That’s Not Funny

Moby Lives is on vacation for August, but there will be guest columns for those who can not live without something new.

This week, Scott Bradfield has a very funny post on why poetry is not funny. At all. Zilch.

Or take Emily Dickinson. What’s so funny about Emily Dickinson? Buzzing flies and death stopping in a hansom cab or whatever, let’s face it, the girl needed a man. I know that’s not a very funny thing to say since, well, 1966 or something, but Emily Dickinson needed a man, and she definitely needed to get out of that house.

–Jane, hardy har har

4 thoughts on “That’s Not Funny

  • August 17, 2005 at 10:59 am
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    Apparently Scott does not consider limmericks poetry. I do, and I can say that I’ve snorted teddy grahams over such classics as:
    there was an old lady from ipswich (edited for naughtiness!)…

  • August 18, 2005 at 7:34 pm
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    Do you mind if I read and/or comment here?

  • August 22, 2005 at 3:58 pm
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    Karen,
    Knock yourself out!

  • August 30, 2005 at 7:55 pm
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    Thanks, I will.
    Glad to see you are doing so well, sweetie. You’d think you lived in another city, or in another country, instead of across town.

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