Fun talk:Schlafly Quote Generator

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Yossarian's edit[edit]


I thought these were all exact quotations of things Andy has said, and thus, shouldn't be altered? ħumanUser talk:Human 02:22, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Not even close, man. Some of them (like the ones I changed) are definitely just ones I made up early on. EDIT: To clarify, some of what's left over from the early version is stuff I made up for lack of material. Naturally it's evolved since then, but a lot of the canned fill in the blanks aren't stuff he's said. I think this is an excellent rubric to go by, from a BoN's comment above: "IMO, items are good fodder for the generator if they are: 1) Actual direct Andy quotations or pastiches of them, 2) Statements he’s never actually made, but everyone would agree are the type of thing he would say, and no one would be surprised if he did say, or 3) Outrageously over-the-top exaggerations of what he has said or would say. " --IN SOVIET CANUCKISTAN, BEAVER DAMS YOU!!!YossarianThe Man from the USSR 08:26, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
Some lovely poes there. I thought they were real quotes, but they're so close to what he says that I think it's fine for us to make up our own Schlaflyisms. It's only a problem when it doesn't sound like Schlafly, but right now it seems to be pretty accurate. On a side note, I'm porting this to C++ so I can have Schlaflyisms when I launch a terminal. It's OS X, but I reckon it'll compile on any UNIX-like system. (Concernedresident) (talk) 10:37, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
I wish it was possible to make them all real quotes, though I know when it began we were all just having a big old thigh-slapping laugh. Time, though, has taught us that the man's words are SO much more fucking hatstand than anything we could come up with - "animals don't dress themselves. They really don't" is, in my mind, pure comedy genius. Any chance we can strip it back to things he's actually said? I think it would be a better tool of mockery if that were the case. DogPMarmite Patrol 20:07, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
I don't think that would hurt it. It did start out as something more for just a larf, but it's become so much more... --IN SOVIET CANUCKISTAN, BEAVER DAMS YOU!!!YossarianThe Man from the USSR 12:29, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

"almost" entirely?[edit]

Re: this edit. Have made up ones been added? If so it kinda defeats the purpose. Acei9 20:30, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

After reading the above I think we should have a disclaimer to only add actual quotes. Acei9 20:32, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
I agree. Andy is Poe enough without needing our assistance. ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 20:53, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
In the past I have removed some questionably entries but only if I actually see it come up on RC. It's not really possible to got through them now. Acei9 20:54, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

C++ version of the quote generator[edit]

I've been working on a C++ version of the quote generator. It's a bit like wp:Fortune_(Unix). I've not had a lot of practice though in text formatting, so I'm wondering if anyone would fancy hacking it around to have proper line-breaks when run from a terminal? Also, I have a binary for OS X systems and the source (which should compile on pretty much anything Unix-like), and I'm not sure if it's something worth uploading to RW, and if so, what's the best way to do it? I could add the source as a sub-page of this page, but I don't know if it's the done thing to upload zipped files to the site. It's odd, but I find it strangely entertaining to have Assquotes whenever I log-in to my machine. --ConcernedResident rickroll for the ladies 15:35, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Subpage is probably best, and put it into a source tag, e.g:
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
void main()
  cout << "Hello World!" << endl;
-- Nx / talk 15:37, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Cheers. It's temporarily sitting at User:Concernedresident/assquotesource. I'll leave it there until I can get the line breaks working correctly. Also, it may be more sensible to have the source quotes read from a separate file. In the long-run I wanted to a separate program that'll parse the source of the assquote generator on the site to export the comments for importing in to a data file for the c++ version. The source right now is pretty crude, since most of it was written during a night at the pub. --ConcernedResident lithium for the ladies 15:43, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
This might be stupid question, but why doesn't \n work? -- Nx / talk 15:46, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Nah, it's a sensible question. Normally that'd work, but the sentences being used to build the quotes aren't of uniform length. I think I'll have to just build each line character by character, and then slip in a /n when it's getting near 80 characters. It's likely that the linebreaks are going to have to happen mid-sentence, since otherwise it'll be *very* ragged right justification. Alternatively I could just build the entire block of text and then afterwards parse it and add the line breaks. --ConcernedResident respiratory system for the ladies 16:50, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Doesn't the terminal automatically wrap? -- Nx / talk 16:55, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Nah, not intelligently. It'll slice words in half when wrapping. --ConcernedResident document for the ladies 17:01, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
See User_talk:Concernedresident/assquotesource for half-baked solutions. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 18:13, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

you are unlike....[edit]

"and you are unlike 99% of evolutionists, who avoid the Bible like the plague and even discourage others from reading it" - now whilst (I assume) the Assfly did indeed say this to an 'evolutionist' who did have knowledge of the bibble (the bastard!), it doesn't really work in the context of the quote generator. Do you think removing the first four words and rephrasing it to say "99% of evolutionists avoid the bible..." would work and still be in fitting with the quote? DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 21:35, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

yes. Occasionaluse (talk) 21:39, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Really want to add this[edit]

You're not credible, liberal. Obviously your parents were atheists to give you such a pagan name so you're probably obese. I'm sure you are also against classroom prayer and homeschooling, just like Hitler. You don't really think that Hitler was a Christian? No Christian could ever kill millions of people, only an atheist could do that. Hitler was a socialist which is an atheistic ideology. Also you are in complete denial that junk science such as Evolution and Relativity helped bring down the World Trade Centre. Deny this and lose all credibility. Godspeed.

Any good?