Thing a Week Word Cloud
In my continuing quest to do everything that Brad Sucks does, I’ve used all the lyrics from Thing a Week to create this most excellent word cloud at the even more most excellent site Wordle.
In the Wordle gallery I’ve also saved the clouds for the individual Thing a Week albums One, Two, Three, and Four.
And I fixed the apostrophe problem. Stupid smart quotes.
Christian Davis says
Monkey is the biggest (most often used) word.
This isn't a surprise.
Who are Don and Jane? ;)
I don't get it. Why is this cool?
Mark Gordon says
It's cool because it demonstrates monkey supremacy!
This has warmed my little typography-lovin' heart. :-)
Someone could write the uber JoCo song from this, it would go something like:
Time Monkey gonna don Jane town
Time Monkey gonna make good time
Time Monkey gonna love long day
Time Monkey gonna don big thing
Ok, maybe not.
Roman V. says
So I take it you put in the lyrics and it will make the sizes based on how often the lyrics appear? If so, then "monkey" being gigantic makes a lot of sense.
Darth Paradox says
"Don" is likely "Don't", cut off at the apostrophe. I notice other fine words such as "ve" and "ll" and "doesn". Wordle ought to fix that; it seems to be a flaw in their algorithm. (Likely a problem in distinguishing apostrophes from single quotes; a more refined regex in their tokenizer could probably fix it.)
Don't blame wordle...I think it is my fault.
Rob (not the boring manager one) says
These word clouds look alot like my thought bubbles with the JoCo songs running around in them all day
Yep, smart quotes. Fixed em.
Martin Gordon says
This needs to be put on a shirt ASAP.
I second that. If only to wear a shirt that makes people think WTF?
I think it would make a good poster too!
>>This needs to be put on a shirt ASAP.
I agree, a poster of this would ROCK... gimmie...
Stephen Cosgrove says
I just tried it with my own archive of lyrics. Turns out I don't use as many interesting words...
Ah well, I guess I just have to write a song about bananas or something, to add some variety to my word cloud.
And I also agree that this would be a sweet poster/T-shirt
Sexual. Anyone got it as a wallpaper though? Can't seem to yoink the file...
Lasse Havelund says
I demand t-shirts.
I think it's hilarious that "monkey" is the biggest word. I guess it makes sense, what with it being practically every other word in 'My Monkey' and 'Code Monkey'.
And yes, this absolutely needs to be emblazoned on every piece of merch imaginable. You probably could make cafepress' servers actually explode.