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Frank E Gibbard

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Frank E Gibbard

(as a fan I hope this paean makes sense to anyone who may be unfamiliar with the film/movie in USA there's a clip to illustrate the "these goes to11" volume bit)



Tap into satire with Spinal Tap

Pop into a rock-fantastic saga

Rip open a big popcorn bag

Dip into the hippiest dipsiest

Zippiest extra-volume-aganza

Thrillingest silliest stagiest act

Most authentical druidical

Stoned at Stonehenge shtick

Tap the comic sap that drips

As if from taps (faucets in USA)

By the chaps in this vehicle

Of comical quips lick those lips

At the heaviest metal licks

From this old head banger

That belongs in Comedy Heaven

Bo Derek remember only rated 10

Spinal Tap goes to eleven



Good clip:

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I remember parts of this movie, Frank, like where the bus ran off the road and burst into flames.icon_lol.gif The end of the poem made me smile:

Bo Derek remember only rated 10

Spinal Tap goes to eleven.

Cleverly executed.



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I enjoyed the sonics of your poem, Frank.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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