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Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:46 am
by bell
The sun did not shine, it was cold, and the rain
Bashed open our skulls and ate up our brains!
I sat there with Sally, screaming under the stairways,
When who do you think shoved his %*#$ in my face?
Moloch! Solitude! Filth! It was Cat in the Hat!
With a yellow paper rose twisted on a barrette!
"Don't cower unshaven looking at me like that,
My tricks are not bad," Said the Cat in the Hat.
"Why, we can have loads of good fun and frolic
With a hip game we can play called "'Waking Nightmares of an Alcoholic'!"

Re: Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:33 pm
by munsi
I’m not positive what I think about this, actually. It’s interesting, for sure, and I suppose the next logical step from the historical mash-up is to actually take the writing style of two disparate authors and combine them. Which, being a dedicated post-modernist, i should be in favour of, but this was... jarring. Just... jarring.

Is that good?

Bad?

I couldn’t tell you. However, I’ve spent twenty minutes now trying to figure out my opinion on this piece, so if your goal’s to make readers think, mission accomplished.

Compliment or insult?

Comment or related drabble?

I leave you to judge.

Re: Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:20 pm
by bell
Image

I was going for a mental image of the cat teetering on the single step between the sublime and the ridiculous.

Looks like I succeeded in having you teeter on the same step.

Re: Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:13 pm
by Travelin Corpse Feet
Ah, Ginsburg. The guy who convinced people that schizophrenia was poetry.

Re: Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:06 pm
by bell
And Seuss, who convinced people that poetry was fun for children.

Thus, by commutation...

Re: Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:58 pm
by PureChance
I liked it, but then I have always been a fan of the absurd (but then, I listen to the Drabblecast, no big surprises there) and (separately) of the dark, so its not particularly astonishing I am in favour of their combination :)

Re: Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:15 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
I don't get it.

Re: Cat in the Hat's Howl, by Alan Ginsburg

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:38 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Mr. Tweedy wrote:I don't get it.
Wow, it's like Deja Vu all over again...

Good to be seeing your face around the forums, Tweedman.