All hail the Pentametron.
This nifty algorithm, which was the subject of a story on NPR, crawls twitter to find tweets written in iambic pentameter. When it finds two tweets that rhyme, it retweets them to form a Shakespearean couplet, like so:
No hotdogs at IKEA so upset 😦
Regret regret regret regret regret
The Pentametron website collects these couplets to form sort-of sonnets out of them, which can be quite beautiful in their own right:
Eye contact is a privilege, not a right
Play secretary, I’m the boss tonight.
That was the fastest half an hour yet
What’s better? Bacon or the Internet?
Cheese Macaroni *offers* anyone??
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ESSAY DONE
I kinda wanna smoke tomorrow tho
so Jerry springer has another show ???
Regretting that decision from before
Is everyone asleep already or??..
I absolutely hate a bugaboo!
There’s never gonna be another you.
What if forever isn’t long enough?
Especially lying over stupid stuff.