Sep

22

Grad Student Invents Nonpartisan Internet Fun

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A School of the Arts third year writing student named David Harrington is receiving some attention today from the New York Daily News in response to his famous internet invention, the Sarah Palin Baby-Name Generator. The Daily News loved their new Palin names so much that certain reporters even used them as bylines.

Bwog played around with this thing by entering in several of Columbia’s most recognizable names. Here’s what happened:

  • Lee Bollinger: Shaver Razorback Palin
  • Bruce Robbins: Steak Leather Palin
  • James Franco: Moose Roadster Palin
  • Roaree Lion: Snooker Hinge Palin
  • Austin Quigley: Recoil Mush Palin
  • Gayatri Spivak: Plop Hero Palin

Plus, it’s not just random: entering in the same name twice will result in the same Palin name both times. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Bwog’s actually quite partial to our Palin name: Ladel Torque Palin.

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17 Comments

  1. Hmmm  

    The name Glenna and Bruce Robbins both have STEAK LEATHER.

  2. so...

    We've got Track, Willow, Piper, Bristol...where's TRIG? Maybe they gave him the week off after a month of shameless exploitation.

  3. moose roadster  

    no, i got the same name as james franco

  4. ...  

    the script it appears to be based off does seem to use random numbers, so it either:

    a) stores randomly generated names and associated real names to allow persistence (dumb)

    b) uses some kind of hash function to to generate indexes for the lists of valid first and middle

  5. WHOA

    When I entered Trig Palin, I was told that if Trig Palin had been born to Sarah Palin, Trig would've been named:

    Molten Contra Palin

    Clearly Trig is actually Bristol's child! AHGHHHH!

  6. Shaver Razorback  

    PrezBo and I share a name... I guess in another life we might have been the same person or something.

  7. what i got:  

    "George W. Bush, if you were born to Sarah Palin, your name would be:
    Jeep Pike Palin"

  8. clg  

    i'm "Duct Idaho Palin".

  9. The Dink

    I'm steak leather palin too. But I used to be vegan!

  10. I wonder

    if Sarah Palin charged her daughter for the pregnancy test.

  11. nobody beats the

    obamanator in child exploitation

    "What city are you in, Daddy?"


    also...bristol is only rates a meh on the hot scale...willow on the other hand

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