Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Scribbledehobbledehoyden: The Magpie's Eye: Page 140


Light Verse
Thomas Edison
     Took his medicine
                 every day

I got that far and then wrote to the side:  Don't bother!

Underneath the single-panel excerpt from an autobiographical R. Crumb cartoon, I wrote -- a thought alien to me.  And it is. 

Down at the bottom, written upside-down probably just to make the page more interesting, is another bit of light verse.  No idea why I wrote it.

Drops of blood
A werewolf's kiss
The vampires steamy lust
Nameless horrors we abhor
Our slogan's
-- The Helsing Corporation Slogan



Theophylact said...

A classic rhyme:

Joan was quizzical; Studied pataphysical
Science in the home.
Late nights all alone with a test tube.
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine,
Calls her on the phone.
"Can I take you out to the pictures,
Joa, oa, oa, oan?"

But as she's getting ready to go,
A knock comes on the door.

Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head.
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead.

(Alfred Jarry would have been pleased.)

Michael Swanwick said...

As would his pet lobster.