xkcd Discovers The Secret Pattern Of Regurgitated Internet “Randomness”

Alt text: “If you Huffman-coded all the ‘random’ things everyone on the internet has said over the years, you’d wind up with, like, 30 or 40 bytes *tops*.

Is it because pirates and ninjas kick ass? No. Is bacon inherently cooler than chips or Mountain Dew? Maybe. Are lasers more awesome than a gatling gun or a tank? That’s debatable. So why are all of these things so entrenched in our minds?

They’re trochees.

This should certainly make writing a killer iambic pentameter easier:

Zombie / raptors / lasered / monkeys. / Penis.


Posted on February 4, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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