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John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Who’s modeled after, in a sex-fair way,
the hero of a book by Voltaire?
Who’s bending down and frequently laid low?
If you must know, it’s Candy.

Who penned the take-off that’s plenty witty,
about a girl who’s naïve and sweet?
It’s Terry Southern. . .helped rewrite “Strangelove”;
before that, co-wrote “Candy.”

Sweet Candy is loved by guys,
taken in by clever lies.
The ’68 movie—why?!
A big letdown. . . .

The film version was unwise—
at least it was in my eyes
after ticket I did buy. . .
a big letdown
compared to the book, which is quite witty,
in which a “holy man” she does meet,
whose reaches out to rapture her. . .strange love:
“Good grief!” she shrieks, “it’s daddy!!”

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Dude - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
For a moment there, you had me thinking you meant the movie Hard Candy... veeerrry different from this particular work.
anondria - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Thought this was about John Candy at first (speaking of which, anyone remember the crapflooding of "werejohncandy" parodies about this time 6 years ago?), this is pretty good.
Lifeliver - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Not many hip to your subject matter. Never saw or read 'Candy', but wasn't Terry Southern's 'The Magic Christian'. I remember Ringo Starr walking sheepishly through the movie version. I kinda liked the anarchical, iconoclastic premise, but it got swallowed up by a swathe of British quasi-'art movies' of the time. I thought it was worth putting on my reading list, but never got around to it.
Meriadoc - October 26, 2012 - Report this comment
If I recall correctly, wasn't Southern the real target of the Tate murders? I believe he rented the house at Cielo earlier, and Manson visited there with one of the Beach Boys. Southern was one of the people who rejected Manson's music as talentless, and Charlie picked that house to symbolically get even.
Nathan - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
@anondria Nice try Magnum, but i know it's you.
anondria - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Nathan, I don't know what you're talking about or who this "Magnum" person is. Please go away.
Nathan Forester - March 31, 2020 - Report this comment
@Anondria You're not even being original this time. Really..Anondria?Just admit that you're him or that you're his sock-puppet account that he used to troll me with and i'll leave you be.

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