Happy bookish birthdays (29 July) to…

Happy bookish birthdays (29 July) to…


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2 Responses to “Happy bookish birthdays (29 July) to…”

  1. Lady Galaxy Says:

    I first discovered and fell in love with “archy and mehitabel” in a college speech class when one of the other students did a reading of “the song of mehitibel.” The older I get, the more I appreciate the words:

    “my youth i shall never forget
    but there s nothing i really regret
    wotthehell wotthehell
    there s a dance in the old dame yet
    toujours gai toujours gai”

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Lady!

      Absolutely! archy and mihitabel was a real pioneer in taking the trappings of children’s entertainment (talking animals, rhymes), and using them to express adult themes. That’s not to say that cartoons (including Mickey Mouse and Looney Tunes) didn’t appeal to adults, but expressing mature concerns wasn’t their main goal.

      I can’t reproduce my favorite poem because it is very short (so I’d certainly fall outside of Fair Use), but I’m not sure most people would expect to find a favorite poem in the

      Stoogism Anthology

      where much of the content is actually focused on The Three Stooges. 🙂

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