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Lorem Gibson carbon smart-sensory Legba urban receding rifle refrigerator. Bomb boy saturation point j-pop rebar knife San Francisco car. Dome drone Shibuya computer plastic katana rain kanji. Tank-traps courier beef noodles plastic rain motion papier-mache.
posted by ob1quixote (42 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have a sister who does graphic design and just started reading a bit of cyberpunk. How did you know?
posted by benito.strauss at 11:29 PM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


I have a sudden urge to build something out of concrete reinforced with denim rebar. But first I'll have a beer from my 3D-printed free-market refrigerator.

Not enough Curta or Antonov.
posted by morganw at 11:30 PM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


I really could go for some A. I. beef noodles right about now.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:35 PM on June 24, 2013


Cool idea, but it needs more verbs. Also connecting words - it's just long lists of nouns, doesn't look right. Give it some more sentence structure, maybe throw in a heroine in distress, and you're good to go.
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:38 PM on June 24, 2013 [10 favorites]


denim rebar
posted by XMLicious at 11:45 PM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Give it some more sentence structure, maybe throw in a heroine in distress, and you're good to go.

So basically you want it to quote whole sections of Count Zero?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:54 PM on June 24, 2013 [5 favorites]


I would actually like some euro-pop render-farm bridge sunglasses. They sound fancy.

A convenience store industrial grade dolphin uplink sounds like it could be useful too.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:57 PM on June 24, 2013 [5 favorites]


Dr Dracator: "Cool idea, but it needs more verbs. Also connecting words - it's just long lists of nouns, doesn't look right."

Yeah, I was all excited when I found the word "into" in the text.
posted by Bugbread at 12:08 AM on June 25, 2013


"...maybe throw in a heroine in distress."

The heroines in the vast majority of Mr. Gibson's work can take care of themselves (CZ excepted).
posted by digitalprimate at 12:13 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Gibson has described his work as being like Burrough's cut-up work, only airbrushed, so it's appropriate I guess.
posted by Artw at 12:15 AM on June 25, 2013


Riker Ipsum. Also Riker Ipsum (with source!).
posted by spiderskull at 12:15 AM on June 25, 2013 [8 favorites]


So it's basically a high-brow Horse E-books?
posted by univac at 12:19 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is anyone else as glad as I am that this didn't turn out to be Lorem Mel Gibson?

Lorem Sugartitsum Oven...

...and I'll stop there. I've belatedly realized that I couldn't possibly dip very far into Mel Gibson's well of recorded bigotry without being flagged to hell and back and deleted post-haste.
posted by The Confessor at 12:20 AM on June 25, 2013 [7 favorites]


Riker Ipsum.
That might've been one of the shortest assignments in the history of Starfleet. Yesterday I did not know how to eat gagh. Flair is what marks the difference between artistry and mere competence. But the probability of making a six is no greater than that of rolling a seven. Maybe we better talk out here; the observation lounge has turned into a swamp. I suggest you drop it, Mr. Data. We could cause a diplomatic crisis. Take the ship into the Neutral Zone I can't. As much as I care about you, my first duty is to the ship. When has justice ever been as simple as a rule book? We finished our first sensor sweep of the neutral zone. I'll alert the crew. Earl Grey tea, watercress sandwiches... and Bularian canapés? Are you up for promotion? Why don't we just give everybody a promotion and call it a night - 'Commander'? Mr. Crusher, ready a collision course with the Borg ship. Not if I weaken first. I guess it's better to be lucky than good. I recommend you don't fire until you're within 40,000 kilometers. Talk about going nowhere fast. and attack the Romulans. Shields up! Rrrrred alert! Mr. Worf, you do remember how to fire phasers? You're going to be an interesting companion, Mr. Data. You enjoyed that. You bet I'm agitated! I may be surrounded by insanity, but I am not insane. Worf, It's better than music. It's jazz. Damage report! What? We're not at all alike!
Ye gods. It's...it's glorious.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:25 AM on June 25, 2013 [8 favorites]


I'll add Yorkshire Ipsum.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:29 AM on June 25, 2013 [6 favorites]


And Samuel L Ipsum.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:30 AM on June 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


The heroines in the vast majority of Mr. Gibson's work can take care of themselves (CZ excepted).

Being in distress doesn't necessarily mean you need saving: dispensing a righteous ass-kicking is often a good solution to distress. WG heroines do have a tendency of finding themselves inadvertently involved in a larger crisis though.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:51 AM on June 25, 2013


Eric Idle Ipsum.
posted by George_Spiggott at 1:03 AM on June 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


As a young girl, not fully comfortable with the eucharist, I learned to enjoy the ritual.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

My boyfriend wanted out-of-wedlock sex. But I resisted, because I remembered the lines

Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.

