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Everyone Imitates Art 

Diane receives what she believes is a "promising" rejection letter from a literary magazine for a poem she submitted. To prove that the letter is nothing more than a form letter, Sam bets ... See full summary »

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Diane receives what she believes is a "promising" rejection letter from a literary magazine for a poem she submitted. To prove that the letter is nothing more than a form letter, Sam bets her that if he submits a poem to the same magazine, he too will receive the same letter. Much to Sam's surprise, the poem he submits gets published in the magazine. Diane, believing that Sam has plagiarized a previously published work, lives for a week solely on coffee and cigarettes as she madly rifles through every poetry book to find the poem Sam submitted. She hits the furthest deeps of despair when offhandedly Woody mentions to her that he too submitted a poem to the magazine and received the exact same rejection letter as Diane. Feeling that Diane has gone through enough anguish, Sam admits to Diane the source of what was truly his previously unpublished poem. Meanwhile, Carla, the Elvis Presley fanatic, takes a trip to Graceland on the 10th anniversary of his death. Written by Huggo

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The melody Woody is whistling in the cold opening is "Baby Elephant Walk" by Henry Mancini, from the John Wayne movie Hatari! (1962). See more »

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Carla Tortelli: Of all the stinkin', dirty, rotten, maggot-sucking, vermin-infested stinkweeds...
Norm Peterson: Practicing your Mother of the Year speech again, Carla?
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Everyone Imitates Art (#5.10)
20 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane submits her poetry to a magazine and is rejected. She doesn't want to believe that it is a rejection letter so Sam wants to prove it to her and submits poetry too. Only his is published. Diane is crushed but she is sure he plagiarized and keeps on looking for it. Turns out it was one of her poems that she wrote him in a letter, which as it seems he had saved.

A fun story. Is it possible for somebody not to recognize their own poem? I don't think so, but it was fun anyways.

Although it had a sad moment too, the time Diane thinks that she will never be anything but a waitress really got to me


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