I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good

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I didn't expect this to work so well. • Includes text generated by OpenAI's GPT-3 at my request: openai.com • Art by Chris Quay: www.chrisquay.com/ • Got an idea for a video? www.tomscott.com/contact/
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OpenAI had no control or sign-off on this video, although I agreed to abide by their ethical guidelines and social media policy.
Thanks to Eddie the corgi's owner for introducing me to the folks at OpenAI: eddie_corg
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Tom Scott
  • Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    12 hari yang lalu

    I should clarify that by "out of ideas", I mean that I've only got enough to last me until the end of March, or maybe the middle of April if lockdown eases. The way I work, that's close enough that I start to get worried.

    • 2_tan


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    • inkboy12345


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      Do a video on the floating ship illusion in falmouth, cornwall!!!

    • RedEra


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      @Lax512 it’s openai’s gpt3 but you have to give reasons and it has to be professional, but you can use gpt2 which is open to the general public

    • Lax512


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      Wait Tom what was that aI though I want to mess with it

    • Spencer Whipple

      Spencer Whipple

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      @Tom Scott you should go to Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly. (AKA the worlds smallest island) Its in the UK.

  • MrLunithy


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    Google stadia anyone .... in a nutshell machine learning>>>!

  • Armadeus


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    "specific and very limited ways"
    is this a jab at something political tom? ;)

  • Takito Loko

    Takito Loko

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    7:47 "my job will get a lot easier" bud I think your job will get automated rather

  • Cody Nemo

    Cody Nemo

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    I wanna know about Wiga Pier, the RRS Discovery, the Aberfan disaster, the New River, and the post office railway. I hope you actually reconsider and try harder to find a narrative hook.

  • Cody Nemo

    Cody Nemo

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    Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death is something i'd subscribe to Amazon Prime for.

  • 윱윱


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    What if one of the ideas it gave you for a video was were you talk about ideas that you can’t do in real life cause they’re fictional so you get an animator’s help to show what you wanna show..

  • Mahkus


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    Ai is going to either destroy or advance the world in less than 10 years

  • Derp Kid

    Derp Kid

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    The white cube at the edge of the world sounds like an scp

  • Barbecue Shoes

    Barbecue Shoes

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    Wigan is in the North West, not West Midlands. A simple google search would have corrected this.

  • Spaceexplorer


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    "the strange light that floats over oxfordshire"
    the moon: am i a joke to you?

  • JustSomeCringyKid


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    the ai really reinvented street fighter x tekken

  • Donald Rivers

    Donald Rivers

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    The road that is also a boat: I-90 floating bridge in Seattle.

  • Mr !!?

    Mr !!?

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    Tom be soundin' like Mumbo Jumbo bout to give a Slime Block Tutorial

  • Ikethepro18


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    Now it can do my homework!

  • DJgregBrown


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    The strange light the flow over Oxfordshire could be a work as once a Balloon shaped like a TV style UFO flow over north Oxfordshire and many reported it to fox FM at the time. One of those things I partially remember of FOX FM before they sold out they had good trusty local news but we all now media is now brought and not local on Heart FM which now own them.

  • Omar Smith

    Omar Smith

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    Should have started the whole video with the script GPT-3 ran for you, Tom!

  • Lookaz stan

    Lookaz stan

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    one of the suggestions were to make a video about the suggestions... AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII lmaoooooo

  • FFwachten


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    KIRBY"S DREAMland was a popular nintendo game (serie).

  • Tymoteusz Olechowski

    Tymoteusz Olechowski

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    I'm dying at the bottom one 💀

  • Kiieeraan


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    Wigan is not in the west midlands. how insulting.

  • Suburban Media

    Suburban Media

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    That car going past at speed at 7:13 ... Couldn't have been netter timed honestly.

  • FuzzzWuzzz


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    It's a bit disappointing that Kirby's Dreamland in reality is just a muggy patch of English countryside.

  • Jude Bedessem

    Jude Bedessem

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    7:14 That car in the background had excellent timing. Right on cue

  • sehhi vooty

    sehhi vooty

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    “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

  • Spencer Reisner

    Spencer Reisner

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    Was the episode you hadn't released yet at the time "Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly"

    • sehhi vooty

      sehhi vooty

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      I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

  • smhily ツ

    smhily ツ

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    Stop forcing cliffs to be cliffs

  • Philosophical_Cactus


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    “I got a bad feeling about this...”

  • izak baxendale

    izak baxendale

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    The 7th one is a true tail

  • Frogboyaidan


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    e here from jobos channel

  • Destory


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    WTF YT!

  • PossiblyAMagicMage


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    Kirby's Dream

  • Azim


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    7:15 that timing was just too perfect for the car to pass by. Felt like a crescendo

  • lnpilot


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    There's a Portugese word for nostalgia for something that never happened: "saudade". And there's a word for nostalgia for things that did happen, but way before you even existed: "anemoia". E.g. a longing for the 19th century.

  • lnpilot


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    So, you essentially ran a random text generator that created thousands of nonsensical titles, then you picked a few that made sense. Congratulations: you came up with a video idea.

