Parody postings

Postings on parodies, burlesques, and playful allusions

bawdlerize:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/09/25/bawdlerize/
a parody of poetry anthologies

The Komodo dragon:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/11/30/the-komodo-dragon/
parodies by Bob and Ray

Fronting:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/12/27/fronting/
Wolcott Gibbs’s parody of Timespeak

Words and music:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/06/29/words-and-music/
Zippy: plays on formulas

Golden State Rufskin tit:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/01/golden-state-rufskin-tit/
AMZ riff on a Diane Wakoski poem

The figs of fear:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/03/the-figs-of-fear/
on playful allusions vs. snowclones

Revolutionary music:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/04/revolutionary-music/
andStar-spangled banners and my country:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/07/02/star-spangled-banners-and-my-country/
references to Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s “The Union” (Op. 48), a concert paraphrase (for the piano) “on the national airs Star Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, and Hail Columbia” and Henri Vieuxtemps’s “Souvenir d’Amérique — Variations burlesques sur Yankee Doodle” (Op. 17)

Varying formulas:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/08/varying-formulas/
Zippy: variations on formulas

The pig’s daughter:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/18/the-pigs-daughter/
Zippy: beatnik poetry

Oh X the flowers of spring:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/20/oh-x-the-flowers-of-spring/
The Mikado: the people, setting, and language in Doyly Carte productions aren’t authentically Japanese, but fantastical burlesques of “Japanese”

More Zippy names and things:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/08/26/more-zippy-names-and-things/
Basil Wolverton’s grotesque images of people

Somewhere over my poncho:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/10/31/somewhere-over-my-poncho/
Zippy: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Lady chow mein:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/11/01/lady-chow-mein/
Zippy: “Lady of Spain”; Walt Kelly’s “Deck us all with Boston Charlie” (taking off on “Deck the halls with boughs of holly”)

Back to the 50s:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/04/16/back-to-the-50s/
Zippy: beatnik stuff

Defective, damaged, etc.:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/12/defective-damaged-etc/
Zippy: echo of Isaiah 53:3, as we hear it in Handel’s Messiah

Riffing and ripping on poetry:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/13/riffing-and-ripping-on-poetry/
Zippy: Ginsberg’s HOWL

Boldly going:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/07/27/boldly-going/
playful allusions (see “The Figs of Fear”)

American Gothic:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/07/28/american-gothic/
Walker Evans allusion to “American Gothic”

Critical thinking:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/07/31/critical-thinking/
The Flying Spaghetti Monster and other parodic creations

From the puns desk:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/08/03/from-the-puns-desk/
on a large class of puns that play on fixed expressions (idioms, catchphrases, quotations, titles, names, etc.) as models

Munch up to date:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/08/20/munch-up-to-date/
parodies of Munch’s “The Scream” (and other artistic parodies)

Marisol:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/08/24/marisol/
Marisol’s Last Supper: translation, reinterpretation, burlesque?

limericist:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/08/30/limericist/
with a parody limerick

My funny serpentine:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/09/23/my-funny-serpentine/
Zippy: “My Funny Valentine”

More Zippy burlesque:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/09/26/more-zippy-burlesque/
Zippy: “Everything Happens to Me”

Allentown riff:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/11/22/allentown-riff/
Zippy: riffing on Billy Joel’s song “Allentown”

Product satire:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/11/24/product-satire/
Zippy: a festival of mangled product names

Christmas elves:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/12/22/christmas-elves/
Rhymes: burlesque of “You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog”

My Favorite Things:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/01/my-favorite-things/
Zippy: a riff on “My Favorite Things”

Three deaths:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/05/three-deaths/
Ronald Searle parodies and caricatures

Disco Duck:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/08/burlesques-parodies-playful-allusions/
Zippy with “Disco Duck”: “Not a burlesque, but a genuine novelty hit from the heyday of disco”

Beatnik poetry. invented and found:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/20/beatnik-poetry-invented-and-found/
Zippy: two pieces of invented beatnik poetry (on tv in the 60s), plus found poetry from Herman Cain back in November 2012

Lunar matters:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/08/lunar-matters/
Multiverse: parody of “That’s Amore”

Burlesques, parodies, playful allusions:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/08/burlesques-parodies-playful-allusions/
inventory of AZBlog postings, mostly about poetry and song lyrics, but also music and visual art (included in inventory above)

The Pogo files:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/07/21/the-pogo-files/
parodies of Christmas carols in Pogo

The Mrowr and The Whine:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/07/28/the-mrowr-and-the-whine/
art parodies: Munch’s “The Scream”

