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Mental Health Break: “Winter is icumen in…”

Using original footage by Lumiere, this snowball fight from Lyon, France in 1896 has been upscaled and colorized using the open-source AI tool, DeOldify, a deep learning-based project for colorizing and restoring old images and video.

Winter is icumen in
Winter is icumen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.
Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damm you; Sing: Goddamm.
Goddamm, Goddamm, ’tis why I am, Goddamm,
So ‘gainst the winter’s balm.
Sing goddamm, damm, sing goddamm,
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.

— Ezra Pound

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  • Anonymous October 7, 2020, 4:18 PM

    The guy on the bike got massacred.

    Can AI restore Ezra Pound?

  • IB_Joe October 7, 2020, 5:44 PM

    That was a pleasant little escape from reality. Thanks Gerard.

  • gwbnyc October 7, 2020, 10:32 PM

    ‘n fook u, a’thatte, Ezer, withe hot y’lit bulb.

  • Dan Patterson October 8, 2020, 6:07 AM

    And the original for reference: