Dead bent like a merchant ivory gent
Yoni’s “dead bent,” or concentrating on, his dreams of having a family; an ivory merchant causes death because it’s not like elephants are exactly giving their tusks away. Might also be a callout to MF DOOM’s “Dead Bent.” Merchant/Ivory are a director/producer duo who tend to make period pieces about Edwardian England.
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