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18 April 2019 13:09
 

As Mother’s Day approaches, who threw away about a billion dollars worth art?  (this is not an exaggeration) (scroll down to see answer)

 

 

 

 

 

Answer:  Van Gogh’s mother.  She threw away a crate, or several crates of his work.  She lived long enough to see her son hailed as an artist and a genius, thanks to his sister-in-law, Theo’s wife Johanna.  Vincent’s ‘Portrait of Dr. Gachet’ sold for $158 million (adjusted to today’s U.S. dollars)

 
 
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18 April 2019 23:41
 

Who did Bebe Netanyahu tell that if he supported annexing the West Bank, he would get his name in The Bible?

 
 
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Nhoj Morley - 18 April 2019 11:41 PM

Who did Bebe Netanyahu tell that if he supported annexing the West Bank, he would get his name in The Bible?

That’s easy.  Rush Limbaugh.  https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/04/10/a-bad-day-for-the-worldwide-left/

However, when Limbaugh bought one of the new Bibles to see his name, it turns out it only appeared in a story about the baby Moses.  The title at the top of that page reads, ‘Moses in the bulrushes.’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph8QT7Qw-fs

 
 
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19 April 2019 12:43
 

Who wrote it?  A human or a machine?  Click on your answer after reading each poem.  Your score will show at the end. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/06/27/480639265/human-or-machine-can-you-tell-who-wrote-these-poems

 
 
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19 April 2019 13:34
 
unsmoked - 19 April 2019 12:43 PM

Who wrote it?  A human or a machine?  Click on your answer after reading each poem.  Your score will show at the end. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/06/27/480639265/human-or-machine-can-you-tell-who-wrote-these-poems

Haha, I scored a perfect 6/6!  Impressive attempts, but I suspect there are some things we humans will always be better at.
Also, I doubt a machine could handle satirical humour, although it might be able to manage puns.

 

 
 
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19 April 2019 16:31
 
Jan_CAN - 19 April 2019 01:34 PM
unsmoked - 19 April 2019 12:43 PM

Who wrote it?  A human or a machine?  Click on your answer after reading each poem.  Your score will show at the end. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/06/27/480639265/human-or-machine-can-you-tell-who-wrote-these-poems

Haha, I scored a perfect 6/6!  Impressive attempts, but I suspect there are some things we humans will always be better at.
Also, I doubt a machine could handle satirical humour, although it might be able to manage puns.

I got them all right, too, so I’m thinking it’s probably pretty obvious.

Can you explain how you arrived at your conclusions? Was it intuitive, or was there something specific you were looking for?

 
 
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Antisocialdarwinist - 19 April 2019 04:31 PM
Jan_CAN - 19 April 2019 01:34 PM
unsmoked - 19 April 2019 12:43 PM

Who wrote it?  A human or a machine?  Click on your answer after reading each poem.  Your score will show at the end. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/06/27/480639265/human-or-machine-can-you-tell-who-wrote-these-poems

Haha, I scored a perfect 6/6!  Impressive attempts, but I suspect there are some things we humans will always be better at.
Also, I doubt a machine could handle satirical humour, although it might be able to manage puns.

I got them all right, too, so I’m thinking it’s probably pretty obvious.

Can you explain how you arrived at your conclusions? Was it intuitive, or was there something specific you were looking for?

It seemed intuitive.  The machine-written ones just didn’t feel right, although I almost thought that Sonnet #5 might be human because of the emotional words chosen.

 
 
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19 April 2019 17:16
 

Another jeopardy question ...

Which White House employee has perfected the art of lying, has admitted to lying, then explained the admitted lying by lying about the lying?  [Scroll down]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Sanders
(I know – that’s an easy one.)

 

 
 
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19 April 2019 21:33
 

Under which GOP president was the top marginal tax rate 90%?


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Jan_CAN - 19 April 2019 05:16 PM

Another jeopardy question ...

Which White House employee has perfected the art of lying, has admitted to lying, then explained the admitted lying by lying about the lying?  [Scroll down]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Sanders
(I know – that’s an easy one.)

I also scored 6 on the poems, but I missed this one.  I thought it was the National Enquirer.  https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS693US693&q=national+enquirer+most+ridiculous+stories

 
 
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unsmoked - 20 April 2019 11:51 AM
Jan_CAN - 19 April 2019 05:16 PM

Another jeopardy question ...

Which White House employee has perfected the art of lying, has admitted to lying, then explained the admitted lying by lying about the lying?  [Scroll down]



Sarah Sanders
(I know – that’s an easy one.)

I also scored 6 on the poems, but I missed this one.  I thought it was the National Enquirer.  https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS693US693&q=national+enquirer+most+ridiculous+stories

Heh yeah, there are a few liars to choose from.

I found it quite hilarious yesterday to watch Sanders trying to squirm her way out from under, in response to the Mueller report in which she admitted to investigators that she had made statements at a press conference that “were not founded on anything”.

 

 
 
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20 April 2019 18:08
 
unsmoked - 18 April 2019 01:09 PM

As Mother’s Day approaches, who threw away about a billion dollars worth art?  (this is not an exaggeration) (scroll down to see answer)
Answer:  Van Gogh’s mother.  She threw away a crate, or several crates of his work.  She lived long enough to see her son hailed as an artist and a genius, thanks to his sister-in-law, Theo’s wife Johanna.  Vincent’s ‘Portrait of Dr. Gachet’ sold for $158 million (adjusted to today’s U.S. dollars)

Maybe she threw out Van Gogh’s art because she was miffed that he had painted her with a green face?

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