@janellecshane

"The wretched world is run by ox and ass
The wretched world is run by ox and ass,
And in vain build I."

i can't hear this in any other voice than Nathan Explosion's.

@JohnBrownJr i think it's the ass doing the whipping now

@janellecshane

The only thing keeping the goose from falling off the ground
Was the reins
Like strings of spaghetti
And if you could just cut it down
You could even make a bow
Like a bow and arrow
But if you wanted to make a bow you had to use a lot of power

@janellecshane It's about time someone told the truth about ox and ass.

@janellecshane neural nets to make mastodon shitposts, I see

@janellecshane

This is almost a Sleepytime Gorilla Museum song, and I wish they could put it to music

Religion 

Religion 

@janellecshane (seriously though, it has the mindset of "the world is dark and horrible and broken, but there is an odd beauty in the strange spaces that creates")

@janellecshane i can't stop giggling imagining actual happy carollers singing "like ants, like ants"...

@janellecshane Janelle is here! Oh this is fantastic - I can absolutely leave Twitter now, this is one of the things I was most worried about missing!

@janellecshane out of interest - does the AI know about some of the "alternative" carols - like:

"While Shepherds washed their socks by night, all watching ITV, the Angel of the Lord came down and switched to BBC" ??

@asjmcguire indirectly, from scanning lots of the internet! But it wasn’t in the sweet of carols I gave it explicitly

@janellecshane Gee, Janelle, thanks for starting the apocalypse.

Again. XD

@janellecshane Human flesh as sacrifice for a reindeer? I approve! All hail the man-eating reindeer god!

@janellecshane

"and in vain build I" is the best line of those whole thing 11/10 overall DAMn

@janellecshane Not bad; I wonder if it would be better to have an upbeat happy sounding start to it ... which hid the darkness that comes later.

@janellecshane am i the only one imagining fluctuations in air flow that indicate just barely suppressed laughter at "the world is run by ox and ass"? 😂😂😂

@janellecshane holy crap, what is its source of learning? Reddit?

@xzenor indirectly! The original gpt-2 training data was any page linked to by Reddit with a minimum number of upvotes. Then I finetuned it on carols

@janellecshane

"...Its heart was full of sugar
And the most prized food item was its head"

Idk why but I find this stanza metal AF 🤘

@janellecshane this speaks to me

i am just an ox, looking for an ass, to help me run this wretched world

@janellecshane And the wind was cruel and cruel
Against me like ants,
Like ants, like ants.

I've been in storms like that. ;-)

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