Old 07-02-2007, 11:01 PM   #76
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Inspired by Pico's current AV:
Andre Gregory,
weird and persneggedy,
talks his way through a film with Wallace Shawn.
It was confusing. I couldn't tell WTF was going on.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:37 PM   #77
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Inspired by Pico's current AV:
Andre Gregory,
weird and persneggedy,
talks his way through a film with Wallace Shawn.
It was confusing. I couldn't tell WTF was going on.
*lol* Awesome Clerihew! Good idea, too; someone should start a thread challenge: "Write a poem about the AV above you" or "Write a poem about your AV."

I agree, the conversation in My Dinner with Andre is pretty strange. If I had to guess, I'd say the theme of the movie is the fear and confusion of mid-life crisis: Andre, who's gone through it, confuses the hell out of Wallace, who is just getting there. The dinner talk is pure palaver, but the subtext is pretty serious. Getting old is scary business.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:51 PM   #78
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Getting old is scary business.
Match you quarters on that, youngster. Older and scarier wins.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:16 AM   #79
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Louis Isadore Kahn
in Mother Russia was actually spawned,
though his work is in America, India and Bangladesh.
His life would make a kickass play by Bertolt Brecht.


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Old 07-03-2007, 08:52 AM   #80
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Eero Saarinen
designs often have a sweep to 'em.
His Gateway Arch has got some pull;
his Dulles Airport isn't dull.


A rather weak counterpunch. I just woke up and am foggy-headed.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:47 AM   #81
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Hans Kollhoff
is one you don't want to piss off.
His architecture may look passé
but he's big enough to beat you into clay.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:59 AM   #82
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Ieoh Ming Pei
said, "rock and roll is here to stay,"
then built the vault in which to hold it.
The story, anyway, how I was told it.
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:03 PM   #83
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Adolf Loos
had a very clear set of views;
he was a critic and he was a dandy,
and for Tzara made a house that was truly an eye-candy.
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:32 PM   #84
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Adolf Loos
had a very clear set of views;
he was a critic and he was a dandy,
and for Tzara made a house that was truly an eye-candy.
Hmmm. That one's pretty good.

Nope. Can't beat it. Just'll outlast you, as I said.
Walter Gropius
designed nothing dopeyous,
but rather the clean-lined things a Bauhauser should do.
Some fairly cheaply, too.
In all due modesty, I think mine are sillier, though.

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Old 07-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #85
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I thought you'd like that one. And silly is the point of clarihews, isn't it?
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:11 PM   #86
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Daniel Libeskind
is the current museum fiend,
but his inspiring muse must have died.
His Jüdisches Museum Berlin crashed onto the ROM's side!
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:38 PM   #87
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Daniel Libeskind
is the current museum fiend,
but his inspiring muse must have died.
His Jüdisches Museum Berlin crashed onto the ROM's side!
Ha ha ha! That ROM addition is great!

OK. Something a bit more classical:
Sir Christopher Wren
designed churches (ahem)
and the magnificence that is St. Paul's.
I'm acrophobic. Climbing the stairs to its dome takes some balls.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:18 PM   #88
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Ha ha ha! That ROM addition is great!

OK. Something a bit more classical:
Sir Christopher Wren
designed churches (ahem)
and the magnificence that is St. Paul's.
I'm acrophobic. Climbing the stairs to its dome takes some balls.
OK, let's see what I can come up with...

Filippo Brunelleschi
was so brilliant as to be pesky!
Not only did he invent linear perspective,
but his dome stunned Firenze's collective!
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:22 PM   #89
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OK, let's see what I can come up with...

Filippo Brunelleschi
was so brilliant as to be pesky!
Not only did he invent linear perspective,
but his dome stunned Firenze's collective!
Aw, shit, Lauren. You're making me laugh so hard I can't think. Cheater.

Plus I told you I'm engineering heritage. Brunelleschi is not fair. Guy's a god among engineers. Tch, tch, tch.

OK, OK. Clear my mind. Focus. Here:
Apollodorus of Damascus,
Greek guy, did Trajan's Column—don't walk past it!
It's one of the very coolest things in Rome, as is his Pantheon.
Yeah, old building, but like it's got it goin' on.
Best pop music reference so far, I think.

Your turn.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:29 AM   #90
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LOL

Michelangelo Buonarroti
had many talents and was quite dotty.
In sculpture, painting and architecture his mind was fertile,
and still he had time to be a teenage mutant ninja turtle.

Pop-culture up the wazoo, my friend.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:22 PM   #91
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Thomas Jefferson,
farmer, Declaration writer, president, and statesman,
designed his own home, Monticello.
It's so lovely even Homer would say, D'oh!
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:52 PM   #92
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B and A two BadAss poets
are truly nerdy All-Know-Its
they rhyme about architectural freaks
and then turn next to engineering geeks
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B and A two BadAss poets
are truly nerdy All-Know-Its
they rhyme about architectural freaks
and then turn next to engineering geeks
Thank God my name doesn't start with "T".
Ah, champagne1982!
your effervescence, bubbling, clings to my flute!
Oh, geek, is I? Hey! How I work,
sweet nymph so launched on wine-borne cork!
You are, as the picture points out, quite a Brut.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:17 PM   #94
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The form should be short
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Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Wishes to remind you gently
That while you cavort
The form should be short
E. C. Bentley,
perhaps negligently,
left few rules for the clerihew:
Name. Four lines. Couplet rhyme. Must they be short too?




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Old 07-10-2007, 09:38 PM   #96
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Thank God my name doesn't start with "T".
(hehehe) he said T.

then it's T & A two tight assed poets ..
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #97
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(hehehe) he said T.

then it's T & A two tight assed poets ..
Hey. At my age, "tight-assed" is a compliment.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:50 PM   #98
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Herman Kahn
was a guy who thought hard and long
On Thermonuclear War.
His conclusions made a lot of people sore.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:23 PM   #99
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Back to the geeks:

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
built bridges , a railway , great ships and a tunnel ;
smoked 40 cigars a day--he slept only four!
(a rate of two cigars per waking hour, for those engineering-types keeping score.)
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He was caught with the Premiers daughter in the backseat a-shaggin
Losing his job was a forgone conclusion

I enjoy the lightness of this poetry form. I was going to write one about Trump because he is so well known but found that it got a bit heavy where sticking to the engineers/architects helped keep the poem lighthearted
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