Friday, January 08, 2010

After Dark

Long long time ago, when I had my very first computer, I used an incredible screen-saver utility that called itself After Dark. Among the more interesting one had something to do with flying toasters.

But my hands down favorite was a random sentence generator. It would construct standard sentences using arbitrary nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives, which were strictly grammatically correct. It would have us in splits.

A modern day update seems to have been provided by the company in the forms of a gentleman who talks in his sleep. What is more interesting is that there seems a thread of coherence to the sentences - but they are nonetheless nonsensical. Gems include:

"The plumbing doesn't help with the cucumbers anymore."

"My vision of hell is a lentil casserole."

1 comment:

Julia said...

The sentence generator was also my favorite. I still have, carefully filed away, the loose piece of notebook paper on which my dorm roommate and I jotted down our favorites amidst fits of giggles. I wish it could be brought back somehow!