User, how do I repay you for your following me, and for your exquisite sensitivity with the English language?
With a joke answer.
TISM: a humorous band of the 80s–00s in Australia. Its membership overrepresented by English teacher types.
- They had a poem about Wilfred Owen, who at the time featured in the Year 12 curriculum (Song: Gas! Gas! An Ecstasy of Fumbling. With the chorus: “Come on baby, lemme take you home. /I’m as sexy as Wilfred Owen.”)
- They had a rant about Jim Morrison being a bad poet beloved of teenagers who could not understand William Blake.
- And they had this:
Well… TS Elliot lost his wallet
When he went into town,
Serves him right for hanging out
With the likes of Ezra Pound.
TS Elliot thinks he’s famous
because he’s a genius,
But don’t you know I’m ambivalent
About the modernist achievement.
… If you unfollow me after this, Anya, I understand.