Mashup

Today’s Zippy, on musical mashups:

 

The third panel veers into a Zippy favorite, Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL, in a parody version.

The original:

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked”

Zippy’s version above:

“I saw the distressed swine of my bifurcation, ovoid with gladness, barking, pickled, mistaken!”

And, for comparison, Zippy’s version in my 5/13/11 posting “Riffing and ripping on poetry”:

“I saw the melon rinds of my hyperventilation annoyed by badness, swerving in miracle baked goods”

There are probably more in Zippy strips, but there are certainly a great many parodies or take-offs in other places. Three examples:

“YOWL” by Christopher Buckley and Paul Slansky in 1986, here, beginning “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by stress frazzled overtired burnt-out”

 

“TWEET” by Oyl Miller in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, beginning “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by brevity, over-connectedness, emotionally starving for attention”

“PROWL” (“a Parody on Miami’s Transience and Eccentricities”) by J.J. Colagrande, in the Huffington Post of 4/9/14, beginning “I saw the best minds in my location inspired by transience, revolving souls”

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