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May 18, 2005


Britney and Kevin: Anticlimactic

When my mother moved recently, my sister and I spent a weekend sorting through boxes and boxes of old papers and art projects and report cards. Among many other treasures, I uncovered a heap of truly, singularly terrible high school poetry. This collection of my early work, written largely in free verse on purple loose leaf paper, was so mortifying, so self-involved, and reflected anguish over issues so banal - and so boring - that I didn't even finish the first page before I ran into the kitchen and buried it under the coffee grounds in the garbage can, never to resurface.

Unfortunately, dear readers, Britney Spears has put her high school poetry on national television. And although I was only able to watch about 15 minutes of the humpfest that is Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, it made me squirm and roll my eyes in much the same way as my box of poems did. I can only hope, for her sake, that the show continues to be so uninteresting that it will be quickly forgotten.

And just for your enjoyment, here is a list of words that high-school goth poets consistently misspell.

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