OT, but perhaps interesting

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 18 20:33:05 UTC 2010

A example  of seemingly-spontaneous "folk-poetry" (in quotes because I
have no real idea whether this qualifies for that definition).

Twenty-ish, Southern, black male speaker of the usual type of "guests"
on the Jerry Springer Show:

"Don't leave me, baby!
You the Red Bull of my soul!
You give my heart wings!"

The slogan of the so-called "energy drink," Red Bull, is

"Red Bull gives you wings!"

Since my wife was unaware of this, therefore not seeing why I
considered the above worth posting, I thought that I'd better mention
that, just in case.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

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