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Attention: That Bot-Written Olive Garden Ad Is Actually A Meme

We've seen bot-generated chapters of Harry Potter and Seinfeld episodes, so when we first saw Keaton Patti's bot-written Olive Garden commercial, we didn't bat an eye. The dialogue is hilariously and perfectly off, it's so bad it seems real. Alas, some (many) things on the internet are just too good to be true, and our friends at Gizmodo made us meme freaks feel pretty frickin' dumb.

It turns out that Mr. Patti, a writer who has contributed to the New Yorker, and, tellingly, The Onion, has written these fake masterpieces before. He's not the only one. The meme is apparently abundant on Twitter. The fact that even bigger media outlets fell for us makes it a little better, but we still have to hand it to these memers for their dedication and creativity. 

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Move over Alex from Target, meet Alan from Olive Garden.

North Carolina resident Alan Martin "won" a "Never Ending Pasta Pass" for $100 at his local Olive Garden, and he has used it to eat 95 meals over the last six weeks - or what amounts to about $1,510 worth of food.

Only 1000 of the passes were sold, and he says his goal is to eat more than any of the others.

Meanwhile, in Sub-Saharan Africa…