Headline Haiku: The i-‘s Have It

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This recently ubiquitous ad with it’s equally ubiquitous i-product was fertile ground to explore the desirability to consumers of i-products in general…not a u-phone or u-thinking, or even a wii-pad or wii-shares.  Once again, what we buy is only a reflection of who we are.

Outbreak is a Poor
Researcher:  Mistake, Message,
and Election

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Illustrated Poetry recently had a post on computer-generated surrealist poetry (https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/67692698/832/).  I took headline words from the front section of the NY Times where the ad appeared and plugged them into Poem Generator’s given structure:  amazing.  I got lots of great lines.  I liked particularly the one above.

You can also create your own structure, so I took a classic haiku from Basho to see what would happen with that.  Poem Generator must have been channeling Congress!  Or at least Fox News.

the People
and the Former Incomes–
So?

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A cold rain starting
and no hat–
so?
(Basho)

Poem Generator:  http://thinkzone.wlonk.com/PoemGen/PoemGen.htm
Be careful:  it’s addictive.

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3 responses to “Headline Haiku: The i-‘s Have It”

  1. Marcy Erb says :

    The poetry generator is soooo addictive! Outbreak is indeed a poor researcher – but as a country and culture we seem to love lurching from one crisis to the next. Your collage has addictive qualities too, I may very well spend the rest of the day drawing eyeballs over my letter “i”s to see what that does to the text and meaning – loved the effect here!

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    • memadtwo says :

      …unbelievably addictive. I have to stay away from it when I have things that need to get done.
      Eyes are a big item in my collage in general–it was fun to see what happened with the text. And puns are always good.

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  2. memadtwo says :

    I love this goofy looking guy with kooky round glasses and eyes coming out of his mouth. Very humorous collage and interesting subject matter.

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