Saturday, November 14, 2009


I came across a line from Deteriorata, National Lampoons 1972 parody of Max Ehrmann's poem Desiderata.  Click on the links to learn more.  After all these years, it still makes me laugh.  For those of you who remember it, enjoy this walk down memory lane.  If you've never heard it before, consider this part of your popular education.

I'm sure I'd never heard or read the original poem upon which this was based.  But now that I'm older and have the resource of 'the internets' (sic), I was able to find it quite easily.  The original poem is quite charming, though I can see why National Lampoon chose to parody it.