|The Mighty Boosh, alive. Courtesy of Wiki Commons.|
Greetings Garden Dwellers. Welcome back to Out of Standard, where I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme. I will call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday, but caution: there will be a twist is a twist. Let’s move onward to September’s challenge...
Folks, sometimes it’s most difficult to find inspiration in the absurdly sublime. So for this month’s out of standard, I am calling upon the most ridiculously awesome thing I know....The Mighty Boosh.
The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy troupe featuring comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. They have developed a TV series for the BBC, a radio show, and this October they are reuniting for a comedy tour. And yet despite the abundance of Boosh material, today’s challenge will focus on one short bit: Future Sailors. Below is a clip and the lyrics to an original Boosh Song.
Write a poem using any of the Future Sailor’s lyrics EXCEPT the lines I have stricken through...those were too standard. You must use the whole line of lyric and not just one word. Go ahead, my muddy buddies, let the brilliance of electro and futuristic sea shanties invade you brain meats and bring us back something startling, shiny, and new.
We're future sailors
KEEP IN MIND
Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.