me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?
oh WOW a voice actor read this one and it is the BEST THING https://twitter.com/joezieja/status/1209511648618172421?s=21
"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 this whips ass, actually
@JohnBrownJr i think it's the ass doing the whipping now
@janellecshane It's a black metal Christmas 🤘
@janellecshane That got really dark really quickly ahahah
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 this is beautiful.
@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
@janellecshane That's some Old Testament stuff right there.
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 goth christmas
@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 the wretched world is run by ox and ass
@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
Is that you Alexa?
@janellecshane [winks and nods] That is amazing.
@janellecshane Stop this madness... I beg of thee!
@janellecshane Human flesh as sacrifice for a reindeer? I approve! All hail the man-eating reindeer god!
@janellecshane A WRECTHED WORLD IS RUN BY OX AND ASS
"and in vain build I" is the best line of those whole thing 11/10 overall DAMn
@janellecshane Well, I'm dead.😂
@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.
now i want to hear Werner Hertzog recite it.
@janellecshane oh my...
@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 omg this is so rad
@janellecshane Holy shit, that’s amazing.
@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 in that case, this was an expected outcome..
"...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 holy shit at the last two lines, that's legit poetry
@janellecshane finally, a good use for chaotic evil AIs
@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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