I also love parodies and I love these, especially the final one. It's one of the most intense art forms I can think of and almost always fraught with an element of cruelty. You have a light and joyous touch. If you're ever interested, you might be interested in reading Julian MacLaren-Ross's various literary parodies, which I believe were mostly published (a long time ago) in Punch. They're really on the edge, like some of the SCTV sketches parodying Jerry Lewis and Liza Minelli. The whole act of transforming yourself into the loved/deeply observed/despised other is so intense. Thanks for these, which brighten the morning as I prepare to write a tale of woe for a court to hear on Thursday. Curtis
Thanks Curtis! I will have to check out the literary parodies you suggest. I think it's like a bad habit my mind has -- of replacing words with other words. I am always replaying what folks say or songs or signs or poems say . . . I hope your court day was okay!
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