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More precisely, it might be called literary mosaics. I first read about this pastime more than 40 years ago, in a biological journal called The Worm Runners' Digest, which was put out by some scientists who (astonishingly) became crackpots without losing their sense of humor. You take two texts, and produce a third by choosing words alternately from the first two, in the order of their occurrence but subject to the constraint that each stage must be the initial segment of a tolerably grammatical sentence. I produced several of them at the time, using pencil and paper, and some of them had a certain charm. For example, Paradise Lost + "Terence, this is stupid stuff" yielded

 
...'tis delight our brook now flowed to fast tunes by the Oracle to God; rhyme thence your aid to my death song, before that time with moping middle melancholy flight to soar to the lad....

From Russell's "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish" + the Gospel according to John I got

...Overcome the man of God (our name when John follows testimony) with witness of light.  Former might may believe in him, seeing he times the perspective, but not to much witness other than ages....

From Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals + the poultry chapter of Fannie Farmer's cookbook,

...Delicious uninterrupted tidbits of a prosperity small and untouched and just, that roast consequently this good French will, constitute roasting the delicious indispensible dill....  Reduce us to better heat in tender ordinary hours....  Generous suspicion, which perhaps will merely provide some leftovers, high-flown for fantasticality, can and frequently may butter the red purpose or reason with our butter....

Just today I wrote a little tool in Elisp to facilitate the practice. It accepts two texts and walks you thru them according to the rules, stowing the result in a third buffer. The following is the offspring of Gibbon's Decline and Fall + Mencken's Treatise on the Gods:

The second ancient century and the curious Christian thing the modern empire often comprehended, with the excrescences of irrelevancies, civilised that portion when the everyday frontiers usually were in ancient grandiose renown.  Pretension and its disciplined priests influence practitioners of some laws or manners among gradually relgious union only of courtesy.  The employed provinces such that pretenders in a present sanction exalted moral hope for fear and chance even became purely difficult.  Private doubtful enterprises and the possession and experience in Augustus lay these in salutary politicians and moralists, effectually all convinced of him, lusting and bitter by religious restitution of the age and of prisoners for defeat.

Not as amusing, but it's my first try.

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