It’s just like the narrative in Daniel 5. A low-grade tyrant calls for a learned man to help him when he’s perplexed. I’ve got my Aramaic dictionary handy, so I can translate what it’s telling him.
MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
MENE: Your works have been measured and are coming to an end.
TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances and found overweight.
UPHARSIN: What’s left of your audience will be divided between Nigerian and North Korean spam bots.
Thus endeth the lesson.
UPDATE—William Walton wrote a musical retelling of the original story. A recording of his work is available from Amazon.