me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?

me: ...

me: oh NO


"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.

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


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



Thanks for this; you just inspired me to write this carol.

Let's know what Christmas is about.
Endless rules from a mad god
Sins required payment in blood
So he sent his son without a doubt.

What madness fell upon mankind?
That instead of kindness of his heart
God tells the naughty and nice apart
by whether we shut down our own minds.

So we're now supposed to admire
How much mercy he brought us
Now those - 1/2


rejecting the damned cross
Are thrown in giant lakes of fire.

Joy to the world, a lamb is born!
We now celebrate his death;
praise his name with every breath
while peace on Earth is met with scorn! @janellecshane - 2/2

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


"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"? 😂😂😂


"...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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