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January 15, 2013 10:53 AM   Subscribe

Fresh Prince of Belair run through Google Translate [SLYP]
posted by jaduncan (28 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's somethin'.
posted by mazola at 11:02 AM on January 15, 2013


I don't care how cute the violinist with the black pants appears... Nobody looks good when they "dance" while playing the violin.
posted by ReeMonster at 11:13 AM on January 15, 2013


This is awesome.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:16 AM on January 15, 2013


Cool concept, cheesy execution.

This'd be great if it were automated with a karaoke program.
posted by mannequito at 11:17 AM on January 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Charming!
posted by msali at 11:17 AM on January 15, 2013


Yeah, like it, but wish the guy didn't try so hard to convince us how crazy and wacky they are.
posted by spinn at 11:18 AM on January 15, 2013 [8 favorites]


♫ Arnold Schwarzenegger ♫
posted by Nomyte at 11:19 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


ReeMonster: a counterexample would be Lindsey Stirling.
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:20 AM on January 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Has anybody ever tried something like this with human translaters? I would guess that there would be far far less degradation of meaning, but ambiguities or judgement calls could stack up over time.
posted by Jehan at 11:22 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow, nerds ruin everything, even their own ideas. It would be immensely better without the dude in the sport coat. You could get the premise across with just a title, it really didn't need the whacky explanation.
posted by lkc at 11:23 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I absolutely LOVED this. Thanks OP!
posted by Malice at 11:26 AM on January 15, 2013


I was impressed by quite how good machine translation is getting.
posted by jaduncan at 11:27 AM on January 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


We used to translate Tom Waits lyrics like this at the front desk on Saturdays when it was slow at the library, then activate Read Out Loud in Acrobat Reader. Good times, good times.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 11:33 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was impressed by quite how good machine translation is getting.

Yo. It even got verbatim the racist part where the black guy gets out of the cab driven by the Indian guy and the black guy, holding his nose, says, "Smell you later."
posted by three blind mice at 11:34 AM on January 15, 2013


Wow, nerds ruin everything, even their own ideas.

That was a dork, not a nerd.
posted by DU at 11:34 AM on January 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


a nerd would have presented in a spreadsheet format.
posted by The Whelk at 11:37 AM on January 15, 2013


Yeah, I guess "cold, apricot, relaxing satisfaction" is alright, but the correct answer is "getting environmental problems in my territory."
posted by RobotHero at 11:47 AM on January 15, 2013


As google translate gets better, these kind of jokes will get harder to make.
posted by Tesseractive at 11:51 AM on January 15, 2013


I read it as "Fresh Prince of Belial" and was greatly intrigued.
posted by boo_radley at 11:52 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was, tedious.
posted by odinsdream at 12:01 PM on January 15, 2013


That was less interesting than I expected.
posted by Liquidwolf at 12:17 PM on January 15, 2013


I like how the lyrics went all Deftones at the end. A little scripting and you've got Lyric-o-licious! Fix all your uncomfortable references and flippy wordplay with tool-based autotranslation filters! Combine with Dadadodo for max remix win!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:18 PM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Geeky, yes. But definitely not the geekiest experiment ever.
posted by slogger at 12:21 PM on January 15, 2013


I wanted to laugh, but just kept thinking of a Rhett and Link thing that was similar.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 1:02 PM on January 15, 2013


I really miss Lost in Translation. When my company tried to convince me that we could do app localization by running everything through machine translation, I thought I could have an unstoppable rebuttal in 8 seconds, only to find that the standard "I'm a little tea pot" routine had been taken down.
posted by Mayor West at 1:27 PM on January 15, 2013


Man, I was all prepared to link to Lost in Translation too! Sadface!

I love this group's videos, though: it's practically impossible to watch them without smiling. In case you guys missed it, here's the last time they were on the Blue.
posted by NoraReed at 1:41 PM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


We used to translate Tom Waits lyrics like this at the front desk on Saturdays...
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen


eponysterical?
posted by gen at 5:27 PM on January 15, 2013


It's like a modern-day "English as She is Spoke." (Also)
posted by pompelmo at 10:01 PM on January 15, 2013


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