Sunday, 10 August 2008

The Number Twenty Two

The number twenty two (13 April 1939 – 22 December 1981) was a number that directly followed the number twenty one and preceded the number twenty three.

For much of its life, the number twenty two was a celebrated minimalist poet, although it drifted towards criticism of postmodern architecture in its later years. In the summer of 1980, the number twenty two was often found in the shadow of the Transamerica Pyramid, staring into a glass of tepid water.

Much of the number twenty two’s major poetic work is still taught in Canadian colleges and South American Baptist churches.

The number twenty two was said to have been highly disappointed with James Belushi’s contribution to the motion picture comedy K-9. It is believed that this disappointment led to the number twenty two’s death.

Selected bibliography

The Fisted Ham Tree (1955; published posthumously, 1998)

In Preceding My Enemies (1971)

Robert Venturi Ate My Toes (1979)

[submitted by Sam Oborne, thanks Sam]

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