Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Percy Dovetonsils

Video Find of the Day

The only video out there I could find of Percival Dovetonsils, one of my great poetry heroes. I hope it isn't pulled too soon.

The date is somewhere during the Kennedy administration. I was 10 or 11, allowed to stay up late precisely until the end of the Ernie Kovacs show. I had already tried writing poetry before seeing this. Watching Dovetonsils, I figured out what I was doing wrong. I was being WAY too serious.

Ernie Kovacs as Percy Dovetonsils

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