Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oprah sued for a trillion dollars, for stealing... poetry!

LOS ANGELES: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is being sued for a whopping $1 trillion by author Damon Lloyd Goffe for plagiarism, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton
has claimed on his website. Goffe is suing Winfrey and her production company, Harpo, for allegedly stealing material from his work, 'A Tome of Poetry' and publishing it under her name with the title 'Pieces of My Soul', according to Hilton. Full story here. [UPDATE: suit, not pictured, tossed outta court]

In other news...

New York Times:
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of
the
took
after
saying
Panetta
Congress
president
activities
Concealment
brainstormed
waterboarding
Representative
countermeasures
counterterrorism

Times of India:
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an
the
that
along
impact
reasons
incident
inspected
providence
supervision
Commonwealth

National Enquirer:
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to
you
went
sperm
mental
learned
choosing
potential
biological
exclusively
artificially
painstakingly

Reader’s Digest:
a
to
and
when
jeans
moving
workout
exercise
Swimsuits
enthusiasm

"My code this week started with the idea of newspapers having different reading levels. Using lists, I was able to group words of different lengths. At first, I wrote out how many words of each length were in the article. Once I had a word length without any matches, I had to test to make sure I had at least one word in the list before choosing a random one to print..." -- nope, not Kenny Goldsmith!

Would you rather "generate" something more Whitmanesque? Click here. (All of which goes to show that there's no such thing as {generated} poetry... only kinds of {generated} poetry.)

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