Sunday, April 13, 2008

Remedying a Defect

About a year and a half ago, I posted a parody of Mademoiselle from Armentieres that's been nettling me ever since, because it had no real ending.

Over the past forty-eight hours, a couple of couplets have come to mind that might remedy this shortcoming (how embarrassing is it that it should take forty-eight hours! Such is the downside of ADHD):

What is the meal that always cheers?
What is the dish that has no peers?
Butcher a half a dozen steers
And eat till it’s coming out your ears—
Icky, sticky barbecue!

This is the dining protocol:
Better for you than vitriol—
Gobble the bad cholesterol—
And do it with lots of alcohol:
Easy, greasy barbecue!

Brisket of beef and baby back
Succulent, sweet and carbon black
Make it a feast, and not a snack,
And eat till you get a heart attack—
Polishing off the bill of fare
Will probably mean Intensive Care—
Not that you'll feel a side effect
That angioplasty can't correct—
Ooey, gooey barbecue!

Lyric © 2006, 2008 Nathaniel DesH. Petrikov

Using angioplasty in a lyric is like using peristalsis. So satisfying!


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4:50 AM  
Blogger npetrikov said...

Well, home theater, I can't tell you how satisfying it is to have my likeability validated by one of your indeterminate sex.

Alas, if possible gives a last there on your blog is something I can't really predict right now, but I'm sure you understand.

So a hug back at you, making two hugs in all!

7:05 AM  

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