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January 27, 2012


I love that clip from "High School Confidential." I especially like that you've included the Herman Munster clip, too - since the piano player accompanying the Poetess in the first clip is Uncle Fester from "The Addams Family." Nice symmetry, daddy-o.

Oh, one more bit of trivia - the handsome young man smoking at the table in "High School Confidential" is John Barrymore, Jr. - son of the great Jack and father of Drew.

Some of us, of course, go back to Percy Dovetonsils, an Ernie Kovacs invention.
Let's face it, poets are fools; they're good the closer they come to playing
The Fool. But that's about all you can, or should, hope for.

Caroline, these posts are fabulous! I'm going to point my poetry students toward. them.

I was struck by Herman Munster's elliptical talents, by the way. I've read worse in a couple of recent issues in hip literary magazines.

DOn't forget Mike Myers in "So I married an Axe MUrderer!"

Whooooooah MAN.

it's not exactly audrey hepburn in "funny face" but still.

great post.

Thank you, Leslie. Ya know, as I was listening to Herman, I felt he was honest, which is why maybe his poem is better than a lot of those new "hip" poems!

Hi Amy,

I'd forgotten about Myers :) So, immediately I go to YouTube.

Hi Bob,

Hmmmmmm....I wouldn't mind being in the company of Feste.

Yeahhh..Skoopy loopy koo! Skippitty dippitty wah wah wah!Like, dig that jazz, daddy-o!

Great stuff, Carol. Thank you. DL

Thank you, David. I truly enjoyed it!

Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I'm more of a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful well let me know how it turns out! I love what you guys are always up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys I've added you guys to my blogroll. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information.. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.

I like that Uncle Fester is the piano player in High School Confidential!!

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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