March 28th, 2003

documentation, writing, quill

Usage Rantlet:

adieu: French for "goodbye". Literally, "Go with God". Example: I bid you all adieu.

ado: from Middle English. "Fussy bustling excitement, time-wasting bother over trivial details, trouble, difficulty." [source] Examples: Much ado about nothing, without further ado, here is your host.
Little Fayoumis, Nephew

Lightswitch rave? Nope, just going over heads.

The Parental Coalition has Spoken: Little Fayoumis gets no games today.

He asked Marx if he could play video games. Marx said wait, because he was using the TV to work with the video camera. So, what does he do? He comes and asks me.

I, not knowing of the previous decision, say yes.

Marx comes in and starts tinkering with the video camera and TV. LF protests that he gets to play games.

Marx explains to me the situation. He and I talk it out, and agree that LF, for the crime of Going To The Other Parent To Get What You Want When The First One Said No Already, will not get any video games today, not even after Marx is done with the camera/TV.
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    Little Fayoumis. Is GROUNDED.
running, bomb tech

To Ignite All Peoples Within Our Nation (Make The Pie Higher translations)

So Little Fayoumis is watching Pokémon, and it's the episode with a critter called Ditto, and Ditto can mimic anything. Theoretically. And our heroes have to save it from Team Rocket, and in doing so, they mimic Team Rocket's intro. One of our heroes says, "To ignite all peoples within our nation." James, one of the actual Team Rocket people, yells that they got it wrong, it's actually "to unite all peoples within our nation."

And I was thinking.

There are miscommunications like this all the time.

And I was thinking more. You know how sometimes it seems like the Shrub is speaking a different language? Take the classic "found poem" from things he has actually said:

Make the Pie Higher
by George W. Bush

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream.

Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

And then I thought: Hey! Maybe he is speaking another language!

Let's run it through Babelfish and see if it makes any more sense.

Through Spanish, back to English:

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Interesting, but hardly more enlightening.

Let's try putting that through French and back again.

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Oh dear. Must correct that. The French are against everything the US stands for, after all. Hmm. Through German...

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Pit bulletins. Yep.

So now, how about Chinese? I was fearful when seeing that the translation while in Chinese displayed only as boxes, but I dutifully cut and pasted, and there were coherent results!

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Our wing dream achievement. How much better than that can you get?

Let's try in Japanese, now.

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Through Korean:

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Through Portuguese...

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Our journey would not be complete if this did not take the trip from English, to French, from French to German, and then back to English again, which it arguably never was in the first place:

With the thing as all pasts that their thought they print a distant, emboutissez together in me.
A triumph it that the world, which is continuous a danger in the place, which is this.
That the person of the illness of the spirit and the objection was solved the world
and possible, around to be one it is a loss of the spirit.

What is the swallow our research with this that sparsities together the question as distant?
Does the road of the InterNet the enemy have to telegraph the sheep together
and fastening the child, who the form gives?
It is the expiration of the time in Shaked this type of the hand I?

Perhaps Misunderestimate the white male and this case of fish of the morning,
if he is at the same time present, is full from the whistle of the color of the water pantleg with the person.
With the thing of the family, as if far away the dream of our wing occurs together
and the difficulty of one that it holds on and and a place of the factory of the discovery of our citizen is.

The food of the mouth of the shovel participates in the family!
The OH of the southeast in the lowfirst piece of Tollbooth,
society of Vulcanizzi!
Empanada is accepted annual mouth ardently!
Empanada is accepted annual mouth ardently!

You heard it here. Misunderestimate the white male, and this case of fish of the morning. I couldn't have said it better myself.
running, bomb tech


If Congress declares their National Day of Prayer and Fasting, I shall declare an International Day of Feasting and F***ing. Appropriate on this day would be donations made to organizations devoted to stamping out hunger, and to organizations who promote safer sex education to stop the spread of STD's.
running, bomb tech

*giggle* Computers

...I do not know how that classmate of mine could find a book that included the debugging error message, "You have a bad pointer, Dog Breath!" somehow making its way into production code as dull/boring.