Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Funky Time

In looking up the word funky, I found many definitions.

In music, it is a type of jazz, having an earthy, blues-based quality or character.

As an adjective, it means overcome with great fear, terrified.
Also having an offensive smell ; evil-smelling, foul.
Characterized by originality and modishness.
Outlandishly vulgar or eccentric in a humorous on tongue-in-cheek manner.

Well, that gives me something to work with (I hope,lol)

Funky Time

Donkey Kong was a funky monkey.
Liked to throw barrels
And thought he was hunky.
Knocked Mario down,
Made him go kerplunky.
What do you think about that?

Even in music
With rhythm and rhyme,
It was possible to have
A funky time.
A song called Funkytown
Comes to mind.
What do you think about that?

Ever smelled the aroma
Of old gym sneaks?
A truly funky smell
That really reeks
There's even a contest
For the nastiest sneaks
What do you think about that?

Now to a magazine,
MAD, by name
Used very funky humor
In it's rise to fame.
Of it's covers
You could say the same.
What do you think about that?

Even cartoons can
Be funky too.
South Park, Ren and Stimpy,
Just to name a few
Who can forget Beavis and Butthead?
(Thought I'd like to)
What do you think about that?

On Funk and Wagnell's
Back porch,
Johnny used to insist,
Was a mayonaise jar
With a real funky list.
Questions to answers,
Now that was a twist.
What do you think about that?

This is the End
Of my poem about funky.
My brain is broken,
Fried up and crunchy.
Padraig, this is your fault.
You suggested funky.
What do you think about that?


  1. "My brain is broken"

    I can relate.

  2. That was some funked up poem! LOL I loved the original donkey Kong! Yes I was an 80's teen!

  3. I like it! I often feel as if I have a fried and crunchy brain as well!

  4. Ah, the myriad meanings of "funky"!

  5. Haven't played Donkey Kong in years! And used to have that LIPPS INC. Funkytown on vinyl. And don't get me started on my achin' brain with all this rain. Mian St. is flooded again..bad( even the cops came to check it out, HA!)

  6. Fun play on the theme. touched on a lot of memories for me growing up. Donkey Kong was a blast. Cartoons! Love it

  7. Love it! Love "kerplunky"! hahahaha

    Great poem!

  8. What do I think? I think you wrote a really fun poem.

  9. Ren and Stimpy is awesome! hahaha! gross but awesome. it's definitely not a kids cartoon. :P haha.

  10. Is there really a funky sneaks contest? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww. Fun poem, but Ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

  11. what do i think about that...? Simply marvelously Funky!

  12. Ren n' Stimpy's Space Madness has got to be one of the funkiest, funniest toons ever. Just sayin'.

    I think this is my favorite funky post so far!

  13. Gawd you reminded me of my father's passion for his Funk and Wagnalls and we hated them because they weren't the Encyclopaedia Britannica . .fun poem! Ha Ren and Stimpy . .Happy Happy Joy Joy! See, not as old as I am . .well . .you know what I mean.