October 08, 2009

Eörache, daughter of Eörlobe


Anything with hobbits or sex or drugs or other forbidden stuff in it was pretty much a guaranteed hit with my pre-teen self, so I was heavily influenced by the Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings as a young'n.

I learned a lot from it. It was, in fact, for example, my first encounter with the words "narc" and "benzedrine" (because the narcs were BotR's orcs and there was also an eldest and fatherless merry fellow named Tim Benzedrine.) "Dildo" and "bugger," too, because there's a character named Dildo Bugger (of Bag Eye.) It also trained me to think of cashing in/exploitation as a kind of art form in and of itself.

Would my nine-year-old self have found the imminent Harvard Lampoon Twilight parody quite as educational or enthralling? Judging from the names alone (Belle Goose and Edwart Mullen) I'd say perhaps not. Well, you know, times have changed and all.

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 8, 2009 10:21 PM | TrackBack

Recognized instantly from Twitter. SO amazing and an eternal influence on me too. Spam Gangree and Frito Bugger! I still know TONS of it by heart. Arrowroot son of Araplane!

I should have listened to my Uncle poo-poo and gone into dentistry.

Tim! Tim! Benzedrine!
Hash! Boo! Valvoline!
Clean! Clean! Clean for Gene!
First, Second, Neutral, Park!
Hie thee hence, thou leafy narc!

Posted by: Maria Bustillos at October 9, 2009 12:17 AM

So there are at least two of us!

I sit on the floor and pick my nose
and think of better things
Like dragons who wear rubber clothes
and elves who drub their dings

Shut up, agreed Goodgulf!

Posted by: Matt Welch at October 12, 2009 10:34 PM