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pahavit
Date: 8-26-2016 12:25 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "This Is A Bad Translation"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "This Is A Bad Translation"


Hello all!  So nice to see you. Come in and have a look around -- the kettle is on, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and get ready to enjoy some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, randomize the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Art-pop group Antony And The Johnsons brings us this week's song, the brooding "For Today I Am A Boy" (listen to song here).  Enjoy. 


This Is A Bad Translation

Mature, one personal human, stray and his wife and children.
Please, song has a long face, representative wife.
I mature, 1 protect, private wife-beauty, o Muhammad.
Mature one, I have beautiful wife.

However, this is now heaven, now heaven, this guy.
Today's kids, man.
Now it's heaven.

One taste of the song; please taste, Japanese Valjean.
1 Sun, a traditional education.
To grow up one day, you grow up, I don't know.
A song, no season.

Now? No.
But today, today is a son.
Child-men, today.

But today, today, baby boy?
One day, grow up, for sure.
Sun.
This is a bad translation.


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pahavit
Date: 8-24-2016 1:09 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Navy Bomber
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Tags:plane, ravenswood, wordless wednesday
Wordless Wednesday: Navy Bomber





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pahavit
Date: 8-23-2016 12:35 AM
Subject: Sanborn County Park
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Tags:autumn, canopy, field trip, graffiti, insect, poison oak, sanborn, saratoga, wasp
Sanborn County Park


On Saturday D. and I took a short walk along part of the Skyline Trail in Sanborn County Park, and even though the woods were kind of boring I took a few pics anyway (it really wasn't my favorite kind of place for a walk but we had to change our plans at the last minute and couldn't think of another place to go).


Sanborn has a lot of rock formations that are popular with climbers.





Some climbers are more respectful of the environment than others, as the graffiti in this cave in Indian Rock attest (really, only a jerk would deface nature in this manner).





A couple of the many dead Douglas firs in the park, perhaps victims of California's extended drought.





A clump of poison oak leaves catches a ray of sunlight in the forest.





The canopy overhead.





A metallic blue wasp rests for a moment on a mossy tree trunk.





The Skyline Trail.





Fallen leaves are a hint of the coming autumn.




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pahavit
Date: 8-22-2016 12:36 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 4
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Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 4


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

This week: Twenty-two seconds of completing the west-bound crossing of the San Mateo Bridge last month.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 4


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pahavit
Date: 8-20-2016 12:33 AM
Subject: Fragment 24
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Tags:babelfishing, fragment, poem
Fragment 24


Fragments: the cast-offs left over from my Babelfishing process often make unusual little poems unto themselves.


Fragment 24

There, we
remember that gold medal
approach native-born Westerners.

Idol,
boasting a Japanese approach native-born Westerners,
pronounced as Wada Mino City,
so get.

Caught my eye out.
There is the priest's words.

Is nice to beauty.
The spirit of being there to do the things that are very important, so special.
Remember
Representative Assistant
priest,
outdoor.

We strongly recommend not sitting with.


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pahavit
Date: 8-19-2016 12:18 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Blood Chongag Mama"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Blood Chongag Mama"


Hello all!  Thank you for dropping by again, it's so nice to see you! I hope, wherever you are, you're doing as well as possible on this late summer day.  And I also hope you are ready for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, poke and prod the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song, from indie rocker Mitski, is "Your Best American Girl" (watch video here).  Enjoy. 


Blood Chongag Mama

So, do what you want; I want to compete.
Finger-kiss forever.
Unfortunately, not many vessels.
He is against those who do not; I am the bigosnis.

They say they cannot see at night.
But first I heard a bird.
I'm a month of stars now.
But the arms at night, birds chirping on Monday.

No, how can I do this to me or I will go!

Blood-mother taught me to listen to her,
I think.
The United States is once again the United States Jr.
It is p, and money for their trust to help him understand that IA always clamp the color.

That was you?
This is all bad.
Excuse me.

Blood chongag Mama taught me that room.
But that would be nice.
Jr once again, the United Nations and the United Nations.
Women understand what I'm trying to help her.


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pahavit
Date: 8-17-2016 12:18 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Snowy Egret
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Tags:alviso, snowy egret, wildlife refuge, wordless wednesday
Wordless Wednesday: Snowy Egret





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pahavit
Date: 8-16-2016 12:21 AM
Subject: Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Tags:bird, coyote hills regional park, field trip, flower, fremont, native wildflower, pelican, plane, snowy egret
Coyote Hills Regional Park


On Saturday D. and I took a short walk on part of the Bayview Trail at Coyote Hills Regional Park.  Here are some of the pics I took.


