The .doc File of J. Alfred Prufrock

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Writer Sam Starbuck has penned, hands-down, the geekiest homage to T.S. Eliot‘s “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” yet attempted.

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A sample stanza from “The .doc File of J. Alfred Prufrock“:

And indeed there will be time
To wonder, “Is this wanky?” “Is this fair?”
Time to turn back and descend the stair
With a comment on the level of your player
[They will say: “How his server’s lagging slow!”]
My morning cosplay, collar mounting firmly to the chin
My website rich and modest, but accessed by a simple login
[They will say: “But how his content’s growing thin!”]
Do I dare
Disturb the interwebs?
In a minute there is time
For fanfictions and revisions which Google Docs may reverse.

(Sam Starbuck via MeFi, Boing Boing)


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