Monthly Archives: August 2012

They don’t give ATOS

A firm that did not give a toss/ Got disabled protesters quite cross/ Assessing for benefit/ ATOS found many fit/ Causing the poor further loss. ////http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/31/paralympic-sponsor-atos-hit-protests?newsfeed=true Advertisements

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Abramovich Ever-more-rich

There were 2 extremely rich Russians/ Whose argument had repercussions/ As B Berezovsky/ Was told to F.Off-ski/ By court after legal discussions. ////http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boris-berezovsky-loses-roman-abramovich-claim-8099260.html

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Clint Goes Every Which Way

A Republican actor named Clint/ Got up on the stage for a stint/ But it wasn’t so great/ As he lost the debate/ To a chair that had nobody in’t. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/clint-eastwood-mocked-over-mitt-romney-speech-8098948.html

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Chocs Away!

Research says the average bloke/ Reduces the chance of a stroke/ By chocolate consumption/ But it’s my assumption/ It isn’t so helpful to smoke. ////http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/29/chocolate-reduces-risk-of-strokes-for-men

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The Plane in Spain

A passenger aircraft from Spain/ Set a hijacking drama in train/ As radio silence/ Provoked fears of violence/ & Dutch forces boarded the plane. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/9506959/Communication-breakdown-sparks-Schiphol-airport-hijack-panic.html

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Strauss Declares

There is an old cricketer, Strauss/ Who’s leaving the ECB house/ He says he’s to cease/ Due to form at the crease/ And not over Pietersen’s grouse. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/england-captain-andrew-strauss-retires-from-professional-cricket-8091853.html

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Live on Mars?

A musical Rover on Mars/ Played will.i.am’s Reach for the Stars/ Amid consternation/ A whole constellation/ Awoke to its opening bars. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9505062/Nasas-Curiosity-rover-broadcasts-new-will.i.am-song-from-Mars.html

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It’s an Ill Wind…

The Republican National Convention/ Is held amid some apprehension/ As stormy winds hamper/ The party in Tampa/ Can this be divine intervention? ///http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-breezy-tampa-republicans-press-ahead-with-convention/2012/08/27/56931424-f046-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_story.html

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Estuary Bestiary

There was a big runaway feline/ For whom UK press made a beeline/ Essex man sat indoors/ Midst the audible roars/ Of the infamous Clacton-on-Sealion. ////http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/26/lion-on-the-loose-in-essex

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Man in the Moon, Gone too Soon

There was an old fellow named Neil/ Whose life was a very big deal/ He trod on the moon/ Altho rather soon/ Conspiracists said “it ain’t real”. ///http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/science/space/neil-armstrong-dies-first-man-on-moon.html?pagewanted=all

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