AI & rotting-fruit horror

Heh—I was amused to hear generative apps’ renderings of human faces—often eerie, sometimes upsetting—described as turning people into “rotten fruits.”

This reminded me of a recurring sketch from Conan O’Brien’s early work, which featured literal rotting fruit acting out famous films—e.g. Apocalypse Now, with Francis Ford Coppola sitting there to watch:

No, I don’t know what this has to do with anything—except now I want to try typing “rotting fruit” plus maybe “napalm in the morning” into a generative engine just to see what happens. The horror… the horror!

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