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21 Jun
AI Limericks

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 96 13:22:30 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: AI Limericks

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Forwarded-by: Rob Mayoff <>


If you're dull as a napkin, don't sigh;
Make your name as a "deep" sort of guy.
        You just have to crib, see,
        Any old book by Kripke
And publish in AAAI.

A hacker who studied ontology
Was famed for his sense of frivolity.
        When his program inferred
        That Clyde ISA Bird
He blamed -- not his code -- but zoology!

If your thesis is utter vacuous
Use first-order predicate calculus.
        With sufficient formality
        The sheerist banality
Will be hailed by the critics: "Miraculous!"

If your thesis is quite indefensible
Reach for semantics intensional.
        Your committee will stammer
        Over Montague grammer
Not admitting it's incomprehensible! (Henry Kautz)

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