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bvanevery
11-18-2016, 10:53 PM
This is a game about creating a sequence of words that is 'irrational'. That is, it subverts or destroys the idea of making a 'sequence' of words. In 'spirit', imagine you're taking one of those "standardized tests" where someone wants you to provide the 'next' word in a sequence of words to demonstrate how 'smart' you are. Except that we're all artists here, we're creative, and we know that such tests can be serious bs in various ways.

So, with that framing in mind, in the next post I will provide such a sequence that I deem to be 'irrational'. Go to town on it as you will. Also realize that technically a sentence is a "sequence of words", but that may not be the best way to subvert the notion of a sequence, as sentences do generally have sentence structure in order to be sentences. Of course if you actually have a way to subvert sentence structure and make a reader aware that that's what you're doing...

Enough pondering the abstracts. Onwards to subversion!

bvanevery
11-18-2016, 10:54 PM
thisness, thatness, nessness

snoball
11-19-2016, 03:34 PM
I don't think any of us really understand exactly what it is you are wanting Brandon.

bvanevery
11-19-2016, 05:43 PM
I think we can wait and see whether "any of us" don't understand. In the meantime I'll provide another example.

one,
twenty two,
three hundred and forty four,
four thousand five hundred and sixty eight,
nine million sixteen,
four googleplex and thirty-two...

opainter
11-20-2016, 02:18 AM
Oh, this should be easy. I'm pretty irrational!

imagine, create, prognosticate

snoball
11-20-2016, 09:47 AM
Cats dogs horses green peas

brianvds
11-20-2016, 10:07 AM
Nope, no idea what any of you are on about. :-)

bvanevery
11-20-2016, 03:16 PM
sword, fish, another fish, carp, basketball

Dcam
11-20-2016, 03:51 PM
Don't get it....just be random?

snoball
11-20-2016, 05:39 PM
beer wine whiskey tequila floor

bvanevery
11-20-2016, 06:48 PM
Don't get it....just be random?

As snoball demonstrated, it's a bit of an art form. :-) The aesthetic I'm trying to explore here, is not entirely easy to explain. I'm trying to retain the notion that "a sequence of some kind does exist". Often I try subverting expected sequences in order to be funny.

For instance when I wrote "sword, fish, ..." one might assume from those 2 words that I might then write something having to do with swordfish. But I didn't. Instead I made fun of the assumption by saying "another fish", which isn't even 1 word. Which would probaly get one a "F" or low percentile score on one of those "standardized tests". Clearly I can't be terribly intelligent if I come up with such? Then I came up with a really stupid, banal kind of fish, then something that isn't a fish at all.

I think if you have some historical appreciation for Dada or Surrealism, this game will be a lot easier for you.

opainter
11-20-2016, 07:02 PM
1, 2, 3, 4, 3.14159265...

bvanevery
11-20-2016, 07:04 PM
a, b, z, t, p, knee, whee, tree

snoball
11-20-2016, 07:40 PM
shampoo, detergent, toothpaste, soap, potato

bvanevery
11-20-2016, 08:02 PM
floss, teeth, brush, hair, yank, floss, teeth, brush, hair, yank, ...

bvanevery
11-20-2016, 08:54 PM
sum, es, est, summus, estis, flunk

opainter
11-21-2016, 07:29 PM
you, me, My Favorite Martian

bvanevery
11-21-2016, 07:40 PM
I, was, is, you, are, being, lately, sometimes

Kosmon
11-21-2016, 09:15 PM
No soap, radio.

bvanevery
11-22-2016, 01:07 AM
yes, yes, yes, yes, advertizement

brianvds
11-22-2016, 03:59 AM
Looks like one actually can't go wrong here... :-)

cow, bull, bison, bovine, yakety-yak...

ColinS
11-22-2016, 08:27 AM
Vanilla, chocolate, moose

Moving On
11-22-2016, 08:28 AM
2b, 02b, ?, mini-pig

Kosmon
11-22-2016, 02:17 PM
Picasso
picassas
picassat
picassa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha :music:

opainter
11-22-2016, 09:48 PM
nil, null, Gumby

bvanevery
11-23-2016, 04:15 AM
shoot, chute, choot, tchootch

Coastal
11-23-2016, 09:38 AM
spectrum - grouping - band - Zeppelin

bvanevery
11-23-2016, 11:53 AM
red, orange, yellow, kaleidoscope, death, chickens, dancing, Asia, moveable type, green, blue, violet

opainter
11-23-2016, 06:16 PM
red, orange, yellow, kaleidoscope, death, chickens, dancing, Asia, moveable type, green, blue, violet
Wow, Brian! You've added so many new colors to my color wheel that I think my head is going to explode! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Kosmon
11-23-2016, 06:26 PM
animal, vegetable, millennial clock

bvanevery
11-24-2016, 12:16 AM
Brian, Brandon, Byron, Bjorn, Bjork, Bro

Coastal
11-24-2016, 09:02 AM
infant - child - adolescent - adult - tyrannosaurus rex

Kosmon
11-24-2016, 10:36 AM
January, Fiduciary, Marx, 8 Ball . . .

