Screengrab via Mark Ronson/YouTube

This good ‘Uptown Funk’ Twitter bot gonna give it to ya

Don't believe me? Just watch.

 

Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published May 15, 2016   Updated Feb 29, 2020, 7:00 am CST

Brilliant net artist Neil Cicierega is known for inventing ‘animutations,’ creating the Potter Puppet Pals, and dropping the :fire emoji: bizarro mixtape Mouth Sounds. His latest creation is a super-catchy Twitter bot that launched on Friday.

@BlanktownBlank generates weird new lyrics for Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s incurable 2014 earworm “Uptown Funk.” Thugtown Spunk gonna give it to ya. Don’t believe me? Just watch. 

https://twitter.com/BlankTownBlank/status/731894214716461056

There are dozens of these now, and almost all of them are funny.

https://twitter.com/BlankTownBlank/status/731758315617824768

https://twitter.com/BlankTownBlank/status/731456324920184832

https://twitter.com/BlankTownBlank/status/731380834167447552

https://twitter.com/BlankTownBlank/status/731372939522625536

One of the best features of Cicierega’s bot-town bot is that it also changes Twitter names periodically. Recent entries include Utztown Blub, Mumptown Gus, and Hushtown Judge. It’s a subtle touch that squeezes the last ounce of entertainment value out of a song many thought had been bled dry long ago. Such is the genius of @NeilYourself.

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*First Published: May 15, 2016, 5:54 pm CDT