Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fire Sale

There was an old torch, second-hand/ That sold for 100+ grand/ But many may feel/ The Olympic ideal/ Comes out badly from this tarnished brand. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/sale-of-olympic-torches-on-ebay-ignites-controversy-7769520.html

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Serb Perturbs

There is an old man in Belgrade/ Who won a big vote, I’m afraid/ For neighbours suspect/ The new leader-elect/ & the wartime role Nikolic played. /// http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/uk-serbia-president-idUKBRE84K0FR20120521 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomislav_Nikoli%C4%87

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Abdelbaset, the Libyan asset

Old Mr Megrahi has died/ The one man successfully tried/ For the Lockerbie terror/ But which was the error/ To free him, or put him inside? /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18139453  

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Chillax? Don’t Do It

  Dave Cameron likes to “chillax”/ (Or so says a book by two hacks)/ With home karaoke/  But I think that’s hokey/ And really he reads about tax.

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Geeks bearing Gifts?

Zuckerberg, king of the geeks/ Will be, in a matter of weeks/ Like a zillionaire/ With his big Facebook share/ So will Mr Z bail out the Greeks? /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/may/17/facebook-ipo-key-players

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Summer Lovin’

Farewell disco queen Donna Summer/ Altho dying now is a bummer/ You’ll sing “I feel love”/ With the angels above/ & maybe duet with Joe Strummer. /// http://news.sky.com/home/showbiz-news/article/16230252

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The Reign in Spain Is Causing UK Pain

A queen named Sofia of Spain/ Has made it abundantly plain/ As she wants to alter/ The state of Gibraltar/ She won’t come and cheer Liz’s reign. /// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/9270896/Queen-Sofia-to-snub-Diamond-Jubilee-lunch-over-Gibraltar-row.html  

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The Leaving of Liverpool

There was an old fellow named Kenny / Who flew off to Boston and then ‘e/ Got fired by the bosses/ As Liverpool’s losses/ Amounted to 14 too many. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/16/kenny-dalglish-leaves-liverpool-owners

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Howe Could You?

There was an old man named Lord Howe/ Who caused an imperial row/ Saying litre and metre/ Are neater than feet’re/ So Britain must go metric now. /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18083345

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Donner und Blitzen!

Francois Hollande, in a plane/ Was flying in terrible rain/ It got hit by lightning/ But even more frightening/ He kept Merkel waiting in vain!  /// http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jgzIjIl4jlPqgj63CPKzfwqcyk7Q?docId=N0129801337102501046A

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