Sunday, August 9, 2009

If not "Mad Men" then "Everett True"

Many additional examples here.

1 comment:

Tulkinghorn said...

I think the link you want is this one:

Everett True was an early hero of mine and an important influence.

Perfect for YouTube, if you think about it...

The spiritual source of all this is the song of the Lord High Executioner from Mikado:

There's the banjo serenader, and the others of his race,
And the piano-organist--I've got him on the list!
And the people who eat peppermint and puff it in your face,
They never would be missed--they never would be missed!
Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this, and every country but his own;
And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
And who "doesn't think she waltzes, but would rather like to
And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist--
I don't think she'd be missed--I'm sure she'd not he missed!

CHORUS. He's got her on the list--he's got her on the list;
And I don't think she'll be missed--I'm sure
she'll not be missed!