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Jellyfish on display at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Jellyfish on display at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Coral on display at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Coral on display at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Fish at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Fish at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Bubbles in a fish tank at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Bubbles in a fish tank at the Waikiki Aquarium.

A shark at the Waikiki Aquarium.

A shark at the Waikiki Aquarium.

The view from the windward side of H3.

The view from the windward side of H3.

Harry Winston at Ala Moana in Honolulu.

A mannequin in the window of Louis Vuitton at Ala Moana.

A mannequin in the window of Louis Vuitton at Ala Moana Mall, Honolulu.

Tree branches at Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu.

A banyon tree at Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu.

A banyon tree at Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu.

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More Machine Poems

For more information on what this is all about, see this post.

そ (‘so’)

Say it is right or wrong.

Purely it is right.

Say it is right or wrong.

Purely it is right.

Let it go

ぽ (‘po’)

Poppupanko

Besides, it is popular

There is a mileage in the midst of a milestone in the midst of a morning rain.

There is a mileage in the morning of the morning less than a milky woman’s pocket.

There is a mileage in the morning and there is no doubt that it will be pleasing.

Momentary inquiries and comments are made in the following items: Poppokoppokupokupokupokupokupokupokupokupokupokupokupokupokupappapopohoketsuporupupoketsuporupupokupoko popo

POP as a missing amount in the magazine.

もっと (more)

More and still more, yet more, still more, still more and more, still more, still more, more particularly, still more even more

More and more, still more, still more, yet more, still more, yet more, still more, still more, more still more, more still more still more very yet, still more yet more yet more yet more yet more far more still more

still more even more still more still more still more still more still more still more still more still more still more still more still more still more

かち (value)

Crack-tickle

It is luxurious and ludicrous

Lovingly loud and hugely lively and ludicrostack

Lovingly luxuriously shreding

It’s lonely tough but it is a lucky shit

Make a luck break / a break / a break / a break / a break / a break / a lump / a break

Make a Butterfly Butt

Bust a Butt Bust a Big Butter Bust a Butter Bust a Butter Bust a Butter Bust a Butter Bust a Butter Bust a Big Butter a Bust a Bust a Big

Learn from a laptop

Make a break

Learn from a crowd

Tick-tock tick-tock

Make a lucky shit

I do not know what I’m talking about

えか (flavor)

Do you have to replace it?

It may be necessary to replace it and / or to change it and / or / / to change / / / / / / / / to go back and /

/ / / / / / / / change / change / / / / /

You may have to use a different one to change it, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s changing, it’s alright –

Take a return of yourself

it will have to be changed, and it will not change, it will not change, it’s altered, it’s altered

You may have to replace it and / or change it instead / / / / / / / change / change / / / / / / / you / / / / / / you have to change / change / / / / / / / you change / / / /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////.

Okei Computer

Mark Liberman’s post on recursive neural network poetry inspired me to make some poetry of my own. The following are “recursively induced hallucinations” created when you repeatedly enter the same 1-3 characters into a machine translator like Google Translate. Some languages, like Japanese, Korean, and Hebrew, work very well for this; others, like English and Hawaiian, don’t.

Lorca this ain’t, but these poems do have a bricolage-esque charm. Many of the poems sound a little like Radiohead lyrics, which led me to calling these “Okei Computer” poems.

ごじ (misprint)

ごじ repeated 30+ times (with an errant こ in there that I added out of boredom) yielded this encouraging suggestion:

Take a nice tiger day full of fish. Enjoy your warmth, gorgeousness

Repeated 90 times, the result is:

Good luck juggling fireproof gigantic-scissors

Take a nice day tiger full of fish. Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

POWERFOLDERINGLAND TASTOOGOOGLE

Less is more with a lot of these recursion poems. Here’s the result I got after 445 repetitions of ごじ:

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Take care of yourself for a long time and more, and it will be grateful. Take a nice day tiger full of fish. Take care of yourself and awaited jumps and gloves.

