Thursday, April 14, 2005

Very Funny

Here is a spoof of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land" done by none other than H.P. Lovecraft (who is apparently today's theme) entitled "Waste Paper." Now, I actually like "The Waste Land," especially for the line "I will show you fear in a handful of dust," but the Lovecraft version is cool. I'm sure Mr. Eliot's big head was in need of this kind of lancing. My favorite line from Lovecraft's satire is "Sophistication! Sophistication!/You are the idol of our nation..." I think that this bit of mockery is pretty much a summary of what Lovecraft thought of "The Waste Land."


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