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message 1: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 207 comments Mod
Hey folks,

Post your writing in this folder.

Please be respectful and supportive to all who post here.


message 3: by Steve (new)

Steve | 45 comments JamesKurtJoyceCobain #1: L. Bloom"
Parody Written by: Agrimorfee (sung to "In Bloom" by Nirvana)


Summer day in June
Dublin, Ireland news
England rules again
Ride electric trams

Bloom's the one
Who married Marion
And Rudy's his dead son
His life don't look like fun
He's a man of modest means
Man of modest means
And I say
He's the one
Whose head it simply swirls
From all the seaside girls
Daughter Milly has her curls
And he likes to eat kidney
Likes to eat kidney
And I say, yecchhh!

Takes a Nighttown tour
Meets a friendly whore
Kisses Bella's boot
Tender bum, L. Bloom!

He's the son
Of Virag (Hungarian)
Jewish Dublin denizen
But not into religion
'Cause he don't know what it means
Don't know what it means
And I say
He's the one
Who likes frillies and tight thongs
But he knows his right from wrong
So annoys the Citizen
And solicits ads for Keyes
Solicits ads for Keyes
Agendath Netaim!

Later on
He'll rescue drunk Stephen
And wish he was his son
But that's just an illusion
But each will meet his needs
Each gets what he needs
Then we see
Day is done
Stephen goes and says "So long"
All is right against the wrong
He kisses Molly's buns
Then slips into his dreams
Slips into his dreams
Slips into his dreams
Molly says YES

Copyright 2005, Agrimorfee



message 4: by Steve (new)

Steve | 45 comments "JamesKurtJoyceCobain #2: Stephen Dedalus"
Parody Written by: Agrimorfee (sung to "Smells Like teen Spirit" by Nirvana)


(Buck Mulligan:)
In blood and ouns
Shut your eyes gents
And 'Ulysses'
Will now begin
Oh, bless me lord
I'm self-assured
And yet I know
This lowly nerd

Mahone, Mahone, go pogue mahone!
Mahone, Mahone, go pogue mahone!
Mahone, Mahone, go pogue mahone!
Mahone, Mahone, Mahone

Pluck my eyes out, saints preserve us!
He here is now
Stephen Dedalus!
Was a Jesuit
So pretentious
Here come on now
Entertain us
He's a boho
Low on mojo
Shares our condo
In Martello
Yeah!

(STEPHEN:)
I teach at school
I'm not the best
Buck Milligan is such a pest
I get drunk with so-called friends
Or go walk Sandymount Strand

A home, a home, a home
I've no home
A home, a home, a home
I've no home
No home, no home, no home

With my eyes closed, it's more dangerous
Here I am now
Stephen Dedalus!
I feel lucid, efficacious
Here we now
Educate us
Modality
When visible
Surely is in-
Eluctable!
Yeah!

It's Agenbite
Of Inwit, yes
"Remorse of conscience"
Full of bile
I find it hard
To enjoy life
I blame my mother
'Cause she died

Oh no, oh no, oh no
So low
Oh no, oh no, oh no
So low
Oh no, oh no, oh no...

With my ashplant
I'm so dangerous
Where am I now?
Stephen Dedalus!
I have lost it
I feel nauseous
Mother's ghost now
It berates us
I am blotto
Who was Plato?
Ecce homo
Is my credo!

Liliata
Rutialiantium
Non servium
You hyena
Too-la rula!
Too-la rula!
Alleluia!

NOTHUNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!


Copyright 2005, Agrimorfee



message 5: by Steve (new)

Steve | 45 comments "JamesKurtJoyceCobain#3: Molly"
Parody Written by: Agrimorfee (sung to "Polly" by Nirvana)

(Molly likes to chatter...)
I think the night time is the worst I think I should drink some water I think my throat is quite parched mercy me I cannot sleep ow me hip you dirty thing I am Poldys bride he loves me yes I do my best to please him yes did he get soap like he'd been told promiscuity it is so new though I am his bride I want more yes Id like some whelp to please me yes

(Molly's from Gibraltar...)

Coming home so late how rude he said he brought a teacher a guest that is so nice for you Mercy me I have a need What a pip the naughty thing I am still his bride I love him yes I got me health thats good I guess Poldys a dope though Boylan's bold Poldys true though we dont screw I am still his bride I want more yes Id like some whelp to please me yes

(Molly says)

Golly gee me bum hurts am I near my monthly a womens life is so damned hard it amazes me my female instinct oh the sea queer little streets and the ships such lovely things we would take a ride Ill kiss yours yes I want you whelp would I say yes I wont say nope I will be bold Ill kiss you breasts all perfumed I am still his bride I want more yes the truth I tell please me yes

Copyright 2005, Agrimorfee



message 6: by Roger (new)

Roger Sakowski (roger239) | 13 comments Unfortunately I'm bogged down with IT manuals. Dry reading. Nuts. On the other hand, maybe it's really Cummings in disguise:

while(confused < sure) {
confused++;
if(confused == maybe) {
System.out.println("What the hell");
disaster = maybe;
}
else
System.out.println("You have a sister?");
}


message 7: by Phillip (last edited Jun 03, 2009 11:20AM) (new)

Phillip | 207 comments Mod
Nice work, fellahs!

Agrimorphee, yours reminds me of a song that some of Pychon's characters would break out into...

Roger, I'm ready to set yours for mezzo soprano and electronics.


message 8: by Davis (new)

Davis (davismattek) | 47 comments http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/4...

Chapter 2 of a new little philosophical thing I'm writing.

Please tell me where I sound very my age (16)


message 9: by Steve (new)

Steve | 45 comments Davis you are 16 going on 40! That is a compliment....you are wise beyond your years and i think we'll likely hear of you as a politician or an esteemed author in the future.


message 10: by Davis (new)

Davis (davismattek) | 47 comments Haha, well thank you :)


message 13: by Davis (new)

Davis (davismattek) | 47 comments http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/4...

C'mon guys, don't let this group die!


message 14: by Davis (new)

Davis (davismattek) | 47 comments Why are we letting this die?

http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/4...


message 16: by Roger (last edited Jul 05, 2009 06:06AM) (new)

Roger Sakowski (roger239) | 13 comments Hey, my book got its first review. I'm more than happy with it. I expected a bomb and got a party. It starts:

"Mr. Sakowski, you are a master of subjective details, philosophical musing, and deconstruction. This thought provoking book of yours can only be described as a cross between Burrough’s Naked Lunch and Alice in Wonderland. Our main character Willie “Om” Omkowski being the Mad Hatter of a sorts."

and ends with:

"...this book is exactly what it claims to be: A Creative and Adventurous Literary Journey. A journey that, at one turn, will have the reader perplexed and staring at the ceiling and at another will have the reader either shouting in agreement, shocked and awed, or laughing hysterically."

-- Cheryl Anne Gardner

The review can be found at http://podpeep.blogspot.com/2009/07/r...

I'm still looking for more reviews, but they're slow in coming. I'll just have to live with this one...

Oh, the book is called "From an Otherwise Comfortable Room".
ISBN: 978-1432729769
It's also an ebook available from Outskirts Press, soon offered for Kindle also.

Wish me luck folks.


message 17: by Davis (new)

Davis (davismattek) | 47 comments I will be buying your book sir!


message 18: by Roger (new)

Roger Sakowski (roger239) | 13 comments That would be great. I would appreciate you feedback.


message 19: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 207 comments Mod
Great review, I'll look for your book.


message 20: by Roger (new)

Roger Sakowski (roger239) | 13 comments Great, this is the audience I'm looking for. Let me know what you think.


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