  • Pat Keys

    Pat Keys

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    The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire sounds like it could be a novel written by the Cambridge 5.

  • Brandon Withnell

    Brandon Withnell

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    plot twist scott isnt real hes just an ai, this was just him bragging about himself

  • Simply Kiwified

    Simply Kiwified

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    sounds like nas daily to me

  • Sam Duke

    Sam Duke

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    You might find this word interesting then
    Anemoia - Nostalgia for a time you’ve never known (from the dictionary of obscure sorrows)
    As far as I can tell it’s not a “real” word but hey, all words are made up

  • Noah Binder

    Noah Binder

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    If you need more content, make a playlist or a second channel of scripts that AI generates. Even if its not real, I would absolutely watch those videos, and I assume I'm not the only one

  • the_muteKi


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    7:16 sounds a bit like a cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

  • William Brennan

    William Brennan

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    I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

  • Pickle Bug

    Pickle Bug

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    Im guessing the AI gave you the idea "The AI that helped me find video titles"

  • Meable


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    Video ideas:
    "The science of diving by 0"
    "The things our brain doesn't let us remember"
    "An AI made this video" (lots of clickbait)
    "When will AI take over the world?"
    "Why do we use the Internet?" (human relations and stuff)
    "What's the time on Mars?" (a bit out of your normal videos but might be interesting)
    "What's the limit of computers?"
    "The battle between computers and humans" (about when computers became smarter than humans in terms of cpu power)
    "The Pink Lakes of Australia"
    Idk if you've made a video of these already but these might be interesting, I hope Tom sees this

  • Tobi Smasher

    Tobi Smasher

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    This AI is how Trump makes his speeches

  • Emerald


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    A lot of those good-but-fictional video titles sound like ideas for SCPs

  • shadowXXe


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    Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death actually sounds like something Jeremy would come up with

  • Name of the Rose

    Name of the Rose

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  • shitposter


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    5:23 isn’t that deja vu? Or is that a diff thing

  • Joniboii


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    Ah yes the infamous Park and Ride System

  • Backfisch_op


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    A guy just talking in one take. No jumpcuts, no three cuts per sentence, just coherent interesting talking. I love it.

  • Sara Johnsson

    Sara Johnsson

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    "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" ah, a ferry

  • Lukas Oliver Leo

    Lukas Oliver Leo

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    I would love for you to make a full series of videos in your signature-style, presenting these parallel-world places and events.

  • mateyro999


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    "The white cube at the end of the world" sounds like an SCP

    • mateyro999


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      @NickDev XD

    • NickDev


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      time to steal ideas

  • SteveM


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    Tom: But I googled those words and they've never been put in that exact order anywhere online.
    Library of Babel: Am I a joke to you?

  • Brandon Zhang

    Brandon Zhang

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    little does the AI know, it just guessed the plot of wandavision

  • ScarletBee03


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    Can we talk about how the AI accidentally created the plot of WandaVision?

    • Trevor


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      When the human-created AI creates the plot of show about a human creating AI, while being hunted by humans using AI to build their own AI, which was a pre-existing AI made out of another human-created AI. (Yes, this does make sense and is accurate to the MCU plot.)

  • Lorenzo Segoloni

    Lorenzo Segoloni

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    Who else is here from Mumbo Jumbo?

    • Tymoteusz Olechowski

      Tymoteusz Olechowski

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  • Colin Crew

    Colin Crew

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    I would love to watch “JEREMY CLARKSONS LOTTERY OF DEATH” on Amazon Prime Video

  • Mahpi 380

    Mahpi 380

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    9001st comment

  • Maks szczurek

    Maks szczurek

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    if the thing that you said at the end of the video happends it wont make your job easier it will take your job

  • Parker Sedberry

    Parker Sedberry

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    tom kirby's dream land is a video game

  • ntt2k


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    I'm sure we're not too far off from "generate me a youtube video in the style of Tom Scott" :P

  • James Holden

    James Holden

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    I'm hoping this gets good enough so that we can tell to to finish tv shows that we're cancelled.

  • Promi Akter

    Promi Akter

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  • ceerw buty

    ceerw buty

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    “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

  • Rubiking


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    Do you memorize your scripts, do you use a prompter or just improvise?

  • Nathan Young

    Nathan Young

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    7:18 that was the most perfectly timed car. It sounded so dramatic

    • ceerw buty

      ceerw buty

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      Why do your videos have to be about things that are true? I'd watch a "secret history of the British moon landing" video. Heck, I'd watch a full length documentary.

  • Ben Walsh

    Ben Walsh

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    Nostagia for a thing that never existed...
    That's Vapourwave.

