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December 09, 2004

Should i Apologize For Missing Poetry Day, Or For Writing This Poem?

Finding good poems to post is hard. i need to feel inspired, and i wasn't yesterday. But you're in luck. To make it up to you, i decided to dash off an annika original. Yes, i wrote a poem. It loosely follows the Elizabethan sonnet format. Took me about five minutes too, but hey. Here you go:

Great Jerry Orbach films that I have seen:
A subject not oft found on people's lips,
Nor bantered of around water machines
By lazy workers with their hands on hips.
So let me broach the subject 'ere you go
To beta, VHS or DVD.
Not every one's an Orbach fan, you know,
Though Law and Order's huge on the TV.
Good place to start, the chickflick movie where
The father didn't like his girl to dance.
A silly plot, but I swear it's the truth.
Her lover wore a tight black shirt and pants.
And then there's one, what's plot was more complex.
But I liked it 'cause it had all those f/x.

Next, i'm drafting an apology to William Shakespeare.

Posted by annika, Dec. 9, 2004 |
Rubric: Poetry


"Dirty Dancing," right?

Posted by: susan on Dec. 10, 2004

Yeah-- when I think Orbach, I immediately think, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

That line was recently voted one of the cheesiest in film (the #1 line being "I'm the king of the world!" from "Titanic").

Some possible replacement lines for Swayze, should George Lucas do a retroactive remastering of "Dirty Dancing":

1. "Nobody gets rabies from watching porno."

2. "Nobody cornholes Baby with DiGiorno."

3. "Somebody shat babies in the corner."

4. "Nobody fucks Baby without a boner."

5. "Nobody eats Baby before we clone her."

Loved the poem, A. Indeed you are powerful, as the Emperor has foreseen.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Dec. 10, 2004

I love Jerome. Law & Order is the greatest show on the planet, but he has actually had some decent movie roles...among my favorites are his baseball manager character in Brewster's Millions, and as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast.

Posted by: ginger on Dec. 10, 2004

Sorry, I forgot to complement your poem...I love it!!!

Posted by: ginger on Dec. 10, 2004

Nice Bill Medley reference too.

Posted by: lone wolf on Dec. 10, 2004

Never apologize. Shakespeare would have both written about Jerry Orbach AND tossed in wretched sexual punning besides. The Bard was absolutely shameless.

Posted by: ccwbass on Dec. 10, 2004

Annika, you are absolved!

Posted by: Hugo on Dec. 10, 2004

Poor man has cancer I hear. Orbach should play Scrooge, he'd give a nice and surly "bah humbug!"

Posted by: Scof on Dec. 10, 2004

Fuck Ya!

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 10, 2004

Heads up: moonbat rally in Sacto Sunday! Should be good for lots of great material:


Posted by: jeff on Dec. 10, 2004


Most have forgotten that Jerry Orbach got his start on Broadway, and mostly in musicals. He created the Billy Flynn role in Chicago, created the lead role in 42nd Street, played Skye Masterson in Guys & Dolls (I saw him in it in NY), was in the Fantastics and several other light comedy/musicals. The guy may be somewhat over the hill, but had a pretty good career.

That having been said, I think you may be missing a great opportunity to starve by denying your poetic talents and concentrating on making a lot of money in the law.

Keep it up; money isn't the only thing in the world, but it is way ahead of whatever is in second place.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 11, 2004

"Had the time of your life" writing that poem?

FYI - Believe the 9th was the 150th anniversary of Lord Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" -

Posted by: Col Steve on Dec. 12, 2004

Dunno about missing Poetry Day, but if I dont' see a Monday night pick in the next ten seconds, my bookie is gonna be PISSED!

Posted by: Victor on Dec. 13, 2004

Too late. It's now 9PM Eastern.

Posted by: Victor on Dec. 13, 2004