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'04 Tuna

Looking for low puns at the expense of the light classical repertoire? Well, friends, you've come to the right place.

This brief parody that I devised a couple of years back -- and which is rumored, thanks to a family connection, to have enjoyed a brief popularity backstage at the Los Angeles Opera -- conjoins a notoriously overused choral work with a difficult-to-overuse Gershwin tune. Everybody sing along now!

You say "fortuna" and I say "fontana"
You say "carmina" and I say "burana"
Fortuna! Fontana! Carmina! Burana!
Let's Carl the whole thing Orff!

Still not satisfied? A loud, scary MIDI version of Mr. Orff's Opus is available here. (Caution: It launches itself automatically and may scare your pets, small children, or co-workers.)


David Giacalone

I guess Evan calling you witty this morning has gone to your head, Sir Fool. Just Orfful! (but delightfully so)

Rick Coencas

O Fortuna, I actually had to look this up. At first I thought you were going off on the Monty Python Cheeseshop sketch. "O fontina, o camenbert, it is a bit runny today, sir".

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