This week in "Thanks, Internet" ---Kanye gets the "Jerry Roll" treatment, Kermit finds a new pig, the New Yorker is sorta mocked, songs get autocanonized, and ducks make some noise.
Two dudes at the Verge made a New Yorker cartoon caption generator this week to help just about anyone try and win the magazine's decade-old caption contest. They took the first, second, and third place winning entries, all 1,425 of them, and ran them through a text generator that analyzes the winners and creates new, totally random entries that echo the original set. Even if you don't end up winning, it's a great way to pass some time.
In music, acanon(also known as a round) is a piece where one voice states a melody, anda second voice repeats that melody before the first is finished --- think "Row Row Row Your Boat."Here's a fancierversion of a canon.The Autocanonizertakes any song and turns it into a canon byidentifying melodies or motifs within the song and repeating those parts over each other in a looping pattern.If you've got nothing going this long weekend, we recommend spending a few hours of this nifty tool.