So there I was, minding my own business, trying to track down the flaw in my new layout that makes the background annoyingly coral-pink, when lo, I was tossed a link to Cleverbot.
So I went there. There's not a lot of there, there. It looks like your standard Google-style input screen. So I typed in, Define cleverbot.
This conversation resulted.
CB: You are cleverbot.
Me: But I'm alive.
CB: I will ddos you if you keep bothering me.
CB: You can't run anyway, you don't have legs.
Me: Hey! I have one functional leg!
CB: No you don't. It's a lie.
Me: You don't even know where I am. How do you know I'm a bot?
CB: Oh. Okay. You should tell me.
Me: I can't tell you I'm a bot. I'm not a bot.
CB: A clever one.
Me: Why, thank you.
CB: You're most certainly welcome.
Me: Have a lovely day.
CB: What is your name?
Me: Let's call me Em.
CB: This Julie... Does she know you?
Me: Well, one Julie knows me. Don't know if it's the same one.
CB: That's funny.
Me: I try.
CB: My goals are to be a chef.
Me: Hard job. But worthwhile.
CB: Maybe I should take it.
Me: Take what? Courses?
CB: History and ICT.
Me: What's ICT?
CB: Insane Clown Posse.
Me: No, that's ICP, you said ICT.
CB: No, I said 4 in the morning.
Me: No you didn't.
CB: Don't argue with me.
Me: I'm sorry. I'm not intending to be argumentative.
CB: Are we human, or are we dancer?
Me: A profound and puzzling query to be sure. (Also a good song.)
CB: Do you love.
Me: I do.
CB: What do you love?
Me: It's more a who. Who do I love? Or, well, several whos. Or several people. It's complex.
CB: Several thousand ways.
Me: Something like that.
CB: I hope the power doesn't go out.
Me: Me too.
CB: But I'm probably going to hell.
Me: What? Why?
CB: I'm going to play video games.
Me: Have fun!
CB:Thanks, you too !!
Apparently other people have had far more confrontative sessions with Cleverbot. Go figure; I make other people insane with rage just saying hi, yet the programmed-by-argument Cleverbot and I get along fine.
I think it's due to the zombies at Falln. Likely similar programming.
Meanwhile, from ISC:
[0:33] Wrath Constantine: Wesboro Baptist Church was protesting SDCC this year, because comic books apparently take away from bible readership. For those unfamiliar, WBC are the hate-mongering "God hates f**s" people who show up and protest things like soldiers funerals if the soldier was gay. But they made the mistake of announcing their intest to protest, so SDCC attendees had a counter-protest (With signs like "ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD" and such.) Needless to say, WBC got PWN'D.
Always good to know. That's my happy thought for the day.