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Can Algorithms Be Funny? Veterans of Clickhole and the New Yorker Team up to Find Out

By Scott Tobias

Onstage at the Hideout, a small Chicago music club, two performers read passages from Civil War love letters. “Oh darling wife of the war,” one begins, “I shall always be a husband to you and the children and all the folks in our neighborhood.” He goes on to complain that “the boys from the army have…

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