Apr 16 2014

Ok, That’s A First

Twice today, students asked questions that I had previously examined on this blog, such that my immediate thought was “oh, I’ll just recite this verse”. Which, of course, I did not. I gave a nice, thorough, completely prose response.

I need to get more people reciting my verses as answers to classroom questions, so that I can do so without raising suspicion.

In the future, anapestic tetrameter will replace powerpoint as the go-to presentation format.


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    The day that I have to attend training on how to avoid giving boring poetry readings during meetings and ‘death by anapestic tetrameter’ will be a good day. I’ll probably start using double dactyls to fuck with the facilitator.

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    You use the phrase “boring poetry readings”. I am not familiar with those. Indeed, I suspect that every meeting I have ever been a part of would have been vastly *improved* by the addition of a rhyme and meter requirement.

    But double dactyls are absolutely an excellent strategy.

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    I’m envisioning a future where the successful integration of poetry into everyday communications results in corporate drones regurgitating boilerplate verse about how this presentation
    helps achieve KPIs,
    makes us wealthy and wise,
    while increasing shareholder value
    for you and you and you.

    Too much of a good thing, etc.

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