Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tom n Kate’s Farewell Date

Celebrity pair Tom & Katie/ Are not any more quite so matey/ It says in the news/ In which Holmes & Cruise/ Distract us from topics more weighty. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18653268 Advertisements

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Sign On You Crazy Diamond*

A silly old banker named Bob/ Declared “I will not quit my job/ The fixing of Libor/ Was not guilt that I bore/ Twas Big Boy & Dude & that mob”. /// http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/  *Credit to The Sun for the headline. … Continue reading

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Health Without Wealth

There was an old court in DC/ That decreed “let Obamacare be”/ Making access to health/ Less dependent on wealth/ Tho still a way off being free. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/28/supreme-court-upholds-obama-healthcare-reforms

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Bob’s Big Job

There was an old banker named Bob/ Who somehow is still in a job/ But Barclays fixed rates/ So he & his mates/ Will not get their bonuses (sob!)  /// http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/27/uk-barclays-libor-idUKBRE85Q0PM20120627

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Big Liz? Big Brenda? What’s in a Name

There is an old clock named Big Ben/ That used to ring in News at 10/ It chimes every hour/ Up high in a tower/ Which gets a new name now & then. /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18592966 NB As you all know, … Continue reading

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Joking Apart

There once was a fella whose tweet/ Fell foul of the boys with flat feet/ Fined for a joke/ The Doncaster bloke/ May wish he had just hit delete. //// http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/feb/08/judgment-reserved-twitter-threat-appeal

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No Blasts From The Past

There was an old man in Belfast/ Whose pals were behind the odd blast/ But he and Liz shook/ So we’ll now overlook/ McGuinness’s IRA past.  /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18607911

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Springtime for Qaeda (+ link to radio item)

This one was read out at the end of the World at One – 44.30 minutes in:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01k1n24 There once was an Arabic Spring/ Which most people thought a good thing/ Now MI5’s leader/ Says more Al Qaeda/ Is one … Continue reading

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RIP Lonesome George

There was a Galapagos tortoise/ Who sired no sons & no daughters/ The last of his kind/ Old Lonesome George pined/ He’s stiff now but that’s rigor mortis. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18574279

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England Put On The Spot

England got beaten by Italy/ & tho it was not done so prettily/ The better side won/ So an inquest’s begun/ Into why we do spotkicks so shittily. /// http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/euro-2012-england-head-home-as-penalty-jinx-strikes-yet-again-7879839.html

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