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pahavit
Date: 2-23-2018 12:05 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "The Skin Is Unbearable"
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Tags:babelfishing, poem
Babelfishing Poetry: "The Skin Is Unbearable"


Hello!  And how are you lovely bloggity people today?  Great, I hope.  I am seeing a new cardiologist today, about the myocardial bridge discovered during my chest pain episode last December, plus getting a zillion lab tests done.  So while I wait for those test results, let's enjoy some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, adjust the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature, chosen at random, is the Israeli folk song "Hava Nagila" (listen to a Romani version of the song here, or watch Italian chanteuse Dalida sing her version here, or watch a campy Russian TV production here, or watch a Voice of Thailand contestant belt it out it here, or listen to Harry Belafonte's version here, or listen to Dominican merengue/salsa group Conjunto Quisqueya's version here, or listen to the king of the surf guitar Dick Dale and the Del Tones' rendition here, or watch a short clip of Laugh-In's Joann Worley goofing on the song here).  Enjoy. 


The Skin Is Unbearable

Early us.

Early us,
happy and pink.

Song?

Song.
Happy to sing.

Wake up, man!
How do you want your mind, sister?
Ari, my brother, wake up!
The skin is unbearable.


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pahavit
Date: 2-21-2018 12:06 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Night Watch
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Tags:bird, embarcadero, gull, san francisco, wordless wednesday
Night Watch





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pahavit
Date: 2-20-2018 12:52 AM
Subject: ER Exam Room
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Tags:emergency, hospital, stanford
ER Exam Room


I have no field trip pics from this weekend because reasons, so here are a couple of random pics I took when I had chest pains last December and was in an ER exam room waiting for the doctor.







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pahavit
Date: 2-19-2018 12:03 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Fish 1
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Tags:fish, history park, monday movies, san jose, viet museum
Monday Movies: Fish 1


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-two seconds of the fish in the aquarium of the Viet Museum in San José History Park.  Enjoy.





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pahavit
Date: 2-16-2018 12:19 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Cotton-Drifting Dolls"
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Tags:babelfishing, poem
Babelfishing Poetry: "Cotton-Drifting Dolls"


Hello! Lovely to see you, thank you for stopping by, and woohoo, it's Friday already.  Hooray!  Let's kick off the weekend with some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, tweak the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song, from R&B singer Thurston Harris, is "Little Bitty Pretty One" (listen to song here).  Enjoy. 


Cotton-Drifting Dolls

Gmmm-friendly, mouth delicious.
Gmmm is tasty, tasty.

A small part of the good,
like Japanese porcelain.
Cotton, cotton-drifting dolls.
Japanese knee.

Well done on the right hand, and the right hand is doing well.
Right hand and right hand, well done, well done.
On the right-hand side, and on the right, well done, and doing very well.
Well done on the right hand, and on the right hand, and well done.

Story time:
time the heart two years ago.
Nice small silky portion,
26 in our near-term portion, long.

Good job! Wow, wow on the
good job! Wow.

A small part of nice
and Japanese porcelain.
Rain, cute dolls
and knees.

They are?
They are!


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pahavit
Date: 2-15-2018 12:31 AM
Subject: Los Gatos Creek Trail
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Tags:bird, bud, campbell, canopy, duck, field trip, flower, fungus, los gatos creek, mallard, mushroom
Los Gatos Creek Trail


On Sunday D. and I were going to attend a solar astronomy event sponsored by the San Jose Astronomical Association, but clouds got in the way.  Even through a telescope, it is very hard to see anything meaningful on the sun through overcast!  So we decided to take a little walk on the trail at nearby Los Gatos Creek County Park instead, and here are some of the pics I took.


Looking upstream.





Sycamore buds are starting to pop.





A mallard in the creek.





The winter canopy overhead.





Looking downstream, from a little island in the creek.





The acacias are in bloom.





Wild radish.





Arroyo willow catkins.





The river island.





A bigleaf maple leaf floats in a backwater of the creek.





Another leaf, leftover from last autumn, drifts slowly down the current.





Another look at the creek from the little island.





A coot swims upstream in a gleam of sunlight.





Mushrooms show slender silvery slug trails on their caps.





Sycamore flowers are popping out.





Lesser scaup in a groundwater recharge pond next to the trail.  







A coot swims in the recharge pond.






Another look at Los Gatos Creek before heading home.




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pahavit
Date: 2-14-2018 12:12 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Sierra Vista Calf
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Tags:cow, san jose, sierra vista, wordless wednesday
Sierra Vista Calf





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pahavit
Date: 2-12-2018 12:41 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Stanford Shuttle 1
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Tags:monday movies, stanford
Monday Movies: Stanford Shuttle 1


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-three seconds of traveling in the Stanford patient shuttle between the hospital and parking garage, coming back from my echocardiogram last December.  Enjoy.




