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Guy Lets Twitter Users Pick The Items He’ll Decorate His New Room With, And Things Get Weird Fast

Decorating a living space is no small task and, indeed, a daunting one for most of us. There comes a time when just tossing the same framed photos from your college dorm around your house and calling it a day (like, say, allegedly, the person writing this) just doesn’t quite do the trick.

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But for everyone else, wouldn’t it be great if you could just get someone else to do this stuff for you?

Well, Michael Reeves, a YouTuber with a penchant for programming things to do weird things (like this Roomba that screams when it runs into stuff) has a solution.

He just moved into a new room he describes thusly:

“[It] looks like the purgatory realm between life and death … because I don’t know how to decorate anything.”

Relatable!

So he came up with a solution to do the decorating for him: a bot that would automatically purchase home decor based on his Twitter followers’ recommendations. And it got very weird, very fast.

Here, let him explain his possibly ingenious, definitely risky plan…

So the basic gist is this:

Reeves put out a call on his Twitter feed for followers to suggest literally anything they could find on Amazon with which to decorate his room. And that means anything, so long as it cost $25 or less.

They suggest the items in his Twitter replies, and the bot automatically purchases the items from the tweet replies with the most likes, purchasing each item only once to ensure variety.

Now we hear what you’re asking.

Why do this? A reasonable question.

To which Reeves responded:

“I could ask friends for help or talk to an interior decorator, but that’s social interaction and I don’t support it.”

Which, fair!

And also a normal person would choose normal stuff like throw pillows and duvets and that’s boring.

So how did Reeves’s experiment go? Well, extremely weirdly, basically.

Like this real-life manifestation of one of the internet’s favorite memes…

Which really excited the guy who suggested it.

And then there was… um… this… sex swing…

Also a huge hit.

The submissions kept rolling in, all of them deeply weird, but some of them actually useful.

Like, who doesn’t need throw pillows… with Nicolas Cage’s face on them?

Or a candle holder?

Shaped like an octopus?

Then there were the submissions that ranged from the extremely why-does-this-even-exist-for-purchase…

…to the downright terrifying…

…to the sure, why not…

…to the downright “OH GOD.”

And if you’re a fan of K-Pop boy band BTS, well…

Reeves’s bot has you covered.

The variety represented really was… something…

So, there you have it!

If you’re looking for a cool new way to change up your interior decorating… well, we can’t say we recommend this, but this is certainly one method that exists, among many other methods.

So, there’s that.

Happy decorating!

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Written by John Sundholm

John Sundholm is a writer, video producer and performer originally from Michigan, and is one of those people who says he "lived in London for a while" even though it was only six weeks for study abroad. He made Ellen DeGeneres laugh once so you should probably follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Medium, where he does a lot of yelling under the name @JohntheCraptist.