Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Some Jokes Just Don’t Compute (Limerick)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

It seems that artificial intelligence has a pun and joke-writing branch called computational humor. For instance, a computer software program called Standup:

Though it’s not quite Louis C. K., the Standup program, engineered by a team of computer scientists in Scotland, is one of the more successful efforts to emerge from a branch of artificial intelligence known as computational humor, which seeks to model comedy using machines.

Some Jokes Just Don’t Compute (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Computational humor is here:
Oddball software whose goal’s the frontier
Of punning and jokes.
But so far, I’d say folks
Who are funny have nothing to fear.

My “Limerick Ode to a Kilt-Wearing Man” Won A Prize

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Here’s some cool news! I entered the 2012 Saline (MI) Celtic Festival Limerick Contest with my “Limerick Ode to a Kilt-Wearing Man.” Well it turns out that I won first prize in the Master Class (over 25) category.

I couldn’t attend the festival, but it sure sounds like a fun yearly event.

Here’s my winning limerick:

Limerick Ode to a Kilt-Wearing Man
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A man who was very well built,
Was naked except for his kilt.
He was flouting the regs,
As he flaunted his legs,
And willed certain parts not to wilt.