Google Suggest Poetry Generator

After I posted my Google Suggest Poetry idea the other day I found the SuggestGetter PHP class by Adam Stiles and threw it together. The Google Suggest Poetry Generator does what I described in my earlier post except that it randomizes which results it chooses so you should get a different poem on each load.

Sometimes the results are interesting, other times they're not. The first couple of lines are usually the best part and then it just veers off into randomness. It would be interesting to try to keep it relevant to the original five queries somehow to keep things on topic.

Also it hits Google with 40-50 queries each page load and is about the dumbest use of Google's vast resources I can think of. I asked around and my conscientious web elite buddies seem to think this is okay. If Google objects, I'll take it down.

Brad Turcottemisc