Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Macavity's Rainbow


A screaming comes across the sky, or maybe it's a yowl
Long before a sound is heard our cat is on the prowl
The ladies always fall for him, he's got such savoir faire
But when the bomb's exploded, Macavity's not there!

Dr Lazlo Jamf conditioned him when he was but a kitten
And now a distant rocket fire is sure to leave him smitten
The distribution's fishy, and it's still up in the air
But when the bomb's exploded, Macavity's not there!

26 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

I do not have the words to say how funny this is.

Substance McGravitas said...

Tigris wins a year's supply of gin marshmallows.

Whale Chowder said...

Tigris? I...I thought she was a myth! The distilled essence of hilarious.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The distilled essence of hilarious.

Particle of hilarity? The Tig's Boson!

Another Kiwi said...

It is superb. I loves their torch beams

tigris said...

B^4, a gentleman doesn't discuss a lady's boson.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Gentlemen???

This is RIDDLED!
~

Another Kiwi said...

Exactly, tigris is no Gennlemin.
SC and I are Gentlemen-who-have-fallen-upon-hard-times, however.

tigris said...

Gentlemen???

I believe the canonical punctuation is: gentlemen !!

SC and I are Gentlemen-who-have-fallen-upon-hard-times

Are you on the way to destruction?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

B^4, a gentleman doesn't discuss a lady's boson.

I are a yahoo, to be sure!

SC and I are Gentlemen-who-have-fallen-upon-hard-times, however.

Distressed Gentlefolk, eh?

Are you on the way to destruction?

I'm sure they'll make their time.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

I do not get it. At all. And know I'll never get into the Cool Club. THANKS, TIGRIS.

No,but, seriously, could someone explain the joke? It's whizzing right over my misshapen head.

tigris said...

It's a lazy, minimal mash-up of this and one character in Gravity's Rainbow, Tyrone Slothrop. I think it only gets me into the Silly Club, but they have better hats than the Cool Club anyway.

tigris said...

Note the description of Macavity includes an enticingly large forehead...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's whizzing right over my misshapen head.

and between your pink ears.

El Manquécito said...

Excellent.

wiley said...

Oooooh. O.K. I get it now, too. It was a good bit of rhyme, no doubt. Whose picture is it?

Smut Clyde said...

Edward Gorey AS ANY FULE KNO.
Now I am waiting for tigris to do "The Crying of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles".

If this inspires Lloyd-Webber to turn Pynchon's books into a West End Musical, we will KNOW WHO TO BLAME.

tigris said...

Edward Gorey; there's a very nice edition of Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" with all Gorey illustrations.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...
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Dr.KennethNoisewater said...


OK, I'm relieved. So it's not the drugs...

As I am neither a gentleman nor a scholar (i.e. had never read either of those things) it's no wonder I didn't get it.

As for my hat? I'm happy with my tin foil one, Madam. (Also, the bunny one.)

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

I *did* know it was Gorey. So maybe I could I sit by myself in the corner of the cool club?

tigris said...

You should check out the Eliot poems, they're fun. Also, as Smut alludes to, they're the basis for the musical Cats, but don't let that dissuade you from reading them, as you do not HAVE to dress up as a cat or sing to read them. It's totally your choice to do that.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

STOP SPYING ON ME, TIGRIS!

Smut Clyde said...

The Google logo for Feb 22nd recognises Gorey's 88th birthday.

B. Spencer said...

Whoa, cool!

tigris said...

Smut brings spoilers from the future.