MAYBE IT IS INDECOROUS
TO TRUST IN AMERICA TODAY
I SAY I'M NOT
WHICH IS OFTEN AT LEAST
"GO F--- YOURSELF"
IT FROTHS ME A LITTLE
TO SUGGEST THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE
IS GOING PAST SOME NEW EDGE
INTO POLIS ALONE
(THE FAILURE TO FEEL SHAME IS RIGHTEOUSNESS)
AND ARGUES THAT A FARTHEAD RIDING UPON
THE BANDWAGON OF GREAT DESPAIR AND STASIS
IS REALLY JUST KIDDING
OUR LEADERS MEAN WHAT THEY SAY
(PRESUMABLY THE REST OF THE WORLD
IS NOT SUFFERING)
IT IS MEAN AND CRUEL TO RAISE
SYMPATHY AND THE CONCOMITANT
PETULANCIES OF MOCK HEROIC
"THIS IS COOL AND THAT IS COOL"
TRY A POST-AVANT FUCK DURING A SEINFELD RE-RUN
OR A CONSULTATION WITH THE I-CHING OF GOOGLISM
OR AN ENEMA WITH BATTERY ACID
from the Imitation Poetics list...
Here Augie's poem underscores the difference between rule-based text generation and human-based text generation. While they may overlap, it seems clear that rule-based text generation is a rather boring end in and of itself while lessening the difference between people and machines. Highland who is perhaps better known as a writer of codework shows why he ain't no machine and isn't ready to become one. Here is an example of someone who not only knows but can illustrate the difference. And note he's already parodying the use of googlisms (see my "lester is"/"codework is" post from 1/11/03). Nice work Augie.