Tarweed grows near the parking lot.





The Bayview Trail.





The Meadowlark Trail goes up into the hills.





A view of the former salt evaporation ponds in San Francisco Bay.





White pelicans are enjoying the conversion of the salt ponds back into natural salt marshes.





Looking southwest, toward the neighboring Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.







A white pelican soars overhead.





Looking to the northwest.





A snowy egret glides past a relic from the salt pond era sticking up out of the water.





An avocet looks for little things to eat close to the shore.





A cyclist enjoys the Bayview Trail.





Distant San Francisco can be seen below the mass of Mt. Tamalpais, silhouetted against the fog.





Looking west toward the Santa Cruz Mountains.





Some day these waters will be a thriving salt marsh almost identical to the original habitat prior to the salt pond days.





A Piper Cherokee roars overhead from one of the many regional airports nearby.




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pahavit
Date: 8-15-2016 12:20 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 3
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Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 3


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

This week: Twenty seconds of heading west on the high-rise section of the San Mateo Bridge last month.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 3


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pahavit
Date: 8-13-2016 12:44 AM
Subject: Fragment 23
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Tags:babelfishing, fragment, poem
Fragment 23


Fragments: the cast-offs left over from my Babelfishing process often make unorthodox little poems unto themselves.


Fragment 23

When the rain,
just drop.
You're only here.
Just drop.
Just drop.
Just drop.

I will never forget my day.
Just drop.
Just drop.
Just drop.

When the rain,
just drop.
When the rain
I'm waiting for.
I think it is?
When the rain,
just drop.
Just drop.

When the rain,
just drop.


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pahavit
Date: 8-12-2016 12:04 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Monday Child, Kamehameha's Son"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Monday Child, Kamehameha's Son"


Hey, Babelfishing peeps, I hope you've all been fine and well? No upsets? No disasters? No tornadoes, floods, unexpected sinkholes, avalanches, mudslides, blizzards, hailstorms, lightning strikes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires?  I hope not, I really do.  Because that would be a pity, it really would.  None of the above in my neck of the woods this week, so we shall proceed posthaste with more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, play with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Today, by special request from The Jan, it's the Bangles' song "If She Knew What She Wants" (watch video here).  Enjoy. 


Monday Child, Kamehameha's Son

Turn off the trees.
But he seemed to change.
One day, I was happy.
One day I saw me scream.
Read the whole thing.

For each attribute,
I try
road legs.
But it's not easy.
Why, then,
do the flying?

You have no excuse; we must prevent victory.
If anything else?
Hawaii.
Do you want to?

You know what you want:
Search.
You know what you want:
H.
You know how it works.
. . . But?

But I want to.
You may feel touched, perhaps.
Or what do you do?
Do you want to solve the problem?
Monday child, Kamehameha's son.
But they know what they want.
You know what you want.
Go ahead.
This is all about removal in this village.


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pahavit
Date: 8-10-2016 12:18 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Cute Ground Squirrel
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Tags:alum rock park, san jose, squirrel, wordless wednesday
Wordless Wednesday: Cute Ground Squirrel





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pahavit
Date: 8-9-2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Kite Hill
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Tags:fence, field trip, flower, fog, graffiti, kite hill, lichen, san francisco
Kite Hill

On Saturday after doing a couple of errands in San Francisco, D. and I visited Kite Hill Open Space, and I took some pics.


A nasturtium grows next to the sidewalk.





Butterfly weed grows in the small community garden in a corner of the park.





This house next to the top of the hill has a killer view.





A view of downtown from halfway up the hill.  It's s typical foggy summer day in San Francisco.





We find the kite-eating tree.  Stay away, Charlie Brown!





A rustic fence runs along the west side of the hill.





Exposed to a lot of moisture from the frequent summer fog, a lichen colony flourishes on the fence rails.





Looking toward nearby Twin Peaks.





A weathered log on the summit provides an impromptu seat.





The swirly grain of the log.





A view of downtown from the summit.





Naked ladies are in bloom.





Dead and brown annual grasses cover the hillside.





Another look at the house with the killer view.





Passing behind some houses next to the park on our way back to the car, we see some cat graffiti.




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pahavit
Date: 8-8-2016 12:07 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 2
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Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 2


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

This week: Twenty-one seconds of passing two cars while heading west on the causeway section of the San Mateo Bridge last month.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 2


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pahavit
Date: 8-6-2016 12:19 AM
Subject: Fragment 22
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Tags:babelfishing, fragment, poem
Fragment 22


Fragments: the cast-offs left over from my Babelfishing process often make unconventional little poems unto themselves.