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pahavit
Date: 2-9-2018 12:02 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "He Asked Those Who Have Gas, Not Wool"
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Tags:babelfishing, poem
Babelfishing Poetry: "He Asked Those Who Have Gas, Not Wool"


Hello! Would you like to see some more Babelfishing Poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, tinker with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem?  You would? Well, you're in luck, because here it is!

This week we feature Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs' novelty song "Wooly Bully" (listen to song here).  Enjoy. 


He Asked Those Who Have Gas, Not Wool

First, second, third, fourth.
Other editorial horse Teddy King.
A large current published light angle of wars fought over with 10,000 intently.
Trichome mushroom of ten thousand intently.

Other editorial: shrove other, we know Road East-West Teddy King
promote one info's result make intolerance, who thanked fees of table of the elements
with seven 50 teaching material.
Manly boo-boo.

This original people, editorial completion horse Teddy King make a trivializing gray.
He asked those who have gas, not wool.
Trichome mushroom of ten thousand intently.


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pahavit
Date: 2-8-2018 12:25 AM
Subject: Aquatic Park
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Tags:aquatic park, art, bird, field trip, gull, lion, maritime museum, mural, pigeon, san francisco, ship
Aquatic Park


On Sunday, after doing an errand in San Francisco, D. and I took a look at the WPA-era murals the Maritim Museum, after which we took a little walk in Aquatic Park.  Here are some of the pics I took.


One of a pair of carved wooden lions in the museum.  Lions were popular deck ornaments in the seafaring era.  This one dates from 1863.





Some of the murals and their details, depicting the fantastical undersea realms of the lost cities Mu and Atlantis.

















After such a mind-bending experience, we go outside to stroll around Aquatic Park and the Municipal Pier.





What is the bay without gulls?







A view of Alcatraz.





Looking at the city from the Municipal Pier.





A sea lion pokes his head out of the water in Aquatic Park Cove.  Maybe he is Bitey McBiterson?





A western grebe is on patrol for little fish to eat.





Derpy pigeon is derpy.





A gull contemplates life on the Municipal Pier.





The masts and rigging of the old lumber schooner C. A. Thayer at nearby Hyde St. Pier thrust up into the afternoon sun.




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pahavit
Date: 2-7-2018 12:13 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Winter Palace
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Tags:alameda creek regional trail, union city, wordless wednesday
Winter Palace





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pahavit
Date: 2-5-2018 12:12 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Bubbling Pool 1
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Tags:fountain, monday movies, pacific shores, pool, redwood city
Monday Movies: Bubbling Pool 1


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-three seconds of a bubbling pool at Pacific Shores Center.    Enjoy.




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pahavit
Date: 2-2-2018 12:07 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "I Don't Care What Bugs You"
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Tags:babelfishing, poem
Babelfishing Poetry: "I Don't Care What Bugs You"


Hello! You well? I hope so; well and happy.  I am more tired than usual due to not one but 2 doctor appointments this week, both with brand-new doctors who might be able to offer treatments that actually help me.  Between the 2 of them, they have ordered over 80 separate tests of various kinds to be done.  Some involve long fasting times prior to the blood draw; one involves taking breath samples every 15 minutes over a 3-hour period after a 12-hour fast; another involves placing electrodes through the skin into certain muscles to measure electrical activity (yes, it will hurt).  I certainly hope that after all this, they find something meaningful and I get some benefit out of being put through these grueling procedures!

Anyway, while I wait for all this to play out over the next few weeks, let's enjoy some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, tart up the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week it's the Doobie Brothers' "Jesus Is Just Alright" (watch the Doobs perform it live here, or listen to the original version done by the Art Reynolds Singers here).  Enjoy. 


I Don't Care What Bugs You

Correction of Maya, however credit-encompassing interest angle, world excellent, 1 free.
The wonder.
What is not said: "I don't care."
What are you doing, bug? "I don't care."
Nothing says, "I don't care."
On the right is an example of Jesus, but perfect.
Maya.

You know what, bug? I don't care.
Energy beings and snakes do not; I don't care.
You know I don't care about the bug
on the right-hand side of Jesus, yes, but perfect.

'Ihristos. Good friends, o Muhammad. Prada.
Take light phase private; I just pulled down
Caesar's good friends.

Yes, but just for the angle of Jesus, yes.
Our society and wisdom.

What is not said: "I don't care."
I don't care what bugs you.
Doesn't bother me, not saying anything.
In the right hand of Maya, a correction, however perfect beauty.


