Saturday, January 05, 2008

SJ's Saturday Jam

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First, we're going to listen to this oldie but goodie. It does have a good beat and you can dance to it if you wish. I might, so don't be shy.



And then -- and then we're going to Bastardize some Bard. I know, it's been way too long! Your assignment today is to rewrite this short passage in modern vernacular. You need not limit yourself to three lines.

O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

- Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at II, ii)

I'll go first.

Oh, for heaven's sake, dude! Quit your sniveling and pay
Her no mind! She's not only in the throes of a massive
Case of PMS but there's also a full moon. Look up!
News flash -- she'll love you again in 48 hours. Buck up!

12 comments:

/t. said...

don't build
a house
on sand

(or on a hillside in california)

/t.

Charles said...

Quit your swearing to heaven, nothing stays the same. What goes around, comes around. Do you want people to think your love comes and goes?

puerileuwaite said...

So THAT explains it: they're the BAND! With the 5 of them just standing around, I thought there was a waiters' strike.

Serena Joy said...

Boy, ain't that the truth, /t.:)

That has a nice resonance to it, Charles.:)

You're thinking of their day job, Puggy.:)

Sling said...

I.LOVE.The 50's!..
You did such a great job of modernizing Shakespeare,that I can only offer the following lame attempt at poetry.
What manner of deception this,
whose cyclic brilliance would persist,
in compelling mine own,humble self,
to dwell in the corner of a rooftop?"
..

Serena Joy said...

I like the 50s, too, Sling. Some great music came out of that era. Hey, your verse isn't lame at all. I like it!:)

NYD said...

Hey SJ. Sorry that I haven't been around lately. Here's wishing you a happy new year and hope that all the fun continues this year and for many more as well.

Serena Joy said...

Hi 'ya, NYD. I hope you had a good trip home to the States and happy holidays. I wish you a New Year filled with fun and laughter.

G-Man said...

"She's a crazy bitch!
Even crazier on a full moon.."

I'll even Haiku this fucker..

You had better run
When the Moon is full and bright
Stay out of her way!!

xoxxbgxoxoxox

Serena Joy said...

LOL, Galen. Of course, we all know I never have any bitchy moments.:-)
xoxo

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Ok, better late than never...and I can't top G-man today, so I'm not even going to try!!

O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.


Don't swear to be constant by swearing on something that changes every second, you dimwit.

Serena Joy said...

A most excellent rendering, Lady Greeny.:)