I'm a good Catholic girl, but sometimes I can't help thinking:

Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

posted by twoleftfeet at 1:09 AM on June 25, 2013


"....Leonard Bernstein!"
posted by ooga_booga at 1:09 AM on June 25, 2013 [5 favorites]


We named our daughter Lorem Ipsum and our son John Q. Public.

It's probably not a good thing to name your children when you're high, but there you go.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:24 AM on June 25, 2013


Tokyo warehouse assassin.

I'd read that book.

But yeah, needs some Markov sauce.
posted by Leon at 1:30 AM on June 25, 2013


Or watch that heroic bloodshed movie...
posted by titus-g at 1:34 AM on June 25, 2013


Ipsum is Pig Latin for Sip. Right?
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:36 AM on June 25, 2013


No. That's Ipsay. Right?
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:37 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lorem Ipsum is a weird text about denial of pleasure that doesn't even make sense in Latin. It's gibberish.
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:51 AM on June 25, 2013


I have to be honest with you. Sometimes I don't know the difference between "Naysay" and "Gainsay".

One is to declare to be untrue or invalid, whereas the other involves To oppose, deny, or take a pessimistic or negative view of

I'm just sayin.

posted by twoleftfeet at 1:51 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Are these the updated lyrics for We Didn't Start the Fire?
posted by Pistache at 4:08 AM on June 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


LEONARD BERSTEIN
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:16 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Doesn't look like Debbie Gibson lyrics to me.
posted by spilon at 4:52 AM on June 25, 2013


WG heroines do have a tendency of finding themselves inadvertently involved in a larger crisis though.

Isn't this, uh, kind of characteristic of...protagonists in...stories?
posted by LogicalDash at 5:11 AM on June 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Sometimes I don't know the difference between "Naysay" and "Gainsay".

You don't say.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:36 AM on June 25, 2013


Ipsum is Pig Latin for Sip. Right?
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:36 AM on June 25 [+] [!]


No. That's Ipsay. Right?
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:37 AM on June 25 [+] [!]


Only in the Pig Latin nominative or accusative plural.

(I'll show myself out.)
posted by amy lecteur at 5:47 AM on June 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Isn't this, uh, kind of characteristic of...protagonists in...stories?

Well, some of them - protagonists also go out looking for trouble, or have trouble in their past, or are trouble themselves, or try to avoid trouble but have it thrust upon them or whatever.

Here's a quick rundown of female WG characters that fit the mold (mildly spoilerish, also not all of them may count as protagonists): Off the top of my head, Molly from Neuromancer is the only major female character of his who is not a former innocent stumbling blindly through a larger conspiracy. To be fair, his male characters do that a lot as well, but the similarities between the female characters tend to stick out - and I'm saying this an avid Gibson fan.
posted by Dr Dracator at 6:03 AM on June 25, 2013 [6 favorites]


Quest for Giant Bomb E3 Set Porn Bears Fruit
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:12 AM on June 25, 2013


This happened largely because so many people were accusing the William Gibson parody, @AuthenticWmGibs (previously on Metafilter), of being a bot. One of the people in that orbit put this up yesterday after her or his remarks about Snowden blew up.

Edit: I looked up the guy who posted this -- @DavidTWeaver.
posted by samofidelis at 6:30 AM on June 25, 2013


Are these the updated lyrics for We Didn't Start the Fire?

No, it's a Metafilter name generator.

Now please welcome new member concrete denim hacker.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:48 AM on June 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh hey this is a great chance for some shameless self promotion to share something I made and find useful!

RikerIpsum.h and .m for Mac and iOS projects in four easy steps:
  1. $ git submodule add https://gist.github.com/5202165.git
  2. Add the RikerIpsum.h and .m files to your project
  3. Add #import "RikerIpsum.h" to the Prefix.pch file
  4. [tmpLabel setText:[RikerIpsum randomRikerIpsum]];
posted by frijole at 8:14 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh my God. It's full of Ipsums.
posted by emjaybee at 9:07 AM on June 25, 2013


This is what the Internet was good for in 1993.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:23 AM on June 25, 2013


It's still good for it! Get back in your vat!
posted by Mister_A at 10:13 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


univac: "So it's basically a high-brow Horse E-books"

I give you Zizek Ebooks.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:59 PM on June 25, 2013


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