You spoilt the game, no matter what you say. For only metal. What a bore.
Day: January 20, 2017
It’s great how traditionalist white dudes who never saw me as an equal (I never could be, by the design of God) are now confused and outraged that I’m behaving differently from them, and feeling different things. Pick a lane, my dudes. We’re equivalent or we aren’t.
I probably focused on a different thing in the Betsy DeVos hearing than most people, and that thing was the words “in Wapiti, Wyoming.” Wapiti!
I have discovered:
(1) It’s not spelled Woppity (am slightly disappointed)
(2) it’s an alternate name for Elk (from the Cree)
(3) It’s in not one but two Ogden Nash poems. Here is the first one, titled “The Wapiti”:
There goes the Wapiti Hippety-hoppity!
And here is the second one, titled “The Hobby Horse,” obviously a callback:
I'll tell you the kind of horse I've got He'd rather gallop than trot, trot, trot He can jump like a wallaby, run like a wapiti He's my very own clippety-cloppety property. He's herbivorous, so I call him Herbie And if he were alive, he'd win the derby.
Best American poet of all time. I’m calling it.
It is possible Ogden Nash wrote yet more poems about wapiti (it is likely he could not resist writing futher poems about wapiti) but these are the two I could find.
The anti-Obama backlash had a cute name. I want a cute name. I mocked up some concept art in Microsoft Paint.
Our tendrils are everywhere!
Cool kid “I made a linocut” variation (not really, it’s photoshop):