Kosmon
11-24-2016, 11:29 AM
[a tv commercial I remember from the early '70's - I don't remember what it was selling, and have never been able to track it down]

Kid: Dad, can I have a dog?

Dad: No.

Kid: Didn't you have a dog when you were a kid?

Dad: Things were different then.

Kid: Aren't things different now?

Dad: No, they're the same.

bvanevery
11-24-2016, 01:52 PM
[that was pretty funny!]

turkey, gravy, stuffing, marching band, coma

snoball
11-24-2016, 06:12 PM
turkey, gravy, stuffing, marching band, coma

That wasn't an irrational sequence, happens every Thanksgiving. :)

mbeckett
07-20-2017, 11:02 PM
gobble, oink, moo, cluck, boing, boing, boing

bvanevery
07-21-2017, 04:52 PM
city, county, state, country, Western

Kosmon
07-21-2017, 05:15 PM
down under wear out doors open eyes

opainter
07-21-2017, 05:25 PM
By the way, I am an expert at making irrational word sequences! (I can do irrational number sequences as well, in case anyone is interested . . .)

input, output, throughput, queue-put, Cupid, Cutie Pie

[I love computers, you see]

Kosmon
07-21-2017, 05:32 PM
But can you mambo dogface to the banana patch?

bvanevery
07-21-2017, 07:06 PM
inscrutable intractable irreducible incorrigible incongruous [INK]

claude j greengrass
07-21-2017, 10:27 PM
military intelligence

bvanevery
07-22-2017, 04:03 AM
military millhouse mildew millimeter Mildred

bvanevery
07-22-2017, 04:10 AM
truck car bike unicycle amputee

Kosmon
07-22-2017, 02:43 PM
eleventeen twelveteen canteen

bvanevery
07-23-2017, 01:30 AM
ads babble chimney entanglement fiduciary jam

mbeckett
07-25-2017, 05:39 AM
oogachuka, shboom, yadayada, scoobydoobydoo, operatic

bvanevery
07-26-2017, 11:00 AM
anise, peppermint, basil, fennel, recycling

mbeckett
08-06-2017, 01:00 AM
nanu nanu, may the farce be with you, take me to your leader, oh nevermind

bvanevery
08-06-2017, 02:45 AM
wong shong rama lama ding dong aardvark

mbeckett
08-08-2017, 02:52 AM
boom shaka laka la la land ho ho ho

bvanevery
08-08-2017, 05:13 AM
claus wittergurst brunhilde feuterfifferen

opainter
08-10-2017, 09:41 PM
unity duality multiplicity duplicity

bvanevery
08-11-2017, 09:38 AM
adze Bede chizz whatever um

mbeckett
08-12-2017, 02:13 AM
oingo boingo ski bop be do la

bvanevery
08-12-2017, 10:43 AM
happy sad angry jealous elephant

mbeckett
08-12-2017, 04:36 PM
zoomba xylophone reggae shake ur booty

bvanevery
08-12-2017, 09:34 PM
whiskers whistles foghorns dressing eyesockets

mbeckett
08-13-2017, 10:59 PM
red green blue black holes suck

bvanevery
08-15-2017, 09:05 AM
eeny meeny miney moe larry curly

Dcam
08-15-2017, 09:37 AM
to be or not to be two bees stinging

mbeckett
08-15-2017, 11:41 AM
one fish two fish red fish blue fish -- Dr Suess

bvanevery
08-17-2017, 12:42 AM
sleep sleep sleep alarm clock sleep sauna

mbeckett
08-17-2017, 03:08 PM
buzz backhoe down the tubes and gone

bvanevery
08-18-2017, 12:18 AM
fee fie foe fum foo fighter

mbeckett
08-18-2017, 05:56 PM
ick manic syllable poetry geek

bvanevery
08-24-2017, 07:58 PM
angst bongst catastrophe dangst Elysium

mbeckett
08-25-2017, 11:02 AM
yawn tp tp tp tp snort meh zzzz

opainter
11-03-2017, 11:45 PM
totum holon atom minion

mbeckett
11-04-2017, 02:51 AM
wingy dingy ding ding ding

bvanevery
11-04-2017, 11:48 AM
hocus pocus hokum hookah huh

Kosmon
11-04-2017, 02:06 PM
Winken, Blinken, and Gnocchi

opainter
11-24-2017, 09:33 PM
over, under, and ketchup

bvanevery
11-25-2017, 06:32 PM
anniversary, sesquicentennial, half-life, bang, teeny, weenie

