you ask?
posted by Madamina at 7:38 AM on September 21, 2011


Also. (CAUTION: shameless self-promotion)
posted by davelog at 8:49 AM on September 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I used to slip other words into the long columns of this stuff when I was a web developer. I won't go into detail, but let's just say if anyone actually looked they probably got more than a chuckle.

(and no up-chuckles)

;)
posted by jackspace at 10:28 AM on September 21, 2011


Do you see any Teletubbies in here? Do you see a slender plastic tag clipped to my shirt with my name printed on it? Do you see a little Asian child with a blank expression on his face sitting outside on a mechanical helicopter that shakes when you put quarters in it? No? Well, that's what you see at a toy store. And you must think you're in a toy store, because you're here shopping for an infant named Jeb.

I think I just found my surrealist-film script generator.


Nope, that's just a paragraph of unaltered dialogue from Unbreakable. Early on in the film, some guy mistakes Jackson's comics-art gallery for a gift shop, and gets chewed out thusly. It's not surrealism, just M. Night Shyamalan back when he could still write and direct his way out of a paper bag.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:49 PM on September 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, that was about as dumb as the movie that inspired it.
posted by Decani at 11:35 AM on September 22, 2011


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