Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sarah Palin, meet SCIGen Clone

About InterviewPalin.Com: "The answers are computer generated based on probabilities calculated from Sarah Palin's actual speech" [via Andrew Sullivan]. Here's an example:

Q: What is the role of the US in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Afghanistan will lead to war and it doesn't have to second-guess what their efforts would be if they believe that what you are seeking, also? That strategy that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is the foundation of national security. It's that significant. I have understood the world is and how important it is in their country and their parents give them a passport and give them a passport and give them a backpack and say go off and travel the world. And as Ronald Reagan used to bailout these corporations. And we've got to play an appropriate role in the world.

Just in case you are wondering, here's SCIGen [here's an old post with some more links]:

SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.

Oh, well. I think this is a good time to re-link to xkcd's version of the Sokal affair.


  1. mogadalai said...


    The Saturday Night Live skit of Tina Fey, using most of the words that Palin used was hilarious too!