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No more spinach

Yeah I know Popeye you say
I yam what I yam but
That's only because you can eat
Spinach and get all muscle-y
And beat up Bluto, woo Olyve Oyl,
Buy Whimpy a burger and make that
Anchor tattoo on your arm dance
Puffing your pipe and reminding
Everyone that you’re a sailor man

I wonder what would have been the
Cut of your jib if your doctor had
Told you no more spinach

Bluto would have beaten you senseless
Olive Oyl would have run off with
Oh I don’t know
Maybe Superman why hang out
With a landlocked sailor when you can
Fly

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neverapplicable
Dec. 17th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THIS!!!! Excellent stuff!
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 17th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it— a few moments of whimsical distraction during a hectic time of the semester/year, I hope.
nodressrehersal
Dec. 17th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Very fun, very not-flarfy.
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 17th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Glad you had fun. It's curious—I was a little bit down when I wrote it. That's why it's not flarf: this came easier.

I have no ideas at all about how any or all of that works.
nodressrehersal
Dec. 17th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
It has that feel of, "Oh,yeah? Well... I know you are but what am I?" that sounds funny when it's a kid talking but it really has a lot of other emotional stuff bundled in with it.
vivitalia
Dec. 18th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Very whimsical, almost childlike, a little defiant. Nice!
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 18th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
A little whimsy never hurts anybody.
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