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  •  Oh, lawks, just found the rest of it (7+ / 0-)

    The parody is called "The Spaniel":

    "The Spaniel" by Edgar, Al, & Moe (From Mad Magazine)

    "Once upon a midnight cautious, while I pondered, weak and nauseous,
    Over some advertising copy I had wrote for Macy's store -
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a yapping,
    As of someone loudly yapping, yapping at my office door.
    'Tis some client there,' I muttered,'yapping at my office door -
    only this and nothing more.'

    Then I felt my terror worsen, for my guest was not a person!
    In there stepped a cocker spaniel, naturally I jumped in fear.
    Tried to climb an oaken panel, ripping there my new grey flannel,
    But the spaniel merely stood there, speaking out with voice so clear -
    Speaking out like Jack Lescoulie, in a voice both loud and clear -
    Quoth the spaniel - 'Drink Blatz Beer!'

    How I marveled this ungainly dog who did commercials plainly;
    How he spoke the message clearly; selling points he underscored.
    For I could not help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet could mouth a slogan without sounding
    Slightly bored -
    Most announcers being human, can't help sounding
    slightly bored -
    Quoth the spaniel, 'Buy a Ford!'

    Thus this dog with voice like Murrow made my heavy
    brow unfurl;
    Thoughts of fortunes I could make now made me shake
    down to my knees.
    But the spaniel set me grieving then by turning tail
    and leaving.
    Naturally, I begged him tarry, crying out, 'Stay
    with me, please!'
    Chasing him along the hallway, crying out, 'Stay
    with me, please!'
    Quoth the spaniel, 'Eat Kraft Cheese!'"

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:09:57 PM PST

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