Captain Obvious:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/29/captain-obvious/
comic-book parody Captain Obvious

Noodo:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/09/05/noodo/
Zippy with parody of the folksong “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”

Nighthawks:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/09/09/nighthawks/
parodies of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

Mockbusters:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/09/11/mockbusters/
mockumentaries

Moocher words:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/09/20/moocher-words/
parody of “I am the very model of a modern Major General”

Nightmare stories:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/11/30/nightmare-stories/
Rudolph Friedmann from Dwight Macdonald’s Parodies

Verbing garbage:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/05/21/verbing-garbage/
film Never Too Young To Die as parody of James-Bond-style spy movies

The fourth wall:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/07/24/the-fourth-wall/
parody comic strips

On the Weiner watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/08/04/on-the-weiner-watch/
gay porn parody flick Anthony’s Weener

Share the rainbow:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/08/23/share-the-rainbow/
#2: parody of Skittles ads

Zippy on comic books:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/10/16/zippy-on-comic-books/
#2: Wonder Wart-Hog, a parody of Superman

Santa art:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/12/26/santa-art/
Ed Wheeler parody of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

Bibliobimbo:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/02/08/bibliobimbo/
parody pulp comic Bibliobimbo

For National Cartoonists Day:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/06/for-national-cartoonists-day/
#1: Rhymes cartoon with parody of The Cat in the Hat

Three more diverse:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/24/three-more-diverse/
#2: Multiverse cartoon as parody of PBS children’s series Arthur

Mashup:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/08/16/mashup/
Zippy; parodies of HOWL

Ruthie misinterprets:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/08/18/ruthie-misinterprets/
#2 One Big Happy on Gilligan’s Island: mondegreens + eggcorns, or parody?

Visual burlesque:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/08/29/visual-burlesque/
Costaldo and Huhn burlesques

Porn parody cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/09/06/porn-parody-cartoons/
Tristan Farnon’s Leisure Town, with parody of Dilbert

Don’t go changin’!:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/04/dont-go-changin/
Zippy parody of Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are”

Snowy lanes:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/21/snowy-lanes/
Zippy parody of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Zippy Eve:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/26/zippy-eve/
Zippy parody of “A Visit from St. Nicholas”

Set of three:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/27/set-of-three/
Zippy burlesque of “Jingle Bells”

Ode to Almond Joy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/02/24/ode-to-almond-joy/
Zippy burlesque of the Ode to Joy

Drag mashups:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/04/12/drag-mashups/
Ryan Landry burlesque drag shows

Earworms, snowmen, and parodies:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/30/earworms-snowmen-and-parodies/
Bob Eckstein parody of Nighthawks

6/20/15: Screaming for ice cream:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/06/20/screaming-for-ice-cream/
Mary Lawton parody of Munch’s “The Scream”

6/28/15: Claude Funston thought …:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/06/28/claude-funston-thought/
Zippy parody of “The Walrus and the Carpenter”

9/21/15: Be upstanding:
http://arnold-x-zwicky.livejournal.com/114656.html

9/21/15: The angle of your erection:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/09/21/the-angle-of-your-erection/
burlesque of “The Object of My Affection”

9/27/15: California squirrels:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/09/27/california-squirrels/
Andy Singer parody of the Beach Boys’ “California Girls”

10/3/15: Stark morning names:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/03/stark-morning-names/
Cold Comfort Farm as parody

10/4/15: Joseph Gordon-Levitt:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/04/joseph-gordon-levitt/
G-L in “Magic Joe” parody of film Magic Mike

10/17/15: That’s a moray:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/17/thats-a-moray/
parodies of “That’s Amore”

11/5/15: Pastiche:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/05/pastiche/
pastiches of Sherlock Holms; parody of Magritte Trahison

11/17/15: The House of the Writhing Pun:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/17/the-house-of-the-writhing-pun/
Zippy burlesque of “The House of the Rising Sun”

11/18/15: Somewhere, looking like Bozo:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/18/somewhere-looking-like-bozo/
Zippy burlesque of “Over the Rainbow”

12/13/15: The secret life of superheroes:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/13/the-secret-life-of-superheroes/
Kerry Callen superhero parody cartoons

12/15/15: The news for cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/15/the-news-for-cartoons/
Mads Eriksen gay parody of The Phantom

1/5/16: The news for penises, issue #1 of 2016:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/05/the-news-for-penises-issue-1-of-2016/
burlesque of “The Jumblies”

