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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

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Avi said he unabashedly stole this “Guess the movie” idea from Dan.  However, that leaves me with two questions: 1) if this is unabashedly, what would happen if he abashedly stole it?  Would he still have mistakenly called Babel Fish a product of Google if there were less bashedness? 2) Why is Dan using Bable Fish instead of Babel Fish?  Or did he run the phrase “Babel Fish” through the translator a couple of times as well? (I keed, I keed!)

Dan’s method was to take a film’s synopsis and put it through Babel Fish translator to convert it from English to some other foreign language, and then take that result and translate it back to English.  Then people could guess which film is being described.  Avi’s tweak was to use AOLer Translator instead of Babel Fish, so he could have AOL-style (for example “OMG LOL TEH MOVEI SI 3XACTLEY DA LENGTH OF A DV TAEP”)  descriptions.

*My* tweak  is to use my all-time favorite translator, the Dialectizer.  I’ve used this tool since the mid-90’s.  I’m so glad it’s still up.  I’ve always loved translating things to Jive.  So that’s what I’ve chosen to do with some of my favorite movies.

Your job: Guess the movie.  I’ve translated the film’s synopsisses into Jive. 
My job: Pay It Forward.  You can win fabulous prizes just by leaving a comment on this post by Friday! 

To save space, I’ve put both of these wonderful pieces in the extended entry, below.


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