Not to hog Mercer's newly minted blog but this was too good not to post about. Speaking of being 7 and reading Cracked magazine, I actually remember this episode of Ripley's Believe it or Not! dedicated to sound poetry. As a rule I find sound poetry created post-1924 funny for all the wrong reasons...unless it's performed by Marie Osmond!
Link of Osmond reading a Hugo Ball poem
courtesy WFMU and Kenny G