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Thread #94186   Message #3250237
Posted By: clueless don
04-Nov-11 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Subject: RE: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
I have a definite memory of a poem that appeared in Mad Magazine (almost certainly in the 1960s). It was either a parody of, or a tribute to, the Edgar Guest poem "It Couldn't be Done". All I remember (and even that memory is shaky) is that it ended:

I started to sing
as I tackled the thing
that couldn't be done.

They went on to say something along the lines of "So, what did you think? That we would go for the obvious gag line where the guy wouldn't be able to do it?"

Anyone else remember anything about it?