As a leftover, the soup was equally good without the croutons.
April 2, 2013 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Times Haiku Not every haiku our computer finds is a good one. The algorithm discards some potential poems if they are awkwardly constructed and it does not scan articles covering sensitive topics. Furthermore, the machine has no aesthetic sense. It can't distinguish between an elegant verse and a plodding one. But, when it does stumble across something beautiful or funny or just a gem of a haiku, human journalists select it and post it on this blog.
posted by grateful (8 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
this is f***ing awesome
posted by matkline at 10:34 AM on April 2, 2013

Barking and howling
Can make life miserable
For everybody
posted by Omnomnom at 11:43 AM on April 2, 2013

I personally prefer the Canadian parliament version. (Which also predates this one, although I suppose it's not that revolutionary an idea.)
posted by mr. manager at 12:22 PM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

It's amazing how much consistently better the cooking-related ones are.
posted by 23 at 7:01 PM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

These have about the hit-rate than regular human generated haikus have.
posted by cmoj at 10:46 PM on April 2, 2013

This is just beautiful:

For reasons he is
not sure of, he also adds
scallions at the end
posted by languagehat at 10:25 AM on April 3, 2013

I'm reading these in my head with a robot voice. I can't stop making unnecessary pauses in phrases now.
posted by missriss89 at 8:37 PM on April 3, 2013

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