Archive for May, 2004
rarely am i so distracted (with the exception of the Pipes game on my friend’s cell), but i actually read every single episode, from start to finish:5 comments
Regarding Threadkilla comment:
“hey, does anyone know anything about a small “movement” of Stars Wars metal bands that were around a few years ago in L.A.? Erik Grotz was telling me about them when he lived out there…sounded hilarious. This wasn’t people dressing up like Star Wars characters and doing songs, but rather writing songs about SW, obscure fighters that appeared for literally seconds in the films, and all things SW.”
I believe this would fall into the genre of “Filk Music.”
Filk Music includes:
- Songs that are “specifically written with a science fiction theme, with original music as well as lyrics” (e.g., The Firm’s “Star Trekkin’,” MC Chris’ “Fette’s Vette,” Supernova’s “Chewbacca”)
- Popular tunes with lyrics rewritten based on a science fiction theme (e.g., Weird Al’s “Yoda” — based on the Kink’s “Lola”)
Allright, my man Ryuichi translated that kooky Japanese ASCII-Flash website for me. I asked for a sentence or two, just a brief explanation; he came back with a pretty complete translation. If anything, I’m more confused than before. His translation doesn’t explain the apearance of the superhero cats, for one thing. His thoughts on the site:
Who got this website? You have a funny friend. This web is only a joke to have fun. This is a nonsense announcement which is made from two different announcements which are announced by the same announcer. Ah, it’s difficult to translate.
Well, I try.
“Today past 1 o’clock in Tokyo region, at Joyo bank Tsukiji branch, a man who came in got over the counter and prayed to increase his business of this year. This is because another bank staff clinched a woman’s bank staff and threatened with a knife for 3 million yen. After putting fishes and vegetables that were landed earliest of this year into a paper bag the man provided as he called out with spanking voice, he grabbed it and told that sales have been depressed so far because of stagnated recession, but let’s try to expand the market in union and he rode on a prime tuna which is 280 kg or more in front of the bank and ran away.”
??? It doesn’t make sense. It’s only fun that two complete different news turn out one news. The man who made this website looks like he has too much free. But I am just like him, because you said you need only a sentence or two!