Friday, March 12, 2010

If a million monkeys pounding a million typewriters are supposed to spit out Shakespeare, why is the crowning achievement of the internet LOL cats? Shouldn't we have gotten something better?

To the best of my knowledge, we haven't let monkeys have a go at it. Also, it's supposed to take quite a lot of time (indefinite and therefore theoretically infinite)--- plus I think we've determined that monkey's aesthetic preferences and typing habits make well-formed English sentences even less likely than the would be if they were purely random. You could make a similar point about the proclivities of us monkey to use the internet to make porn and LOL cats, with the occasional bit of sublimity.

Let's not forget that millions of years of monkeys doing things to things and having sex with one another created the internet, including LOL cats.

Which are sometimes hilarious.

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