Sarah? Sarah's not here.
February 1, 2016 12:49 PM   Subscribe

Behold. Erowid Sarah Palin, a twitterbot with a mission to do Markov mashups between Sarah Palin quotes and "trip reports" from the Experience Vault at Erowid.

Sample: "I washed my hands of the establishment and the lamestream media, and they were imbued with broiling geometry and unutterable colours." (via).
posted by CheeseDigestsAll (41 comments total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
 
It was on Projects before it was on BoingBoing! This is from Metafilter's Own signalnine.
posted by Sokka shot first at 12:53 PM on February 1, 2016 [19 favorites]


"The only thing that separates us is the Republican, conservative movement icon and hero and a number of incorporeal entities."
posted by nubs at 12:53 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


"As my legs began to liquidize and colours started to run for president, Drill, baby, drill into another dimension."
posted by nubs at 12:54 PM on February 1, 2016 [17 favorites]


And that is refreshing, because he, better than illegal immigrants are treated better than to fall for that shining city on a giant pizza.

Yes, Barack, he built that, and I could stand, and saw that my face had separated into another world.

Isn't this how Sarah Palin normally speaks?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:55 PM on February 1, 2016 [6 favorites]


Projects link
posted by filthy light thief at 12:56 PM on February 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


Isn't this how Sarah Palin normally speaks?

It's better than most of the talking heads in the media, whatever it is.
posted by nubs at 12:58 PM on February 1, 2016


I'm not usually a twitter bot fan, but I'm enjoying this.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 1:01 PM on February 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


How long have you been not usually a twitter bot fan, but you're enjoying this?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:08 PM on February 1, 2016 [35 favorites]


Bombast and stars via the 5th world.
posted by bonehead at 1:16 PM on February 1, 2016


Needs a more ecstatic or horrifying avatar. other than that A+.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:20 PM on February 1, 2016


There's also an Erowid Recruiter feed that's similarly hilarious.
posted by uberchet at 1:21 PM on February 1, 2016


uberchet: "There's also an Erowid Recruiter feed that's similarly hilarious."

Previously.
posted by schmod at 1:23 PM on February 1, 2016 [3 favorites]


This is incredible. Thank you so much for bringing this into the world.
posted by schmod at 1:24 PM on February 1, 2016


It's strange how much people talk about Donald Trump in their trip reports.
posted by peeedro at 1:28 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


i dropped acid in alaska, played black sabbath at 78 and saw putin
posted by pyramid termite at 1:31 PM on February 1, 2016


How long have you been not usually a twitter bot fan, but you're enjoying this?

OMG Daaaaaddd! Stooooopp!
posted by leotrotsky at 1:32 PM on February 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


God, I love nonsense like this, particularly when it's partially believable.
posted by sektah at 1:34 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Best FPP title.
posted by ardgedee at 1:35 PM on February 1, 2016


It just really reminds me of Hunter S. Thompson rambling about Nixon.
posted by sektah at 1:36 PM on February 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


Oh geez, it looks like I went through time and space again.
posted by wreckingball at 1:41 PM on February 1, 2016


This is comedy gold. Thank you! Can we have Erowid Trump next, or would that be crossing the streams?
posted by ianso at 1:48 PM on February 1, 2016


I think her stream of conscious talking is weird enough that this fits in more naturally than Trump. Also, not enough bombast in trip reports, which would be unlike Trump The Politician.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:52 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


The walls, the carpet, GOP Beltway Boys, all have a sneaking suspicion that the planes of the quantum reality, they’re fightin’ each other.
posted by contraption at 1:54 PM on February 1, 2016


Worth mentioning that this was inspired by my friend's bot, @Trumpchain which remixes Donald Trump and Reddit's Bitcoin subreddit.
posted by signalnine at 1:54 PM on February 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


Also, not enough bombast in trip reports, which would be unlike Trump The Politician.

Counterpoint: Trump turned a northern soul song into a parable poem about Syrian refuges as snakes, which could have devolved into a trip at any time.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:54 PM on February 1, 2016


Well, I just took 1d8 sanity loss from reading that.
posted by Mitrovarr at 2:06 PM on February 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


Well, I just took 1d8 sanity loss from reading that.

If that's all you lose in this election year, be glad.
posted by nubs at 2:17 PM on February 1, 2016 [6 favorites]


Is there a special academic term for Markov chains indistinguishable from the people whose speech they model?
posted by a lungful of dragon at 2:17 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


delicious word salad!
posted by indubitable at 2:20 PM on February 1, 2016


[this is beautiful]
posted by psoas at 2:36 PM on February 1, 2016


Steve King Must've Been 'Huffing Ethanol' To Say Trump Bought My Support

Haha this thing is great.

Oh, that's a real quote?

fffffffuuuuuuuuuu
posted by Cookiebastard at 2:53 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's not as amusing (self-link) when you leave out the Erowid part. Sample output:
This is the fabric of America are just going along to get more of the military. And when I stood here and I welcomed our littlest sisters in the oil fields of Alaska’s North Slope, and then they tell us that all was lost, there was some reeling going on because he refused to break faith with future generations. So Track is the same more payoffs for his friends. Right now, some would say gets in the tank and a stagnant economy these are all good people.
posted by hades at 3:52 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Needs a more ecstatic or horrifying avatar.

Boingboing added a DeepDream image of Palin that works pretty well.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 5:18 PM on February 1, 2016


hades: Clearly what we need is a web game of "Palin or Palin Markov Generator?"
posted by Justinian at 5:35 PM on February 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


"Those good working class families, just can’t get ahead and that’s why the establishment took that final deal-sealing bong hit"

qft.
posted by ennui.bz at 6:05 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well, I just took 1d8 sanity loss from reading that.

This is actually helping. Without the damage reduction in place from the various comedic bardic performances (including this) up and going, it'd be 1d8 per caster level. And I think Palin's probably at least CL3.
posted by wildblueyonder at 6:39 PM on February 1, 2016


"I was on stage nominated for VP, and I felt nothing much at first, other than the joint, you betcha."

This explains so much about her entire time as the VP nominee.
posted by ActionPopulated at 7:02 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh my God, this is brilliant: Donald Trump is going to make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. He is smiling and looking at my cat, Frank, as the entities come closer to me yet again.
posted by teponaztli at 7:24 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hahah awesome: Things are gonna change under President Trump. It’s hard for crony capitalists to be this tired, aside from whatever the mescaline was doing
posted by drinkyclown at 7:54 PM on February 1, 2016


I thought this was going to be a Erowid page about tripping and watching or listening to Sarah Palin, with a bunch of people saying, "NO! DO NOT DO THIS!"
posted by saul wright at 12:42 AM on February 2, 2016 [1 favorite]




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