Wednesday, January 26, 2005

This kind of thing will always be funny

High explanations for basic things will always be funny. This comes from the Style section of the Post (March 2003).

The Shakespearian Hokey Pokey
O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl. The Hoke, the poke –
banish now thy doubt Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.

The others are funny as well.

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