Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weekly Workshop: Googlisms

I don't know why, but there is something so fascinating about Googlism. Like an I Ching for the technology age, Googlism will generate a random list of phrases from the internet about a name, place, thing, or time period. These phrases are sometimes silly and strange, sometimes eerily prophetic. And they are perfect fodder for a playful found poem.

katie is better than lonnie
katie is coming across a little naive
katie is fellmongers' choice
katie is a 14 year old spayed female
katie is a lipsticked goddess
katie is a slight
katie is a bright 12 year
katie is such a bitch
katie is still doing fine
katie is obligated to take some action
katie is so insistent about jumping
katie is an 8 year old liver
katie is curious about babies and her own birth
katie is an absolute bitch
katie is a good reader of music
katie is in a brace which keeps her legs apart
katie is now 5 weeks old
katie is a very special dog
katie is no traditionalist or a charlatan of any bop
katie is from tacoma
katie is the melodic and lyrical backbone of the band
katie is scheduled to appear
katie is nine
katie is astounded to learn her ghost remains
katie is demanding that santa’s elves conduct a full recount of all her acts
katie is not indifferent to you
katie is now 2 months old
katie is not easily intimidated
katie is called the cat walk
katie is such a tortured soul nowhere
katie is the bomb
katie is called to california
katie is a little pale at first
katie is 4 1/2 and still uses oxygen periodically
katie is steering clear
katie is trying to use the foam
katie is her mother
katie is now in room 223b
katie is grey and white
katie is kidnapped
katie is the babe of the week

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