Doing their utmost, as usual, to defy the stereotype that book publishing types are cape-wearing drama nerds, Galleycat solicited Ben Greenman-style show-tune parodies of works of literature. Today, the results are in, and while some of them are as sad and clunky as the filler numbers in Dreamgirls, there are some high points. We especially liked this Cole Porter by way of One Minute Book Reviewer Janice Harayda take on our favorite Gay American:

You're the top!
You're a Turnpike rest stop.
You're the top!
You're an NJ state cop.
You're the platinum in a recording by Bon Jovi.
You're a Springsteen CD,
A Rutgers QB.
You're a Princeton c.v.,
You're the Nets.
You're the Pulaski Skyway,
You're a sunset on Cape May.
I'm a washed-up pol, a complete mess, a flop,
But if, honey, I'm the bottom you're the top!

Ha, man, if Cole Porter could only know that someone was imputing a dirty gay meaning into those innocent words!

We Asked For It: Your Showtune Parodies [Galleycat]