January 20, 2009

Bush's wordle


Those are the 150 most common words in President Bush's 2005 inaugural address - thanks to USA Today for the transcript, by the way.

I pasted the words into Wordle.net, a site that allows you to create a tag cloud, showing the most common words in the text and sizing them according to their frequencies. From there you can adjust all of the attributes - font, color, verticality - and play around until things look right for you.

Kinda fun...

Tomorrow I'll throw Obama's into the hopper and see what comes out.

3 comments:

Mr. Echt said...

I know this isn't related at all, but does this make you cry a little on the inside?

http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/watchmen-merchandise-promo-items.php

All of this appears to be absolute crap without any clever nods to the Watchmen fan.

TL said...

What? No Watchmen underwear? I'm appalled.

PHSChemGuy said...

Mr Echt - merchandise is merchandise, some of it will always catch your fancy if you're a fan of that thing, but most of it's just to make a buck...it's the way of the world of commerce...

TL - oh, to get the silk spectre outfit, you'll have to look elsewhere...