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October 19, 2011 3:31 PM   Subscribe

Lebowski Ipsum The Big Lebowski-flavored lorem ipsum text generator. Somethin' every bit as stupefyin' as you'd see in any a those other places, and in English too.
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal (21 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is clearly a labor of love.
posted by Catblack at 3:38 PM on October 19, 2011


The Stranger: I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself.
posted by metaxa at 3:40 PM on October 19, 2011


That's like, a lot of steps to get some Markov chained text, man.
posted by Artw at 3:52 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Samuel L. Ipsum recently on MeFi. That also has a lot of links to other lorem ipsum posts/generators.
posted by Deflagro at 3:53 PM on October 19, 2011


Steps, or options?
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 3:53 PM on October 19, 2011


Interactive lorem ipsum software. The wave of the future, Dude. One hundred percent electronic!
posted by Celsius1414 at 3:58 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Totally using this for the next project template.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 3:59 PM on October 19, 2011


I usually dislike these, but I will make an exception for this (well designed too!).
posted by codacorolla at 4:02 PM on October 19, 2011


Why the fuck is Donny not automatically included in the characters whose quotes you'd like to include? Is he out of his element?
posted by PapaLobo at 4:13 PM on October 19, 2011 [6 favorites]


I'm not taking this website bowling, Dude. I'm not buying it shoes. It's a fucking website. It has papers. And also, Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature.
posted by jimmythefish at 4:27 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


This seems like a great way to make everyone I work with think I am SUPER CRAZY when they see something with this text:

"Come and get it. Fucking nihilist. Ac tortor ultrices faucibus. Curabitur eu mi sapien, Who'm I? I'm a fucking VETERAN! Who's got a fucking million fucking dollars parked in the trunk of our car out here? Ut ultricies ipsum morbi. They did not receive the money, you nitwit! They did not receive the goddamn money. HER LIFE WAS IN YOUR HANDS! Eget risus nulla nullam. Vee could do things you only dreamed of, Lebowski. Vel nisi enim, vel."
posted by feloniousmonk at 4:30 PM on October 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Designers have discovered markov chains.
posted by delmoi at 4:35 PM on October 19, 2011


You see what happens, Larry? You see what happens when you dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit?!?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 5:02 PM on October 19, 2011 [7 favorites]


Let's not go suggesting markov chains are responsible for every little thing that involves belching out random strings of text. From what I saw, the movie quotes all appear to be stock lines, unmodified even at common inflection points by any recombinatory process, likely just selected at random as fully-formed insertions between the Latin wankery.

Markov has a rep to protect, here. Respect.
posted by cortex at 5:27 PM on October 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


I can't wait to use this at work. I can't wait for a reason to use this at work. But not on the rug.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 5:32 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


So we got tired of making things out of bacon and we're making things out of fractured Latin instead? Okay.
posted by ardgedee at 6:34 PM on October 19, 2011


I'm just going to use the last words of Dutch Schultz if flashy, point missing Lorem Ipsum text is required.
posted by Artw at 6:54 PM on October 19, 2011


If somebody does this with Rocky Balboa, I'm in.
posted by newdaddy at 7:40 PM on October 19, 2011


I still set dummy text manually.
posted by anthom at 7:44 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Obviously you're not a golfer.
posted by OHenryPacey at 7:04 AM on October 20, 2011


And now, because of a problem with my brain that doesn't let me not do things like this, there exists an actual Markovian Lebowski thing:

The Big Markovski.

Note that Lebowski, like almost any single film, isn't actually a great source for Markovian hijinks in the really aggressively recombinatory sense because there's just not that much dialogue to work with. Small corpora make for limited synthesis, most of what you get is fragmented verbatim regurgitation.

Compare with the output of the previous project I adapted this from, Previously, On The X-Files, which has something like 15000 lines of dialogue from Mulder alone to work with. The Dude gets the most lines in the film and still only has about 450 separate lines in the script.
posted by cortex at 11:18 AM on October 20, 2011


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