Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fred’s Dishonourable Discharge

A once noble Knight named Sir Fred/Minus title, is just Fred the Shred/Liz took it away/& back in the day/She mighta said Orf With His Head. http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/fred_goodwin_has_knighthood_cancelled_and_annulled_1_2088118 Advertisements

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Wade a Cheek

A very old man from Dakar/Despite an electoral bar/Is standing again/As he wants to remain/In power till his last hurrah. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/01/201213164550413279.html

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Banker feels Rancour

There was an old banker named Hester/Whom some politicians’d pester/To give up his bonus/”OK, as you own us”/Agreed the reluctant investor.

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Sins of Commission

The European Commission/Should have to be asked for permission/Before Athens spends/So Merkel contends/Amounting to fiscal submission. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-rejects-german-plan-to-surrender-economic-control-6296564.html

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Threat to a Breakup or Storm in a D-Cup?

Lingerie boss Michelle Mone/Says if the Scots go it alone/She’ll pack up her bras, go/Away and leave Glasgow/(An Ultimo-tum, as it’s known). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/scottish-politics/9047395/Ultimo-lingerie-tycoon-Michelle-Mone-I-will-move-my-business-to-England-if-Scotland-becomes-independent.html

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Twitter Blackout

The powers that be here at Twitter/Have made many users feel bitter/To censor a tweet/Is accepting defeat/An act not of fighter but quitter. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/twitter-faces-user-backlash-over-move-to-censor-messages-6295915.html

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Cloud over The Sun

4 senior hacks at the Sun/Were arrested and may yet be done/Along with a cop/As his pals search the shop/Looking out for a nice smoking gun. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jan/28/news-international-four-men-arrested?newsfeed=true

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TV Mystic gets Legalistic

There is a celebrity mystic/Who read the Mail then went ballistic/TV’s Sally Morgan/Is suing the organ/Which thought her claims unrealistic. +++++ This one was a special request from @davidtpegg. So there you go. Do I do requests? Maybe, on a … Continue reading

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Newt’s Lunar Toons

Newt Gingrich has flown the balloon/Of a US-run base on the moon/If he gets his way/There’ll be, I would say/A lunar insurgency soon. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/newt-gingrichs-plan-for-a-moon-base-is-it-science-fiction/2012/01/26/gIQAKVC2TQ_story.html

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Hester’s Pester Power

The boss of the bank RBS/Is to profit from public largess/With a million quid bonus/Be quiet you moaners/Why should #Hester settle for less? http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/27/outrage-mounts-rbs-boss-bonus?newsfeed=true

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