Entries for July 2012

July 31, 2012

Idea: Text Supercuts

You’re familiar with supercuts, those obsessively edited videos that show you, for example, every utterance of the phrase Damn It from every season of the show “24”.

Well, here’s a supercut of a different kind: the text supercut. Need an example?

Here’s every use of the word “cat” from Dr. Suess’ book The Cat in the Hat:

Cat cat. Cat cat Cat cat. Cat cat. cat. cat. cat cat. Cat Cat Cat cat. cat. cat Cat cat Cat cat, cat. cat cat! Cat

[My first effort was a supercut of every instance of “whale” in Moby Dick. But it turns out the word appears so many times that it ended up being way too large to reasonably share in a blog post.]