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Song Parodies -> "Grok Me, Or Disagree With My Sub-Jest-ion?"

Original Song Title:

"To Be, Or Not To Be"

Original Performer:

William Shakespeare: Hamlet

Parody Song Title:

"Grok Me, Or Disagree With My Sub-Jest-ion?"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Can't imagine what it must be like to be John A. Barry, constantly wondering how many of your puns and references go over reader's heads. Thank God I'm just a pea-brained reptile. (OS here.)

Grok me, or disagree with my sub-jest-ion?
Whether 'tis soberer not to mind some duffer
Whose thinking narrows at outrageous fore-pun,
Or to shrug arms, incensed at Teletubbies;
As for composing, end it? To write: of sheep,
No more; deny a bleep, I say, and end
The heartbreak of the thousand factual yocks
None fresh compare to; 'tis just consternation
Undoubt'ly to be dished. Good-bye, Bo Peep;
Too deep: askance to seem; *I* dare to sub;
For having reaped MacBeth, when schemes may come,
Will feathers ruffle? Scoff? Or chortles roil?
Not give applause? Bear disrespect
To write such comedy and prolong strife?
For who would bear the Ones and scorn of rhyme
Who assess my song; the crowd fans consume me,
Harangues at despised guff, because, they say,
Intelligence gives offense; hence the spurns
Impatience ferrets from such wordy takes
When I myself could simpler treatise make
That could bear grokkin'? Better farters' fare
Than blunt vignette, wonderful theory, rife;
But for the head of someone (daft for meth?)
Whose undercover pun spree, if not porn,
No commenter discerns; muzzles the thrill
And makes us rather bare those skills we have
Than lie to others: that we know not much.
Thus knowledge, though empowered, not enthrall;
And thus creative do eschew solution
Of quick read, for witty tale, vast in thought;
Don't enter prizes for the S-O-T-M
And disregard recurrent "no reply"
For our own satisfaction. Disavow
The mass appeal (d'uh!)! Self, in thy cognizance
Are all my puns well-render'd.

I have no idea what all that means, but John undoubtedly does. © 2009 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail:

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John Barry - March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
You are too kind, TT, but many thanks.
Bardy Madoff - March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Stout-mage-ish fore-pun indeed, good sir! You hath truly unsheathed a wickedly in-site-fool bodkin of rapier-sharp wit with this most eloquent of endeavours, me thinks.... each line mastur-fully crafted... requiredeth readings thrice to substantially 'grok' ('bare' or otherwise) such seemingly fathomless nuances . In sum, m'Lord, don't muzzle, nuzzle or guzzle thy thrills, nor alloweth harrangers-on to de-yock such puns well-render'd!
William Shakespeare - March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
TT and JB rule; there is no question.
Tommy Turtle - May 02, 2013 - Report this comment
IDK what happened to my original reply, or if the pea-brain forgot to leave one at the time, but very belated thanks to John Barry, Bardy Madoff, and The Man himself, William Shakespeare. (Also, thanks for this OS and many others, Willie! ;)

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