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Way Out West There’s A Fella I Wanna Tell Ya About…

April 24, 2009

goes by the name ethan coen.  i only mention it because sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say a poet, ’cause, what’s a poet? sometimes, there’s a man.  and I’m talkin’ about ethan coen–the filmmaker and poet. …

yours trulies have a long bizarre history of dopplegangering the coen brothers.  it’s true.  we suspect they are everywhere and for a long long time before wikipedia, we thought that one of the coen brothers moonlighted as a writer for the simpsons.  this, of course, turned out not to be true.


but while we weren’t looking, that sneaky lil ethan coen went and wrote a book of poems!

… The Kubla Khan can butt in line;
The biggest brute can take what’s mine;
When heavyweights break wind, that’s fine;

the bitchy jealous reviewer in me is stunned silent.  and yet i am sure we can all see that ethan has a very rudyard kipling thing happening here.  so if you’re down, go get your own copy of The Drunken Driver Has The Right Of Way. personally, our favorite coen brothers poem has always been:

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