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November 11, 2012 11:31 AM   Subscribe

is it t  /  is it true  /  is it too late to register to vote  /  is it time to break up  /  is it tuesday  Enjoy the algorithmically-generated autocompleted poignance of Google Poetics, or submit your own.

"Obviously Google is not Shakespeare, Whitman or Dickinson - it can not illuminate the unknown. But it does reveal our inner workings, our fears and prejudices, secrets and shames, the hope and longing of a modern individual." (from the info page)
posted by oulipian (24 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
MetaFilter:
i thought we
i thought we were friends
i thought we were an anonymous collective
i thought we were best friends
i thought we were friends stop that please
posted by oulipian at 11:39 AM on November 11, 2012 [9 favorites]


Metafilter: metformin medifast metafiction.
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:06 PM on November 11, 2012


who gi

who gives a crap
who gives this woman
who gives military discounts
who gives more to charity
posted by idiopath at 12:07 PM on November 11, 2012


neat, i tried this before i saw this post but i never thought to make it into a thing
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 12:09 PM on November 11, 2012


He said: Isn't it.
Isn't it just.
Isn't it just like a woman?

She said: It takes.
It takes one.
It takes one to.
It takes one to know one.

posted by mykescipark at 1:02 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


When will it rain in Seattle / When will the world end
posted by hattifattener at 1:12 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like this one the best out of all of them that I've seen so far.
posted by codacorolla at 1:30 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


lower the drinking age
lower the boom
lower the heavens
lower the voting age

posted by Kattullus at 2:11 PM on November 11, 2012


into this world we're thrown
into thin air
into this moment
into this wild abyss

posted by Kattullus at 2:13 PM on November 11, 2012 [9 favorites]


get adobe flash
get a life
get a room
get a passport

Brought to you by Adobe, apparently.
posted by mintcake! at 2:24 PM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


wenn wir nur wüssten was wir wissen
wenn wir nur statisten
wenn wir nur alle englein wären
wenn wir nur stunde gewinnen

if we only knew what we know
if we just extras
if only we all were angels
if we could win just one hour

posted by dnial at 2:31 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like this, but I can't help but think that most of these Google poems sound an awful lot like U2 lyrics. Nonetheless, I like quite a few, like this one:

if I pass a home drug test
if I perish I perish
if I profane with my unworthiest hand
if I pay thee not in gold
posted by Kattullus at 2:42 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


How did they get theirs so short? Unless I get really specific, my auto-completes seem to go a good 10 lines down.
posted by threeants at 3:24 PM on November 11, 2012


Never mind, just noticed that a lot of them are cropped.
posted by threeants at 3:27 PM on November 11, 2012


So, had anyone still doubted the influence of culture, lyrics and track names - or the poetry of remixing?
posted by dnial at 3:40 PM on November 11, 2012


let me watch this
let me google that for you
let me love you
let it snow
posted by mixing at 3:47 PM on November 11, 2012


I can't believe I'm the first one to call this post eponysterical.
posted by kenko at 4:50 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also, as an aside, I sometimes like to make collages using Google Image drag and drop search.
posted by codacorolla at 5:00 PM on November 11, 2012


i am hungry
i am human and i need to be loved
i am harry potter
i am his daughter


...hmmm
posted by zinful at 6:42 PM on November 11, 2012


How now brown cow
How now shall we live
How now brown cow
How now Dow jones
posted by Autumn at 11:09 PM on November 11, 2012




google entry: we are met:

We are metas
we are met on a great battlefield of that war
we are metric
and where we are met with cynicism and doubt
posted by Debaser626 at 8:51 AM on November 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I guess I should have read the title of the post before commenting.
posted by Autumn at 9:03 AM on November 12, 2012


why does hair turn gray
why does ice float
why does my eye twitch
why does my lower back hurt

... story of my life.
posted by owtytrof at 9:57 AM on November 12, 2012


don't tell
don't tell me
don't tell me how to live my life
don't tell me how the story ends
don't tell me who won the election

opi i've red the script
i ve done recorded
i've dvr'd every
i've dvr'd the last three months

romney is president
romney is an idiot
romney is a liar
romney is a mormon
romney is ahead in the polls

(last I heard)
posted by Smedleyman at 4:47 PM on November 12, 2012


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