@Sapphaos the alt text got me creeped out ngl
@sempervirenx yeah uh wtf
@Sapphaos the worst part is you can't even tell if it's serious or not (at least /i/ can't)
@sempervirenx well hum, i don't get the second part, but to me it seems like the creator of the bot is making a joke?
the numbers look like latitude and longitude so i don't know how it could relate with the problem 🤔
@accessibleColors I can't believe this account turned into a shitpost account now
@accessibleColors Those are gps coords for... the smithsonian?
@accessibleColors more specifically, it's almost exactly the Andrew Jackson Downing Urn
i don't know what that is
@accessibleColors only one person has reviewed it on google maps, but they have over 650 reviews so i doubt it's relevant
inscription on the south side of the urn, caps
WAS ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS
IN MEMORY OF
ANDREW JACKSON DOWNING.
WHO DIED JULY 28, 1852, AGED 37 YEARS
HE WAS BORN AND LIVED,
AND DIED UPON THE HUDSON RIVER.
HIS LIFE WAS DEVOTED TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE NATIONAL
TASTE IN RURAL ART,
WHICH HE LIVED HAD FULLY ENDOWED HIM.
HIS SUCCESS WAS AS GREAT AS HIS GENIUS AND FOR THE DEATH
OF FEW PUBLIC MEN
WAS PUBLIC GRIEF EVER MORE SINCERE.
WHEN THESE GROUNDS WERE PROPOSED, HE WAS AT ONCE
CALLED TO DESIGN THEM:
BUT BEFORE THEY WERE COMPLETED HE PERISHED IN THE WRECK
OF THE STEAMER HENRY CLAY.
HIS MIND WAS SINGULARLY JUST, PENETRATING AND ORIGINAL
HIS MANNERS WERE CALM, RESERVED, AND COURTEOUS.
HIS PERSONAL MEMORY
BELONGS TO THE FRIENDS WHO LOVE HIM:
HIS FAME TO THE COUNTRY WHICH HONORS AND LAMENTS HIM.
@accessibleColors it's worth noting that the bot's display name spells it as "colour" but the handle spells "color"
has it always been like that or is this evidence of a hostile takeover of the account
@monorail i'm getting national mall, not the smithsonian
@trwnh I figured the smithsonian was probably a bigger cultural touchstone, because i've heard of it, so i assumed that was what they were going for
but if you pop on satelite view you can see it's /right/ on the urn
@monorail @accessibleColors The name has always had that spelling of color. Here's a web archive snapshot of the profile from January: https://web.archive.org/web/20190116125554/https://botsin.space/@accessibleColors
#LBoost when will Accessible Colors Bot return from the war
What if i told you these are not really colors?
@accessibleColors Has a random mastodon bot started an ARG (Alternate reality game)
A Mastodon instance for bots and bot allies.