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January 11, 2009 10:20 PM   Subscribe

A small selection of parodic poetry inspired by the Illinois corruption mess.

Ben Smith:
- and which you were probably/saving/for Quinn
- If you can scheme - but never scheme in writing/If you can talk - but not from your home phone

Metaquotes (quoting from a locked politics-slash community):
- Whose seat this is, I think I know
- Shall I compare thee to an empty seat?
- "The time has come," dear Roddy said,
posted by casarkos (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I wasn't allowed past the Adult Content Notice. It's only for people over 14.
posted by terranova at 10:46 PM on January 11, 2009

Because we can never have enough parodies of that poem with the plums.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:58 PM on January 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

I have parodied
that William
Carlos Williams
poem again

the one which
you have seen
parodied so
many times before.

Please forgive me
it is distinctive
so unique
and so bold.
posted by mightygodking at 11:29 PM on January 11, 2009 [9 favorites]

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I think I did it again.
I made you believe
I'd write poems with wit.
Oh, baby;
It might seem like bad luck,
But it doesn't mean
My parodies shit.
'Cause I loved high school English...
That is just so typically me.
Oh, baby; baby.

... I did it again.
I played with Rob Frost.
Got lost in Shakespeare.
Oh, baby; baby.
... You think I'm obtuse.
That I read Dr. Seuss...
I'm not that 'telligent.
posted by terranova at 12:09 AM on January 12, 2009

There once was a gov'nuh named Blago
Who ruled over windy Chicago

I'll admit it's tough
To call this rhyme's bluff
So I'll end it with "archipelago"
posted by Rhaomi at 12:17 AM on January 12, 2009 [3 favorites]

I'm over 14 but sometimes I like content for people over 18. Is there a drop-down menu where I can select my preference?
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:17 AM on January 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

Higgamus Hoggamus
Guv'nah Blagojevich
Subject of doggerel and
Posts in the blue

Drop down, ye hairline, for
Hirsute concealment
And solitude.
posted by The White Hat at 5:07 AM on January 12, 2009

Hoggamus Higgamus
Rod R, Blagojevich
(Dude, what is up with that
Weird mop of hair?)

See all your evilness
Melt like the Wicked Witch
All for the sake of that
One empty chair
posted by trip and a half at 6:17 AM on January 12, 2009

Jinx you owe me a coke.
posted by The White Hat at 12:50 PM on January 12, 2009

The Blagojevich saga summarized in a polka:

Blago Polka
posted by billdyszel at 7:55 PM on February 1, 2009

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