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Poem: "Politics, Cartoon Physics, and the Elasticity Factor"
This poem came out of the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.


"Politics, Cartoon Physics, and the Elasticity Factor"


The Tea Party gets their truths
from the ACME Corporation,
wrapped in giant rubber bands.

Somehow nothing ever works
quite the way they expected,
and they're always surprised when
things snap back and hit them in the face,

but then, they don't have much grasp
of physics, cartoon or otherwise, and
this isn't really a super-genius of an organization.

* * *

Notes:

The ACME Corporation is a staple of Warner Brothers cartoons.  They sell Giant Rubber Bands in a variety of sizes.

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From: technoshaman Date: August 9th, 2014 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
"Karma is the tendency for the Universe to snap back, wash after wash." -- vidicon, maaaaaany moons ago.

:D
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 9th, 2014 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)

*laugh*

I love that line.
From: technoshaman Date: August 9th, 2014 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

There's a reason that expression has stuck with me lo these 25 years... :)
fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 9th, 2014 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Wile Tea Party, stupor genius.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 9th, 2014 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)

*laugh*

I love that line. That is brilliant.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 9th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

Thanks! :-)
thnidu From: thnidu Date: August 10th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Luvit! May I quote and/or link?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 10th, 2014 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm happy to hear that. By all means, link to it. If you do, let me know, because it will unlock a new verse in the perk poem.
thnidu From: thnidu Date: August 10th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

LJ, DW
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 10th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Yay! The linkback poem is now complete.
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