Off topic: William McGonagall broadsheets sell for $13k

by Josh Kimball

If you do not know the poetry of William McGonagall, you should. It’s a rare kind of genius. Not a good kind of genius, but a rare one. The Wall Street Journal on the man who has been called the world’s worst poet.

To wit, from “An Address to the New Tay Bridge”:

Beautiful new railway bridge of the Silvery Tay,
With your strong brick piers and buttresses in so grand array,
And your thirteen central girders, which seem to my eye
Strong enough all windy storms to defy.