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It’s no longer Koha’s b-day in my time zone, but it’s still Koha-day in most time zones west of here, so …

MORE DOUBLE DACTYLS FOR KOHA! YAYZ ^_^

Seriously, the double dactyl is the most demented form of poetry ever … hence, perfect for Koha. ^_^

(see Part 1)

Futari wa NS

Futari hitori,
Hikaru, Kirari
Team up to try to dis-
Prove Gauss’s rule.

Finding no monopole,
Ferromagnetically
Poles must be dual.

Ramutara

Ramutaarattattan!
World-weary Koha-chan
Cuts ‘cross Kamchatka to
Kolkata … more!

Finished with traveling,
Koha now looks for a
Nongeographical
Place to explore.

Sansan GOGO

DNA → RNA:
Misinformed MilkyWay
Err in directing us
Which way to go.

5-prime to 3-prime‘s how
Ribonucleically
All in a row.

Olala*

Olala olala,
A commencé à chan-
Ter en français.

Cependant, tout le monde
Trouvait son accès de
« Francocacophonie »
Vraiment mauvais.

* A rough English translation that loses all of the delicious rhyming tonguetwistery of the French:

Olala olala,
Miss Kusumi
Started to sing
In French.

However, all the world
Found her outburst of
“Francocacophonie”

Yayz! I wanted to do 16 double dactyls in honor of Koha’s turning 16, but since double dactyls do double duty, so to speak, 8 should be enough. ^.^

I’ll probably have more double dactyls to post in the near future, though….

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, while I love compiling rankings of works released by Hello! Project, I refuse to give a subjective ranking of individual people, for various reasons. But Paul Thomas’s new poll is just so shiny I couldn’t resist…

So here is my objective ranking of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, and ºC-ute, using criteria that (I assume) no fan actually uses, consciously or not, to determine their favorites, though the near-perfect (except Kamei) spectral order of MoMusu is rather interesting and makes me suspect someone on the inside might be using a similar criterion to assign costume colors…

Sure, it might be a coincidence, but really, the probability of at least n – 1 out of n elements randomly appearing in a specified order is $\frac{n^2-2n+2}{n!}$.* In MoMusu’s case, n = 9, so the odds are about 1 in 5582.77. Hmm…

* I leave the proof of this formula as an exercise for the reader.

### Tweets from Kirarin☆Land

• 「猫はどこに行った？」を読み終わった！次、「朝比奈みくるの憂鬱」。知らなくて調べなければならない単語が多いから、シリーズを読むのには時間がかかる。読んだ他の日本語での文学と比べると、このシリーズはラノベなのにかなり難しいと思うよ。でも日本語を習うために勉強になるね #haruhi 19 hours ago
• heh, the AA flight attendant handed me the Japanese version of the US customs declaration form. so I filled it out... http://t.co/nmnlnatGLW 1 day ago
• JAL were way more attentive to my meal requests and had much better overall service. 1 day ago
• American Airlines veggie meal. tasty, but they kept forgetting I'd requested veggie meals ._. http://t.co/y3l8cZZLJI 1 day ago
• back in Chicago! シカゴに戻ってきた! 2 days ago
• 10-minute massage chair experience! about to board my flight... 2 days ago
• T-to-C movement at Otemachi! not a syntactic operation, just transferring from Tozai Line to Chiyoda. #linguistics http://t.co/V0pzt6Vufo 2 days ago
• all-you-can-eat vegan deliciousness at the Loving Hut! http://t.co/9WdNXFk4uP 2 days ago

### Remixes

DJ Kirarin☆Snow ☃'s remixes are now appearing at K!☆Mixed.