  • Clockwork Otters

    Clockwork Otters

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    It's strange the English language lacks a word to describe the feeling of nostalgia for things that aren't real. The closest I can find are words that can't be translated back into English exactly.
    "a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament." - Saudade (/souˈdädə/)
    However, Saudade is used in relation to a feeling of longing for an absent "something", even if that thing never existed to begin with; such as when you see a painting of someone that seems familiar, and it brings with it the bitter-sweet feeling of having non-existent fond memories, and the knowledge you'll never see them.
    It's unlike Anemoia from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which is just the nostalgia for "When times were better, even if you were never there", it's more like carrying your past emotions with you into the present like a time capsule.
    This is the *closest* to what Scott asked, but it still does not feel entirely correct, considering Saudade is a far more blanket term from the melancholy of the past but having hope to experience old joys again in the future, even if it's with someone else.
    And then there's Sehnsucht ([ˈzeːnˌzʊxt]), a German noun that expresses the feeling of longing for a "something", and in psychology refers to the idea of craving an alternative experience. However, it's more in line with regret, and thinking of the "Could haves" or "Might dos", instead of having outright nostalgia for a thing gone by. The experience of Sehnsucht is more easily expressed as "What if I said yes?" or having fantastical ideas about the future, such as imagining ones self as famous, or a fated meeting of a true love, or even the idea of finding something new to make you happy.

    It feels almost natural to explain the feeling of nostalgia for things not experienced as "Agnostalgia", from ágnos/άγνωσ meaning "Unknown", and álgos/ἄλγος meaning "Pain", similar to the origin of Nostalgia.

  • MrEnjoivolcom1


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    2:10 Everything is gray.

  • David Balaam

    David Balaam

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    I think you ought to make one of the fictional ones as an April fools video.

  • Vicky Boi

    Vicky Boi

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    Make a separate channel with all the fictional ideas that GPT-3 made up if possible. They would be extremely interesting and would be very entertaining.

  • Filthy Light

    Filthy Light

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    written by a bot

  • Blithe Dream

    Blithe Dream

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    Haha, English people call that a “beach”



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    welsh for nostalgic feeling for a home that was never yours

  • Iida


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    There is this cliff that looks like an elephant. I think he's the closest we get to cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

  • Alex McD

    Alex McD

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    Nostalgia for a thing that never existed
    "Country Roads", especially the Japanese translation

  • suddenpenguin


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    aberfan would be incredibly depressing but there is *definitely* a narrative there

  • Alex Trebek

    Alex Trebek

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    @5:21 hauntology.

  • Micah Reich

    Micah Reich

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    I like the comparison to a sigmoid curve (an activation function that’s also commonly used in neural networks like GPT-3)

  • Kingston Steele

    Kingston Steele

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    Nostalgia for things that never existed, eh? Weebs unite.

  • Kerithanos


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    Why do your videos have to be about things that are true? I'd watch a "secret history of the British moon landing" video. Heck, I'd watch a full length documentary.

  • Yung Akuma

    Yung Akuma

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    I imagine if anything, the word we could use for nostalgia of an alternative reality could be “alternis ovilis” which would roughly translate from Latin to “alternative nostalgia” I guess that’s more of a phrase than a word.

  • Astor Reed

    Astor Reed

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  • Steph


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    Dude, you're reverse aging! Make a reveal video talking about how you're actually a vampire! 😆

  • Jacob Lowenstein

    Jacob Lowenstein

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    Tom is getting replaced.

  • Tomyironmane


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    "The green death and the industrial revolution." ...Arsenic Wallpaper?

  • govi


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    If that happens your job will be not easier but obsolete.

  • My Name

    My Name

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    The word is nullstalgia.

  • harbl99


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    "The British road that is also a boat"
    There are streets named after Hood and Anson in Hastings. You think they'd be named after the admirals, but two of the neighbouring streets are Norfolk and Sussex. Turns out they're all named for battleships named after the admirals. Huh.
    Not boats, but sailors:
    there's a town in Canada (Ajax, Ontario) that names its streets after men who served on three WW1 ships. There was a big hoo-hah over it in 2020 when the name Hans Langsdorff (captain of the Graf Spee) somehow came up in the database.

  • FirstRisingSouI


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    "Hey GPT-3. How can I ensure the success of the GPT-3 project?"
    Anyone read Avogadro Corp?

  • Dylan Evans

    Dylan Evans

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    there is 100% a boat that’s a road you gotta find it

  • Bbonno


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    hey Tom, have you ever counted in binary on your fingers?

  • N Bee

    N Bee

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    Well, your job might get a lot easier... but then, a bit after that, your job won't be needed... :-P

  • 13darkjems


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    anemoiac is the "nostalgia for nonexistant past" word your looking for

  • Samantha Lowe

    Samantha Lowe

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    English but all letters are phonetically consistent

  • Quillyik


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    This video was somehow not tagged as horror.

  • Luiz Gabriel

    Luiz Gabriel

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    It's cool how you can raise the "temperature" of the "how predictable" to make "good" interesting video titles that would get more clicks than "the beach where you can hear the sea", but if it is too high, it's actually not real and relatable enough to makes us want to watch it, and as you said, you needed to get the right measure, like a recipe to make a clickable title.
    -Who would like to watch Jeremy Clarkson's in a russian roulette?-
    This shows us that we are strange creatures, searching for knowledge yet afraid of the unreal and unknown.

  • Toby Littlejohn

    Toby Littlejohn

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    For reference, the "strange light in the sky over Oxfordshire" is called the moon.