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Unread 04-01-2009, 06:41 AM
Roger Slater Roger Slater is offline
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Come to think of it, I don't know for sure that I met Michael Cantor. It was at a reading in New York. Several of us were "meeting" for the first time, though, for all I know, any of the people I met could have been lurkers on this board who decided to show up and impersonate their betters. Like a fool, I never asked to see a picture ID. Now I'm wondering if the real Michael actually has a purple tattoo across his forehead saying IAMB A(NA)PEST, with a little smiley face right next to it, or was I merely fooled by an eerily plausible impersonation?
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Unread 04-01-2009, 10:49 PM
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R. S. Gwynn R. S. Gwynn is offline
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If only, John. Perhaps you have a doppelganger, c. f. William Wilson-Whitworth. Of the muse strikes you in the sodden late night hours.

"Sammie Gwynn," an androgynous figure, bears responsibilty for all of my entries to
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Unread 04-01-2009, 10:52 PM
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I have met Michael Cantor, but he likes to be known as "Banjo Eyes." You should hear him sing "Mandy."
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Well, I've had a grand time reading all these, but I have to wonder, have any
of you even read McGonagall? I mean, the stuff here isn't even close! Here is
my effort:

The Verrazano Narrows Bridge

Praise to the bridge of Verrazano,
protect it from seagulls and their guano.
It offers a view of the Statue of Liberty,
a finer sight I doubt you will ever see.
Its grey towers reach up to the sky
I cannot believe that they are so high
and if they do suffer from a little rust
the Port Authority will fix them soon, I trust.
It carries the wee cars and the mighty trucks
in a grand style ever so deluxe
from Brooklyn, so brazenly bold and violent,
to the lush verdant shores of Staten Island.
It has two roadways, one upper, one lower,
but I never know which one will be slower.
I'd like to take a picture, but I know that I can't
because it might help terrorists a bomb to plant.
So hail the mighty bridge named after Verrazano,
and if you don't think it is grand, I'll fight you mano-a-mano!

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Unread 05-16-2009, 11:57 AM
Allen Tice Allen Tice is offline
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Originally Posted by Roger Slater View Post
What are you talking about? I met Cantor. He's what? 27? Maybe 32, tops?
I am an old wuss. Younger farts beware.     
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Unread 05-29-2009, 01:28 AM
T.S. Kerrigan T.S. Kerrigan is offline
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These are awful parodies of Irish songs.


What promises poor Kathleen heard!
I'll take you home again, they said,
across the ocean wild and wide.
She learned they never meant a word;
and had no wish to take a bride
The blackguards sought her maidenhead.

The Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door

There's a place in me bollocks that's hurting
I'm convinced it was absent before.
Irecall that I got it while flirting
On the stone outside Dan Murphy's door.

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