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Monday, March 2, 2009

Create Your Own Wordy Artwork!

Posted By on Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Fair enough. We're addicted. A co-worker recently shot us a link to Wordle.net, where you can create art via text written by you or anyone on God's green earth -- or, depending upon where you stand on biblical literalcy, God. In fact, what follows is the "Word art" for  The Book of Genesis (King James Version). Obviously, the more often a word comes up in the text, the more prominently it's displayed in the word art:

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On a local note, here's Mayor Gavin Newsom's State of the City speech from 2006:
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And this is "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu" by the dearly departed John Updike:
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Here's C.W. Nevius' Feb. 26 column in the San Francisco Chronicle:
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And, finally, here's the script for The Big Lebowski:
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Got a good one? Run it through Wordle.net and send us the links or JPGs.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more

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