opainter
11-25-2017, 09:00 PM
converse, inverse, obverse, nike

bvanevery
11-25-2017, 09:41 PM
what hat at tea teat

opainter
11-25-2017, 09:57 PM
rat at at at tattoo achoo!

bvanevery
11-26-2017, 10:15 AM
meat balls lasagna pasta amphibian nose needle

mbeckett
11-27-2017, 06:11 PM
harumph harumph... off to da dump

bvanevery
11-28-2017, 01:51 AM
ank skank axe aks

opainter
11-28-2017, 02:30 AM
penny, nickel, dime, quarter, thoughts

bvanevery
11-28-2017, 12:37 PM
one, two, three, four, five thousand seven hundred sixteen

opainter
12-10-2017, 03:04 AM
Eeny, meeny, miny, Lar-r-ry!

bvanevery
12-10-2017, 09:58 AM
ace, twonce, thricee, forthwith, fivoliousness, sexacterexonomy

mbeckett
12-11-2017, 12:57 AM
oo dee doodle la figaro foo foo

bvanevery
12-11-2017, 01:31 AM
one one one one one, zero zero zero zero zero, two

mbeckett
12-13-2017, 03:13 AM
despicable turnips arm wrestle hapless earthworms

bvanevery
12-13-2017, 03:28 AM
Every Good Boy Does Fine Things Lately Altogether Uninhibited Wowsers

mbeckett
12-14-2017, 03:39 AM
one chucka chucka two ringy dingy dingy ding

bvanevery
12-14-2017, 07:36 AM
bowchickawowwow
bowchickawowwow...
lord

Kosmon
12-14-2017, 09:52 AM
our father, hail mary, hat trick

bvanevery
12-14-2017, 01:53 PM
Humprey, Bogart, Ernest, Borgnine, Mae, Wii

mbeckett
12-17-2017, 02:14 AM
pa pa pa oom maow maow

bvanevery
12-17-2017, 08:38 AM
whey curds milk cow ovum Bangladesh

mbeckett
12-21-2017, 03:43 AM
Gitchy goom, gitchy gaddy, where are you and who's your daddy?

bvanevery
12-21-2017, 11:35 AM
are you are what are you where it are why are it you

mbeckett
12-23-2017, 03:06 AM
raindrops on dozers and whiskers on salmon

bvanevery
12-23-2017, 10:17 AM
aardvark capitol enchilada nibelung Rastafarian zebra avocado

mbeckett
12-26-2017, 09:02 PM
ho ho ho merry humbug

bvanevery
12-26-2017, 09:34 PM
yang fang wang dang gang

mbeckett
01-02-2018, 02:58 AM
fiddle faddle fuddle duddle

bvanevery
01-02-2018, 11:05 AM
I can not know in oven wallop

mbeckett
01-07-2018, 02:57 AM
i do not like that sam-i-am

bvanevery
01-07-2018, 02:57 AM
am am am not reality am

mbeckett
01-08-2018, 07:42 PM
scum bum bippity dow wow wow

bvanevery
01-09-2018, 02:49 AM
gom gum grim groan goon

mbeckett
01-10-2018, 04:10 PM
boogity boogity boo

bvanevery
01-10-2018, 04:49 PM
whim whig wham tea pea

mbeckett
01-11-2018, 09:42 PM
shoop shoop do whoppy do

bvanevery
01-11-2018, 10:12 PM
arid red redid dorito torrent

mbeckett
01-13-2018, 10:13 PM
mah... brane... herts.... thumppp

bvanevery
01-14-2018, 09:40 AM
whoah hurr cord flaw main

mbeckett
01-15-2018, 05:05 AM
gongy ditty ditty doo wah wah

bvanevery
01-15-2018, 11:20 AM
isle tassle weft hoard plebe

mbeckett
01-16-2018, 01:29 PM
tty btty wtty shtty mtty ... oh i need a vowel... give me an 'i'

