too much typing—since 2003


2nd Anniversary Quasi-Clip Show

This golb began about two years ago. For this year's anniversary, no found poetry...instead, I offer you a quiz! With a prize! (See below)

I often borrow the subject lines of my entries from song lyrics, titles, and other cultural productions. Match the entry title in the first list with the correct source in the second list, lather, rinse, and repeat, and you'll win!

Yes, that's right: get all the answers correct, and you'll win $20!*

Here's the list of subject lines and the date of the entry:

1. the advantage of noise (12/31/04)
2. more Beethoven mule! (4/28/05)
3. hello Dunsinane? My name's Birnam Wood (4/19/05)
4. color appreciation (10/2/04)
5. ...vanishes like a dream (4/23/05)
6. sleeping is a gateway drug to being awake (11/12/04)
7. it's just like sreeping gas - it's oh so ethereal (6/10/05)
8. as long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it (2/10/05)
9. which way Michael? (5/18/05)
10. it doesn't matter - someone else will come along and move it (3/17/05)
11. silence please! poets at work (2/16/05)
12. point that thing somewhere else (8/16/05)
13. the poppies are in the fields (11/11/04)
14. spot the setup (1/5/05)
15. look! he's shallow, like us! (3/2/05)
16. here is your throat back - thanks for the loan (1/10/05)
17. cutting off the soles of my shoes, climbing a tree, and learning to play the flute (3/22/05)
18. can you read the signs yet? can you read the signs? (8/23/05)
19. I feel mysterious today (3/28/05)
20. it's only words, and words are all a heh-heh-heh (3/31/05)

And, their sources:

A. Magoo (song and album title)
B. a line from Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
C. Wire "Life in the Manscape
D. The Teardrop Explodes "Sleeping Gas" (altered)
E. Bee Gees
F. reference to Shakespeare
G. They Might Be Giants "Wearing a Raincoat"
H. Shriekback
I. Wire "Pieta"
J. The Firesign Theatre Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers
K. The Clash "Know Your Rights"
L. Plasticland (song and album title)
M. The Teardrop Explodes (song title)
N. Josh Reads (website)
O. The Loud Family (song title)
P. Gryphius (German poet) via Jon Langford
Q. comment on album cover art relevant to the post
R. XTC "Complicated Game"
S. Bob Dylan "Ballad of a Thin Man"
T. Wire (song title)

* In order to qualify for $20** prize, winning entries must be received on prime-numbered calendar dates and must be notarized and accompanied by a $20 bill

** Less postage

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