The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1227145
Posted By: Rapparee
16-Jul-04 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
You Are Old, William Shatner
(a parody of Lewis Carroll)

"You are old, William Shatner," the young man said,
"And your hair has become very thin;
And yet you incessantly wear a bad wig
Do you think, at your age, this is "in"?

"In my youth," William Shatner replied to his son,
"I feared that it would be in bad taste;
But, now that I'm perfect sure I have none,
Not do do so would be quite a waste."

"You've grown plumb," said the youth, "Did I mention before?
Indeed, you've grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you tried a back-somersault in at the door
Pray what is the reason for that?"

"In my youth," said the sage, as he shook his few locks,
"I kept all my limbs very supple
And by very good luck avoided the pox --
Unlike you, with your brain of a bubble."

"You are old," said the youth, "and your brain is too weak
For anything tougher than mime;
Yet you've massacred Shakespeare, Shaw, and the rest
Pray, why did you commit this fell crime?"

"In my youth," said his father, "I took to the stars,
And commanded the Enterprise there;
And the dictatorial powers I thereby enjoyed,
Have created this cross you must bear."

"You are old," said the youth, "one would hardly suppose
That your voice was as steady as ever;
Yet you failed on recordings of wonderful songs
What made you think you were so clever?"

"I have answered three questions, and that is enough,"
Said his father. "Don't mess with your Pop!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I'll call for a cop!"