a) 27 ANTEDATED (b) 12 BINGEING (c) 5 BEATIFICATION (d) 17 CONSECRATIONS (e) 10 CHESTIEST (f) 13 COMMENCEMENT (g) 14 CONDESCENDED (h) 28 COUNTERFEITER (i) 1 CRACKERJACK (j) 15 EARNESTNESS (k) 16 OLIGOPOLIES (l) 3 ANTICOAGULANT (m) 25 SPOILSPORT (n) 30 INVENTIVENESS (o) 2 ORANGOUTANG
(p) 23 PROPRIETARIES (q) 26 STEPSISTER (r) 22 PRESSURES (s) 8 ENTRAPMENT (t) 6 RUCKSACKS (u) 19 OUTSHOUT (v) 4 SHAREWARE (w) 20 PHYSIOGRAPHY (x) 7 EINSTEINIUM (y) 21 WHIPPERSNAPPER The impostors are 9, 1 l, 18, 24, and 29.
Begging to be ferociously performed, as it was by Estelle Parsons on the recording Kenward Elmsiie Revisited (Painted Smiles Records, 1982), the lyrics read as performed volubility ("The Poil of the Palais Blau Taj Mahal"), as Wallace Stevens's surface of "glittering nonsense" (Bamberger 195), and as surrealist pop art ("Me and my giant orangoutang
Were we to be driven out of India this day, nothing would remain to tell that it had been possessed, during the inglorious period of our dominion, by anything better than the orangoutang
or the tiger.
The Magnolia State has generated a continuous stream of the most rabidly racist public officials of this century, from Governor and Senator James Vardaman (who, commenting on a particularly vicious lynching, said, "I sometimes think that one could look upon a scene of that kind and suffer no more moral deterioration than he would by looking upon the burning of an Orangoutang
that had stolen a baby or a viper that had stung an unsuspecting child to death") to Congressman John Rankin; the venomous Governor Theodore Bilbo; his understudies and successors in the Senate, James Eastland and John Stennis; sixties archsegregationist Governor Ross Barnett; to the current Governor and de facto Klansman, Kirk Fordice, and his thinly veiled counterparts in the Senate, Trent Lott and Thad Cochran.