Friday, December 7, 2007

I Can Haz Shakespeare?


I haven't blogged in a day or two thanks to too much day job and the mother of all colds. Blech.
But I haven't forgotten my literary doodle for this Friday. I engaged in a little experiment and discovered a few things.
First, translating really makes you think about the meaning behind words and not just the words themselves. Second, LOLCATZ just won't fit into iambic pentameter.

Yes.

I have kittehed Shakespeare.
Hope you enjoy. KTHXBAI.

(With apologies to William)
Oh hai. I compare U to nice day?
Oh noes! U iz moar priddy and moar calm.
Iz bad storm did that Ur nice flowerz.
Dis summer FAIL! Wuz too short.
Iz too hot in da sun for kitteh
Shade not so much better, kthx.
Bucketz get losted and cookiez
Get maded and eated U know.
But I haz a kitteh 4 ever
And U haz a gud flavor.
Everyday like a caturday with U.
U can haz mah cheezburger.
I maded U dis poem to readz.
Iz speshul 4 U. I R great writer.

ETA: the formatting is jacked up and I can't seem to fix it. A lesson for another day. Grrrrr!

13 comments:

TJWriter said...

LOL! That's hilarious. I love your posts. Hope you feel better soon.

I managed to blog today too. Woohoo!

Arachne Jericho said...

Yay FRIDAYS!

And that was FULL of AWESOME! Shakespeare in LOLCat!

I wish I could help out with your formatting problems; bloggity software can be frustrating on the editing front.

And I hope you feel better soon!

Arachne Jericho said...

I just had a thought on formatting.

Put double-returns between your paragraphs (but keep the single-return for the poetry).

Maybe that will help?

Pete said...

The formatting's not so bad. I wouldn't worry about it. iz tasty AND nutrishoos!

The poem is hilarious. I can't wait to have myne wyfe wake up and show that to her. Coolest thing since

http://lolcatbible.com/

The LOLcatz Bible. :-D

Mary B said...

Kthx! Wuz fun to do. Next week, I think I might LOL Elizabeth Barret Browning.

How many ways I lurve U?
Let me show U dem!

I was inspired by the Lolzcat bible to kitteh great works of literachur. :)

Arachne Jericho said...

LOL! You've created a kitteh on styroyds Pete!

(Personally, I think Homer (either the Greek epic writer or Pope's book) can be improved wit kitteh-speek. Hmmmmm.)

Midnight Muse said...

Formatzing, I fix 4 u?

Kthxbai!

:D

Ed Pahule said...

That's freaky coinkeydink. I doez poetry too on my friday thing.

Mary B said...

Hooray for Muse! Formatting. Muse haz it.

Lori said...

That's frightening. Funny, but frightening.

wordsmith said...

Ah hopz u feelz bettah soon too.
(My sad attempt at speaking LOLcatz.)

Love the poem. I'm sure Old Will is not spinning in his grave, but perchance is smiling with delight at your wit.

Thursday said...

Where were you when I was taking English in high school? I would have much preferred to write papers about your version of Shakespeare.

Melanie Avila said...

Ohhh, that is just what I needed! Too funny. :)