1/7/16: Bilkpoe (and fractured Stein):
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/07/bilkpoe-and-fractured-stein/
burlesques of Edgar Allan Poe and Gertrude Stein

1/9/16: More on the Bundy Bunch:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/09/more-on-the-bundy-bunch/
No Snack Mountain, “Let’s All Go to the Standoff”, Snacksden flag

1/11/16: Fractured Didion:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/11/fractured-didion/
burlesques of Joan Didion quotations

1/13/16: Fractured Proust:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/13/fractured-proust/
burlesques of Marcel Proust quotationa

1/13/16: Fractured Joyce:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/13/fractured-joyce/
burlesques of passages from James Joyce’s Ulysses

1/14/16: Fractured Fitzgerald:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/14/fractured-fitzgerald/
burlesques of passages from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writings

1/24/16: More Ravening:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/24/more-ravening/
burlesque of Poe’s “The Raven”

1/25/16: In the burlesque boat with Zippy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/25/in-the-burlesque-boat-with-zippy/
burlesque of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

1/29/16: aussieBum, Shearing the Rams, and Slim Dusty:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/29/aussiebum-shearing-the-ram-and-slim-dusty/
aussieBum take-off of Tom Roberts painting Shearing the Rams

2/19/16: Mid-February news for penises:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/19/mid-february-news-for-penises/
“The Pickle Man” parody of “The Candy Man”

3/19/16: Cheese Barrel Polka:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/19/cheese-barrel-polka/
Zippy burlesque of “Beer Barrel Polka”

4/10/16: Feckless, Gormless, and the bull, Lost Positive:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/04/10/feckless-gormless-and-the-bull-lost-positive/
Cold Comfort Farm and a parody of the parody

4/10/16: Magnitude boys:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/04/10/magnitude-boys/
parody of “Rocky Raccoon”

4/29/16: Meatmen, 1989-2004:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/04/29/meatmen-1989-2004/
Come Wars burlesque of Star Wars

5/14/16: Brill me tomorrow, Zippy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/14/brill-me-tomorrow-zippy/
Zippy burlesque of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

5/26/16: Thurber the illustrator:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/26/thurber-the-illustrator/
Thurber re-telling of “Little Red Riding Hood”

5/29/16: Kookie Zippy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/29/kookie-zippy/
unidentified parodies from Zippy

7/21/16: Michael Crawford:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/07/21/michael-crawford/
parody of Hopper, homsge to Roz Chast

8/11/16: Sit right down:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/11/sit-right-down/
Zippy parody of “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”

8/18/16: If you wanna be Zippy…:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/18/if-you-wanna-be-zippy/
Zippy burlesque of Jimmy Soul’s “If You Wanna Be Happy”

9/1/16: Skinflints and Accidents:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/09/01/skinflints-and-accidents/
Zippy burlesque of the Strawberry Alarm Clock’s “Incense and Peppermint[s]”

9/9/16: Julian and Sandy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/09/09/julian-and-sandy/
AZ Polari burlesque of the “Valse” / “Waltz” from Façade

9/16/16: Going all the way gay with the X-Men:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/09/16/going-all-the-way-gay-with-the-x-men/
men.com gay porn parody of the X-Men movies

10/16/16: … and his fruit was sweet to my taste:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/16/and-his-fruit-was-sweet-to-my-taste/
burlesque of passage from the Song of Solomon; burlesque of “Lemon Tree”

11/7/16: November 7th, in the liminal zone:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/07/november-7th-in-the-liminal-zone/
burlesque of 1st verse of Longfellow’s “The Children’s Hour”

11/7/16: Seward Johnson:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/07/seward-johnson/
Johnson visual parody (“God Bless America”) of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic”

12/31/16: Surrealists, but especially Jess:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/31/surrealists-but-especially-jess/
parody as criticism, esp. in Jess’s Tricky Cad

1/12/17: Poplar Mechanics:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/12/poplar-mechanics/
parody cover of Popular Mechanics (and Men’s Health)

3/22/17: An outrageous but colorful pun:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/22/an-outrageous-but-colorful-pun/
xkcd parody of “That’s Amore”

4/24/17: Is that a Paschal Peep in your pouch?:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/24/is-that-a-paschal-peep-in-your-pouch/
Lewis Carroll parody of Isaac Watts; AMZ parody of both of these

6/3/17: This is not a President:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/03/this-is-not-a-president/
Annette Müllender parody of Magritte

6/11/17: Making fun of Batman:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/11/making-fun-of-batman/
parodies of Batman comics and tv; Batman parodies of Grant Wood’s American Gothic

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