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March 1945 QST
Another sampling of electronics poetry, circa 1945...
BTW, for those unfamiliar with "Mairzy Doats," the song is a comical slurring of words that make new, nonsensical words in the process. 'Mairzy Doats', for instance, is a slurring of 'Mares Eat Oats,' 'And Liddle Lamzy Divey' is really 'And Little Lambs Eat Ivy." "Mairzy Doats" was written in 1943.
Gary, Indiana Editor, QST:
The following poem was written by S. W. Scott of Los Angeles. It is intended to be sung to the tune of "Mairzy Doats" - if you haven't forgotten that one by now:
And D.C. volts
Here are a few other electronics-themed poems:
• "Power Supply," by Eileen Corridan
• "Ravin," by Meyer Dolinko
• "Pre-Radio," by Simpson Sasserath
• "A Radioman's Nightmare," by Editor, QST
• "Unpopular Electronics," by Saunder Harris
• "More 'Tower' to You," by David Moore
And little ohms and amperes.
A little inductance, too,
With micromhos And E.C.O.'s
And little microfarads,
I'm more than a little nuts.
If these terms sound
And screwy to your ear,
A bit off resonance and freaky,
Say LCR and A.V.C.,
I think my condenser is leaky.
And Kirchoff's boresThis
is a little crazy. Radio's crazy, too.
- Anton Varga,jr. RM1c, W9WIB
Posted May 29, 2011