Friday, August 15, 2008

it's already been said, by every god damn one

...but I've added my bit too. Sort-of-review of the Swing Kids discography, a digression on the merits of emo sub-genres, and an explanation of why '43 Seconds' is such an awesome song, have all been added to the post below...

I had intended doing all that yesterday, but it was sunny outside (also, kind of, today) and I'm just an emo kid, not a goth. Not that there would be anything wrong with that, of course.

[Update 17/08 - added a fourth section on the Swing Kids family tree]

The above image is a graphical representation of the current text of this blog. I found out about this today from Organizing Grievances which carried a similar treatment of Obama and McCain's blogs (hint: they both talk about Obama a lot). As you see here, I've talked a lot about the Swing Kids.

You can make your own over at Just paste in text, a url or a feed and the applet creates a 'word cloud' within seconds. I've left the screengrab at the full size, so you can expand it and see all the words.

"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."

Cool stuff.

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