Friday, February 29, 2008

go to town with kodos

Dr. Curmudgeon has the intriguing idea that, as we use leap days to reorganize the year, we should take this opportunity to re-punctuate or otherwise reorganize a text. In this season of political rivalry, I've had Kang and Kodos on my mind, particularly Kodos' inspirational speech as she's running for president, disguised as Bob Dole. It needs very little re-punctuation, but a few formatting changes will give you a sense of the poetry of the cadences.

My fellow Americans.
As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball.
But tonight I say: we must move forward, not backward. Upward, not forward! And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

Kodos: go ahead! Throw your vote away!


Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I also dreamed of being a baseball. And any Simpsons reference anywhere is appreciated.

kermitthefrog said...

Ha. I thought you might. (Both.)