Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dear Poetry Blogosphere:

Remember a couple of year ago during the writers' strike when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien got into that big "argument" about who "created" Mike Huckabee and they staged the big "fight" in that studio hallway where they whopped each other with baseball bats and did some rasslin' and broke fake bottles over each other's heads and stuff?

That was pretty funny.

People laughed about that for days.

Some really clever, funny guys like that--but these guys would be poets, see?--they should get together and promote each other's poetry books by writing long, over-the-top, negative book reviews of each other's books and posting anonymous comments about each other all over the web.

That would be pretty funny, too.

That would be true humor.

Like the show that Ashton Kutcher guy had on TV.

What was it called? Oh, yeah--"You Just Got Punk'd."

That was zany!

What a whacky, zany, funny guy Ashton Kutcher is!

And what a sweet, clever viral marketing campaign that would be!

You know, the whole "long, over-the-top, negative book review" thing.


Blogger Leslie said...

Too funny, Greg. I think the negative reviews should come with those bottles to break over each other's heads. Bill Knott should get to decide who gets it.

9:05 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Yes. And it is always a soon-to-be-legendary hush-hush incident at Bread Loaf or a manic-depressive residency-gone-bad at Yaddo, or a bottle-too-much-Chatea Lafite at Elaine's that gets whispered around the edges of thise things.

Never a beer-fueled weepfest at Taco Cabana.

9:25 AM

9:27 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

I meant "these things."


9:46 AM  
Blogger Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

But "thise" gives you a distinctive accent, an edge on all the sodden midwesterners who are walking around in today's rain, grumbling about these wet days. But "thise" wet days...well..."thise" wet days would be different, wouldn't they? "Thise" wet days would be almost dry. And they would include little sandwiches and tea, and then the sun would come out at the end.

11:53 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...



I pro'lly should have kept "thise."

But I definitely meant to write "Chateau."

7:22 PM  

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