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pahavit
Date: 2-1-2018 12:03 AM
Subject: Bay Trail, Sunnyvale
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Tags:bay trail, bird, duck, egret, field trip, gull, kestrel, moon, pelican, plane, ruddy duck, slough, snowy egret, sunnyvale, turtle
Bay Trail, Sunnyvale


On Sunday D. and I decided to enjoy the beautiful sunny and mild faux-spring weather by taking a little walk on a section of the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale.  Here are some of the pics I took.


Looking up the trail.





A coot swims in a waterway next to the trail.





A flock of black-necked stilts swoops over the water.





A pied-billed grebe has excellent camouflage in this habitat.





A white pelican attends to its preening in the slough.









A kestrel surveys the landscape from atop a light pole.





A yellowlegs surveys the slough from atop a wooden pole, a relic from the salt pond days.





A look at the slough, flat as a pancake today.





A ruddy duck hen bobs up from feeding below the surface.





Cormorants bask and preen on old wood posts.





A juvenile gull settles into the slough to feed.





A rarely-seen Eurasian wigeon swims in the slough.





A snowy egret looks for things to eat along the edge of the slough.





A Gulfstream G650 business jet takes off from nearby Moffett Field.





A western pond turtle basks on abandoned salt pond equipment.





A waxing gibbous moon is a precursor to the super blue blood moon.




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pahavit
Date: 1-31-2018 12:03 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Nick's Kitchen
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Tags:india basin, san francisco, wordless wednesday
Nick's Kitchen






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pahavit
Date: 1-29-2018 12:24 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Surprise Recording 2
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Tags:monday movies, oops
Monday Movies: Surprise Recording 2


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty seconds of what happens when you push the wrong button on your camera in between taking pictures.  Enjoy.




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pahavit
Date: 1-26-2018 12:10 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Queen Page Arpeggiator"
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Tags:babelfishing, poem
Babelfishing Poetry: "Queen Page Arpeggiator"


Hello! Another Friday, here at last!  Woo-hoo! *fist pump*  Let's celebrate with some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, shake up the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

From his solo album Empty Glass, here's Pete Townshend's "I Am An Animal"  (beware of an F-bomb in the lyrics and in the song) (listen to song here).Enjoy. 


Queen Page Arpeggiator

Always pay in winter.
But there are other eyes.
Akechi taste.
Gold memorial culture.
You see me?

I'm meat.
The authentic beak monument idols.
The value of the strength,
only when death can destroy CTU.

I am private female dolphin.
Excuse me.
Think about this place.
Nothing stop me.

I'm a man,
and I'm not funny.
There's no place for remembering.
I am sad.

Ponytail.
What the hell?
And I don't know what it could be.
He wants to shoot his heart out.
Queen Page Arpeggiator.
And I don't know what
a lot of progress is.

Accomplishment!
The minutes of episode.
Where were they?
There's no details.

The lion again.
Very well, with fire.
I'm on the street and doing a good job.
Oh, I'm stupid, of course.

I'm meat.


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pahavit
Date: 1-24-2018 12:01 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Red-Winged Blackbird
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Tags:bird, calero, san jose, wordless wednesday
Red-Winged Blackbird





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pahavit
Date: 1-23-2018 12:09 AM
Subject: Alameda Creek Trail
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Tags:alameda creek regional trail, bird, cow, dog, field trip, floof, hawk, hummingbird, power lines, red-tailed hawk, rust, sign, turkey vulture, union city
Alameda Creek Trail


On Saturday D. and I took a little walk on the Alameda Creek Trail, and here are some of the pics I took.


A white-tailed kite rests on a tree limb.





Former ranch land, now county property, next to the trail.





Coyote brush floof glows in the afternoon sunlight.





The plumage of an Anna's hummingbird is iridescent green.





A Nuttall's woodpecker looks for grubs and other bugs in the crevices of a tree trunk.





A pair of red-tailed hawks surveys the landscape from atop a high-tension power line.





The view across Alameda Creek into Coyote Hills Regional Park.





Power lines stride south.





A Jack Russell terrier enjoys a walk on the trail.





Some trees are starting to bud already.





A rusty barbed wire fencing label gleams in the afternoon light.





This buckeye bud looks like the head of some mythical beast (a Norse dragon, perhaps).





A turkey vulture soars over the creek.





A flood control channel of Alameda Creek.





Another Anna's hummingbird.





Cattle graze in a pasture next to the trail.






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pahavit
Date: 1-22-2018 12:23 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Mobile 1
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Tags:apple park, cupertino, mobile, monday movies, sculpture
Monday Movies: Mobile 1


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-one seconds of a mobile at an Apple office building near Apple Park.  Enjoy.




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