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Levi Johnston wants a retraction after Shatner's NBC beat tweets

November 5, 2009 |  1:12 pm

Shatner And it's all fun and games until someone adds bongos to a Twitter account...

Imagine beat poetry in 140 characters or less.

Performed by William Shatner.

On Conan O'Brien's "Tonight Show."

Written, allegedly, by Levi Johnston. Or -- maybe by "Fake Levi Johnston"?

At any rate, the Shatner sketch really happened, and the real Levi Johnston is ticked. And he's invited his lawyer to the party, TMZ reports.

And we thought everything was better with bongos.

E! Online has the story "in happier times," before Levi said, "Hey, that's not  my Twitter page" and demanded a retraction from NBC. The "Tonight Show" video is there as well, plus links to Shatner's Sarah Palin beat tweet performances from back in July.

(Be aware that this aired on late-night network TV, where you can more readily say certain words that aren't in fact profane.)

-- Christie D'Zurilla

P.S. It's not as if Shatner hasn't done this kind of thing before. Hey, the man just loves poetry

Photo: William Shatner accepts the Ultimate Scream award in Los Angeles on Oct. 17. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press