And one of my translating websites occasionally becomes plagued with hiccups and glitches, resulting in even more weirdness than usual.


Fragment 22

Act on
good faith.
But
act on
force.

Good faith.
Good faith.
Act on
good faith.

Now, I know the power.
Good faith.
Good faith.
Good faith.
Act on
good faith.
Good faith.
Good faith.

Act on.
Act on
good faith.

I'm sorry, but I love me.
Good faith.

Sorry, this is what I do:
Act on.
Now, I know the power.
Now, I know the power.

Act on
good faith.


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pahavit
Date: 8-5-2016 12:37 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "I Lost My Tether"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "I Lost My Tether"


Hello!  And how are you today?  Bright and breezy?  Cheeky and cheerful?  Chipper?  Top-notch?  Super-duper?  Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed?  Full of sunshine?  Rarin' to go?  Full of ginger?  Ready to face the day?  Hunky-dory?  In the swim? Peachy-keen?  On the ball?  All of those put together?  None of the above?  No matter, because, regardless, it's time for some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, nudge the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week the popular Cole Porter Western song "Don't Fence Me In" gets the Babelfish treatment (listen to Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters sing it here, or watch movie clip (about 1:00 in) of Roy Rogers singing it here, or listen to George Maharis sing it here, or listen to rockers The Killers' version here, or listen to Ella Fitzgerald's rendition here, or watch video of David Byrne's percussion-heavy version here).  Enjoy. 


I Lost My Tether

Oh, and his bed, starry land in the light tread,
the world I cannot fence.
Only I can give them private late love status.
Not only that, I fence.

SPECIAL night when he whispered
that he and Polyester wood.
I fence authority, however,
not always be expelled.

With former scattered light, his grim sphere approach light-smooth lion,
old west Blood Brothers, Earth.
What Kells is.
I can't see an unknown mountain.

Beginning in Western countries, my Lord,
I lost my tether and blind to the moon and to the left,
my patient weakness, until there is no fence.
Not only that, I fence.


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pahavit
Date: 8-3-2016 1:04 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Glen Canyon Iris
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Tags:flower, glen canyon, san francisco, wordless wednesday
Wordless Wednesday: Glen Canyon Iris





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pahavit
Date: 8-2-2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Alum Rock Park
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Tags:alum rock park, cone, dragonfly, field trip, flower, insect, lizard, machine, san jose, sign, squirrel
Alum Rock Park


After a difficult most of the weekend, D. and I took a little time to head over to Alum Rock Park on Sunday afternoon to walk around a bit.  Here are some of the pics I took before I got too tired and we had to head back.


One of many ground squirrels we see scampering around by the trail.





Naked ladies in bloom.





This squirrel is eating an oak leaf.





Look at this adorable little baby ground squirrel.





"Hey, that looks good!  Can I have some?"





More naked ladies.





Western fence lizard.





View of the hills surrounding the park.





A vivid dancer damselfly rests on a rock next to Penitencia Creek.





The trail on this side of the creek is off-limits.





Penitencia Creek.





This brush chipping machine near the parking lot has over a dozen "Danger" warning signs plastered in various places all over it.





Two benches and a cone.




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pahavit
Date: 8-1-2016 12:05 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 1
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Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 1


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

This week: Twenty seconds of heading west on the causeway section of the San Mateo Bridge last month.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: San Mateo Bridge 1


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pahavit
Date: 7-29-2016 12:18 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "I Am The Gagnant"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "I Am The Gagnant"


It's Friday!  It seems like a minute ago it was Tuesday.  How did that happen?  It's a mystery to me.  Anyhoo, being Friday, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, modify the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's subject, a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, is "Happy Talk" (watch video clip here, or watch a rather pedestrian rendition by a failing-at-being-camp Captain Sensible here) (I feel sorry for that parrot).  Enjoy. 



I Am The Gagnant

Words are coming.
Knowledge of the rules, your talking-about.
Yet another dream.
If you have a dream,
how he will make the dream a reality?

Disagreement over the air electrode surface.
For more information, see the Lily Lake.
Discussion on training aircraft.
You can get each song.

Bird talk like sports.
Rod of choice in men.
In the case of the modern girl and boy,
especially all those who are numbered.

Two small men and women who said,
''Whoa, baby, I am the gagnant."
Two small men and women who said,
"This to us will come!"

If you're not satisfied,
was it a dream?
You can now do a dream!

It's also a good idea, one of your views.


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