Botnik has been all over the web lately because of its Arrested Development scripts and its Friends episodes.

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Anyway, before starting Salt & Granite I did a short politically-oriented blog back in 2016 called Perradox. Get it? Because my name’s Perry and… never mind. The point is: I did it for maybe a month before getting overloaded because 30 days of the 2016 presidential election straight to the brain is too much for anyone.

Or so I thought.

But I was curious about Botnik’s Voicebox, which lets you write stories, scripts, etc. by feeding it a sample. It then suggests a grid of words. Voicebox encourages you to take a certain path by making some words very very large but you can finagle with it a little bit if you want to make many sentences instead of one very, very long run-on sentence. Maybe it only gave me run-on sentences because that’s how I write.

I didn’t cover the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Now, though, I feel like I’ve been there thanks to the power of the robot that will one day take my job entirely. Until that day, I look forward to the Clay/Fishman ticket in 2020.

Report from the Democratic National Convention

The party bosses weren’t over the party members’ perfect van. They routinely repelled those weird delegates who never recovered from Kennedy’s charming photo. But clearly we might not survive superdelegates (the Republican Voltron) and not elect candidates with adequate prosecutions.

“Republicans could rule forever,” reminded president Jimmy Independent. “Anti-pushback about nonwhite unions will be the rise of unenrolled freemasons.”

“Republicans could rule forever,” reminded president Jimmy Independent. “Anti-pushback about nonwhite unions will be the rise of unenrolled freemasons.”

Younger party hacks were assaulted by guardsmen. Unsurprisingly junior candidate Henry Clay – after Ted Cruz offered to pick his own laws – filled ballot results with Phish drummer John Fishman.

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