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Don’t. Just Don’t. December 12, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Poetry.
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IMGP1472aMy favorite posts are those that make me laugh, or make me think of positives and possibilities, or teach me something that I want to know.

I enjoy posts on writing tips, and silly bits, and places you been, and things you’ve seen.

And FOOD.  Food is cool, especially with photos that make me drool.

But no snakes, or snails, or puppy dog tails.

Or frog’s legs. Or pig’s ears.  Or tongue.

ACK!

I don’t enjoy posts that pull apart a perfect pleasant poem or painting and try to imbue it with esoteric symbolism NEVER intended by the original creator.

I saw three pompous twats doing just that on TV a few months back. They analyzed a stunning B&W photo of Marilyn Monroe eating a cheeseburger at a Drive-In . . . to the death!

Their rambling and posturing transformed a FUN photo into a mixed up muddled up mess of pseudo-intellectual sociological BS.

The trio’s ramblings transported me back to High School English.

Tree-Frog-PerchedFrom there, it was just a short stroll down the hall to High School Biology where ill-prepared students transformed frogs into “parts is parts” via dissection.

In case you’re wondering, dissecting frogs in HS Biology is as unnecessary and unhelpful as dissecting poetry ~ to us, to the poems, and to the frogs.

Not that YOU would ever do that . . . but just don’t.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Inspiration for this post/editorial comment:  Help Shape My Content With This Scientifically Validated Poll (Eric J. Baker).

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