bvanevery
01-16-2018, 04:51 PM
wow bag dog grim forecastle

mbeckett
01-17-2018, 01:07 PM
frump ee doodle mah mah whackamole

bvanevery
01-17-2018, 01:55 PM
Whaazorbit pomscrote fantizzle orbitally ramdidumchansakur

mbeckett
01-20-2018, 02:15 AM
.............. doh....... scratch scratch

bvanevery
01-20-2018, 02:37 PM
aardvark stick tongs fire rockslide mining cart wanton soup

mbeckett
01-22-2018, 02:28 AM
ooey gooey itchy goomy

bvanevery
01-22-2018, 10:31 AM
rad hrad vrad sorad radish

mbeckett
01-25-2018, 05:02 AM
oinky doinky dingbats rule

bvanevery
01-25-2018, 09:22 PM
yam fish ham

mbeckett
01-29-2018, 02:13 AM
potato onion jam

bvanevery
01-29-2018, 11:33 AM
rabid vegetable medly of anagrams zxxoqx

Kosmon
01-29-2018, 03:23 PM
Eye wink wherefore I sham.

bvanevery
01-29-2018, 04:08 PM
boor bore Boer wore ho

mbeckett
01-30-2018, 02:00 AM
interestidespicaspectacularity

bvanevery
01-30-2018, 03:41 AM
wow just wow indeed too late wow cats

mbeckett
01-30-2018, 10:24 AM
fruit loops coco puffs sugar crisp frankenberry

bvanevery
01-30-2018, 11:05 AM
board sock yellow whip pea

mbeckett
01-30-2018, 07:15 PM
ugga chucka ugga chucka

bvanevery
01-30-2018, 08:20 PM
umbra um bra Braum

mbeckett
01-31-2018, 03:39 AM
umbrella penguin barnacle giraffe amoeba

bvanevery
01-31-2018, 12:25 PM
Harvard harambe halal ha he ho hump

mbeckett
02-02-2018, 01:29 AM
diddly diddly dee potatas

bvanevery
02-02-2018, 01:37 AM
on bange funge fuddle lollypop encyclopedia cartwheel Jamestown

mbeckett
02-07-2018, 01:39 AM
ingro fiddly populistianism baa baa

bvanevery
02-07-2018, 08:25 AM
why moaner harpoon celebration ducat

mbeckett
02-09-2018, 02:16 AM
doo dee diddle dum dum doorknob

bvanevery
02-09-2018, 09:44 AM
how Howard now coward wow wow word

mbeckett
02-13-2018, 02:52 AM
zinga fa fa googledy doo doo

bvanevery
02-13-2018, 11:55 AM
goombay bombay bomb bay hey hay hai

mbeckett
02-14-2018, 01:45 AM
oompa loompa bacon wrapped jelly beans

bvanevery
02-14-2018, 11:01 AM
aristocratic guard horrible bicycle interfaith

mbeckett
02-16-2018, 01:42 AM
words incongruent sentence in a

bvanevery
02-16-2018, 11:39 AM
why of two ballad sticks mo rocks

mbeckett
02-19-2018, 01:24 AM
mmm burp scratch scratch ahhh

bvanevery
02-19-2018, 02:05 AM
yow whooah yaaaagh! hurr fwop

mbeckett
02-22-2018, 02:34 AM
munch slurp dribble dribble crunch

bvanevery
02-22-2018, 08:38 AM
you much mineral inculcated salmon

mbeckett
02-23-2018, 02:47 AM
pickle juice simmered, shaken but not stirred

bvanevery
02-23-2018, 07:38 AM
bowing kettles injure telemetry fiasco

mbeckett
03-01-2018, 08:11 PM
inka dinka foolish pack rat

bvanevery
03-01-2018, 08:23 PM
fow hobblish mythistic barangcoat fuldiminarian

mbeckett
03-07-2018, 11:50 AM
scrunchie figaro ooh la la

bvanevery
03-08-2018, 12:08 AM
gubernational trendinista Satyr barbican homily

mbeckett
03-17-2018, 12:50 PM
fiddle faddle fuddle duddle

bvanevery
03-17-2018, 01:34 PM
wow bags abscam groceries fondue

mbeckett
03-18-2018, 02:26 PM
bonito baguette bingo wah wah

(how come only 2 people are playing this? too sophisticated for the others? :p )

bvanevery
03-18-2018, 03:07 PM
knowledge lacks time irrational armageddon

mbeckett
03-25-2018, 08:41 PM
in ficus dimensional warp field we trust

bvanevery
03-25-2018, 10:16 PM
moan bireme Antipater Julius Lardbottom