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Writing, comics and random thoughts from really a rather vulgar man
Saturday, March 28th, 2009 | 11:05 pm [random, writing]
Note to the Reader: The following conversation never took place, even in my head.

“Why hello — I say, hello there, son!”

“Oh. Hey.”

“Why so down in the mouth?”


“What’s eatin’ ya, boy?”

“In my heart burns a white-hot desire to create great art, and yet I lack the tiniest shred of wit or creativity. I don’t know what I am to do.”

“Why shit — I say, shit, son! Haven’t you ever heard of dada poetry?”

“Dada poetry? Whatever is that?”

“It’s poetry without any inherent meaning, created by — I say, created by cutting words out of pre-existing texts and rearranging them completely at random!”

“But that sounds like a lot of work, and I am also utterly without motivation.”

“Notta worry, boy! Just go to the Dada Poetry Generator at Poem of Quotes.com, and paste any paragraph into the text box! It’ll make a random dada poem for you. Check out this one I made from the first paragraph of the introduction to Charles — I say, Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species.”

mystery out not hasty coming
species mysteries, might on short
distribution of present as the
with of has and sketch
me, accumulating up sketch a
on been by question to

“That’s very impressive, but didn’t you say dada is supposed to be completely without design or reason?”

“Yes — I say, yes, son, I surely did.”

“Aren’t you imposing a design, however slight, by selecting the text from which the dada poem is ultimately constructed?”

“Ha! Thought you had me there, didn’t ya, boy? Well, I’m on toppa your shit. If that ain’t dada enough for you, just go to the random link generator at Mangle.ca, and pick the first paragraph on the first site that comes up!”

“Wow, I just tried it and it turned out great! Here’s the poem I got.”

Real Match Estate purpose of
solutions service well estate banks,
today’s for and real worldwide.
for property, distressed real owned
investment property, distressed and and
Buyers, by investment banks, worldwide.

“There ya — I say, there ya go now, boy! How hoof it the fuck outta here and don’t let me catch your poetry-writing ass on my property ever again!”

“Sure thing! Thanks!”
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