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Belated Memorial Day With Cleverbot

One of the more popular features here on The Daily ReTORt are my conversations with Cleverbot. What’s Cleverbot you ask? Cleverbot, is Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) software  that supposedly learns by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. I've never found Cleverbot to be intelligent in the purest definition of the word; however, interacting with this particular “thinking” software can be mildly entertaining. Here’s the most recent interview I had with this … [Read more...]

25 Christmas songs in 2 minutes

The holidays tend to bring out the best in people - particularly from a creative perspective. Here's a creatively, entertaining video from the folks over at ignitermedia.com - they produce a variety of faith-based videos, skits and production pieces. In this particular segment Rob Thomas (aka "Johnny") and Braun Brown (aka "Chachi") regale us with 25+ Christmas songs in less than 120 seconds. Don't let the goofy wigs or extreme orthodontia scare you, it's a pretty cool … [Read more...]

Top-10 List: Holiday Christmas Specials

I'm amazed at all of the holiday specials that are playing and replaying this time of year. Growing up during the 1970s with only three TV networks, holiday specials were truly "special." My fondest memories of those days were the "Animagic" Christmas specials produced by Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass. You know the stop-motion classics about Rudolph, Heat Miser, the Winter Warlock...etc. Now, ABC Family Channel's 25 Days of Christmas is running those specials wall-to-wall, decked … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Conversation with Cleverbot

One of the more popular features here on The Daily ReTORt happens to be my conversations with Cleverbot. What is a Cleverbot you ask? Cleverbot, is an Internet-based, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) software  that supposedly learns by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. While Cleverbot is not intentionally clever, conversations with it can be somewhat entertaining - especially around holidays. Here’s the most recent interview I had with this bastion of A.I. … [Read more...]