February 1st, 2013

Babelfishing Poetry: "A Bell Sounds Us"

Babelfishing Poetry: "A Bell Sounds Us"

Once again 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, get goofy with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

When I was a kid I hated Good & Plenty candy (I don't like licorice), but I found the TV ad and its jingle strangely compelling.  (Hey, I was a little kid.  Don't judge.)  And when I woke up yesterday with the song running through my head for some unknown reason, I knew I had to Babelfish it this week (watch the commercial, in all its 1950s glory, here).  Enjoy. 

A Bell Sounds Us

Before Lamia,
the name of the Choo Choo Charlie, we are listening.
I am glad that he was the driving force.
This is running his own company is a good power supply and candied fruit.

Cancer (meaning good) said, "I love me a lot of good will," said.
Charlie said, "Minoru, one thing -- a bell sounds us."
Charlie said, "Very well.  Hee."
Thus, they believed, they could not Spokane.