Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Know your audience

Momentarily we will return to our all poetry format, wherein I post YouTube videos here I have made of famous poetry set to music, and then crudely crafted into music videos.

These are magnificently popular among my poetry-starved readers. 

I mean, they would be if I had any poetry-starved readers. 

Oddly the whole world is kind of topped-up on poetry right now, but can't get enough pool-cleaning videos.

No judgment.

But this brings me to the point of today's missive: You have to know your audience!

For instance, ten minutes ago at the front desk of my library, a patron came up to me and said "I can't find one of the items on hold for me."

So I said, "This is the worst thing I have ever seen happen in thirty years working at this library!" 

Then I added darkly, "Someone will pay for it." 

Then I went to find the book.

This is pretty cheeky. I could only do it because I knew my audience.

Which, alas, is not the same as getting the audience to like me. 


  1. “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.”
    ~ William S. Burroughs

    1. "Outside of laughter, a dark quote by a famous person is the best response one can usually hope for."

      -Groucho Marx


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