Friday, June 15, 2012

I Yam What Khayyam

What would Vincent Price do in a harem?
Would he mince, and say "Boo!" and just scare 'em?
Or despoil goil by goil,
And then boil them in oil,
And for dinner on skewers prepare 'em?

Vincent Price is Omar Khayyám, the future writer of the Rubáiyát, in Son of Sinbad (Ted Tetzlaff, 1955). Here's an earlier limerick on the bawdy Son of Sinbad.

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