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Playing With AI, Playing With One’s Self, Playing With Lairyness: Tales From The Slack

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Andy Carlson
Andy Carlson
16 days ago

I am shocked David knows of Tremors.

SonOfLP500
SonOfLP500
16 days ago

Good good movie: A movie whose producers set out to make something great and succeeded.
Bad good movie: A movie whose producers set out to make something great or profound and failed, badly.
Bad bad movie: Just a terrible movie in all respects.
Good bad movie*: A movie whose producers set out to make something merely entertaining or commercial and stumbled upon greatness.

Tremors is the good bad movie.

*Hat tip to George Orwell who came up with the idea of good bad books. The concept can probably be applied to cars, too?

Theresatimetocomment
Theresatimetocomment
17 days ago

Wouldn’t Tremor be a better fit as a toned down version of a flagship truck named T-Rex? If your flagship is named Raptor, then maybe the toned down version should be named Clever Girl?

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
17 days ago

“I’d send Matt to talk to HR, but we decided Mercedes would be our HR rep, so glad that’s taken care of.”

THAT’S enough to get you a talking to from HR? Who wrote your guidelines, Anthony Comstock? Is poor Matt now going to be sent off to Kellog’s Sanitarium for shock treatment?

Lotsofchops
Lotsofchops
17 days ago

On the downside, a 4Runner isn’t a pickup truck. This right here shows the biggest issue with AI: it’s an idiot that doesn’t know anything about anything.

I mean you literally say you want to, and I quote, “see the rest of the truck.” AI is definitely brainless but usually in a “okay George, whatever you say George, you can count on me George” kind of way.

Last edited 17 days ago by Lotsofchops
VanGuy
VanGuy
15 days ago
Reply to  Lotsofchops

I was going to say…I wonder how it would’ve done if you said “SUV” again instead of “truck”.

If someone says “truck” to me, the smallest think I think of is still a pickup. Even if some SUVs are body-on-frame, I still would—

(Note: commenter’s brain broke when wondering how they would refer to an Escalade, Navigator, Expedition, etc. in short if they owned one. “Get in the truck”? No, gives it more credit than it deserves. “Get in the van”? No, only full-size vans and maybe minivans get that privilege. “Get in the car”? You say “car”, I think sedan, hatchback, crossover, or small SUV.
I’m gonna go lie down for a while…)

Freddy Bartholomew
Freddy Bartholomew
17 days ago

Being a member of this club is worth it for these posts (article and comments). Besides, I only joined, to paraphrase Groucho, because the club wouldn’t have me.

I wonder if David will know who Groucho is and his well-known to the aged quote.

Tinibone
Tinibone
18 days ago

I’m just impressed that David actually knows a pop culture reference! David knowing that sandworms are attracted to rhythmic patterns was not on my bonho card for today.

Jack Swansey
Jack Swansey
18 days ago

I think Jeremy Clarkson used to describe cars’ handling characteristics as “lairy” back in the day, which is probably where I learned it.

A. Barth
A. Barth
18 days ago

Look at those two fops over there, lairy Moe and Curly.

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
18 days ago

I’m disappointed that “lairy” doesn’t mean “similar to a bad guy’s hideout.”

“Jeff, I love what you’ve done with your basement, but the giant conference table and the pool of live sharks makes it feel kinda lairy, you know?”

Chronometric
Chronometric
18 days ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

Don’t diss the fish. They cost One Meeeellion Dollars.

Jblues
Jblues
15 days ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

I myself was stunned to see a fishing Youtuber use the word “fishy” in what has to be the original intentional meaning the other day. “That spot definitely looks fishy. Let’s toss the lure over there.”

Angrycat Meowmeow
Angrycat Meowmeow
18 days ago

I don’t think AI could even think of some of the shit Torch comes up with, and would be far too sensible to do any of the crazy shit DT gets into. Seriously, AI would be absolute shit at writing a true Torchinsky cars for aliens or DT cross country rusty jeep road trip story.

The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
18 days ago

Someone should train a language model on Jason’s body of work. That may prevent a successful robot uprising.

Andy Farrell
Andy Farrell
16 days ago

Pretty sure the AI would have a stroke of you did that.

Myk El
Myk El
15 days ago
Reply to  Andy Farrell

Which is why we absolutely should.

Eugene White
Eugene White
18 days ago

I’m not proud of myself but Ford Ranger Parkinsons gave me the biggest laugh I’ve had all week.

Gee See
Gee See
18 days ago

What would happen to the site if the AI learn how to love rust?

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
18 days ago

Always figured “Tremor” dated from the ’00s when the awesomeness that was Quake was peaking, and Ford was like “That’s badass…what’s a vehicle sounding riff on it?” It just took longer than Ford expected to actually fit it to something.

Autonerdery
Autonerdery
18 days ago

As someone who has an essential tremor…hadn’t made the connection before, will never be able to think of anything else again.

VanGuy
VanGuy
15 days ago
Reply to  Autonerdery

Ditto. Dammit.

Sensual Bugling Elk
Sensual Bugling Elk
18 days ago

So would a Honda motorcycle with good shifting and torque steer be therefore described as Grom, snick and lairy?

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