Toshigamago Tamagotago Trolling

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Take care of yourself and awaited jejoshigamigoto fireworks

Take care of a lot of nice thumbs and godii drifts.

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Take a nice day god blot.

Taiwara roaring god …

Take a peek at you and yourself, sorry about the blistering sky.

じ じ じ じ じ じ じ じ じ じ じ じ じ ね

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Take care of yourself for the nice day and long luck.

Take a nice day tiger full of fish.

Hoshigo Taisamago Tsiragoji

“God blot” and “blistering sky” are nice touches, but the rest is a bit dull. I have no idea where that ね character came from. Not the original text!

かみ (God, spirit)

かみ recursion reads like Harry Crosby by way of a zen monastery:

Bodily Kamikami

Human Body Human Body Human Body Human Body Human Body Human Body Human Body Human Body

Treatment Knick Bending Knick

Bending Knocking Body Hold Knocking Bite God

Knakwhe ripples

Kamikami Kamikami Treble Knick bite

Kemonoma Kamikami Treating Evaspace

Knicking Knicking Knicking

Knicking Knicking Knicking Knicking Knicking Knocking Knaming

Longer sets mean more of the same: “Knick Bending Knick Bending Knocking Body Hold Knocking Bite God Knok god Komigon Kamikre Kamikre Treble Holds it Bodily Kamikami Human Body Human Body Human Body Human Body…”

Is this a koan for MMA fighters or the DYEL set? Maybe it’s the inner monologue of narcissists who see themselves, and by extension their bodies, as God-like? Probably not!

いけ (pond)

いけ recursions: “Beautiful woman soup” (10 repetitions), “I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry” (25), and this dirty-minded poem (50):

Sexual dream nnessality

Senseist Adeleto Assistant

Living Pubic Hair

Dream Sex Action

Yes Yes Seminate Senseism

Looks safe

Miles better than “Sex Junk” (which isn’t saying much). I’d like to know what “Senseism” is though. A devotion to sensual pleasures? The latest academic craze? A get-off-the-internet movement? (I could get behind that.) How about all of the above?

ださ

And here’s my favorite okei computer poem, based on several different ださ recursions:

Today I’m getting out of trouble.

I’m sorry for bleeding for you. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

Please be on the way, please do not hesitate to us, please do not be afraid of anything, please do not hesitate to call us for anything we have done.

Please do not bleed it please it will get out of my mind.

Please do not be afraid. Please do not be afraid of me.

I’m sorry I got out

I’ve gotten out

For now I’m getting out of trouble.

Please do not hesitate to ask me, please do not hesitate let me know I’m sorry for anything

I’m sorry for bleeding out.

Please do it. It will get out of hand and it will be awaited in a moment and it will be awaited in dreams.

It’s been awaited for a long and wonderful tide.

I am ashamed.

ださい means “please” so it’s not surprising you see lots of “pleases” in the translated text. I wonder where the references to bleeding and trouble come from, I can’t find words with equivalent meanings that include ださ or さだ. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough.

There you have it. No need to actually learn Japanese, memorize (and forget, and re-memorize) Kanji, wrestle with conjunctions, or practice reading, speaking and listening to the language. Instead, just go up to the nearest robot (or artificial neural network) and say the same phonemes over and over again. With luck you’ll be directed to a dream sex action, a beautiful woman soup, or a blistering sky.

Creative Commons Images of Hawaii

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Lanikai Beach in Kailua at twilight

Lanikai Beach, Kailua Hawaii

Lanikai Beach at noon.

Lanikai Beach, Kailua Hawaii

Shot of Lanikai looking towards the Marine Corps base.

Lanikai Beach, Kailua Hawaii

Foster Botanical Gardens, Honolulu

Foster Botanical Gardens, Honolulu

A banyon tree.

Foster Botanical Gardens, Honolulu

Foster Botanical Gardens, Honolulu