Monthly Archives: October 2012

New York Stories

There was a big fire in Rockaway/ The storm tore a boardwalk & dock away/ A levee was broken/ A flood hit Hoboken/ And cars reappeared half a block away. /// Advertisements

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Cyclonic Inferno

There once was a tropical storm/ Which merged with a cold front to form/ A cyclone so huge/ It caused a deluge/ That greatly exceeded the norm. ///http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/sandy-slams-new-york-new-jersey-washington-region-spared-major-devastation/2012/10/30/5eeab77a-222e-11e2-8448-81b1ce7d6978_story.html

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Sandy Heads for Shore

Hurricane Sandy could flatten/ New Jersey & bits of Manhattan/ It’s just as we feared/ The coast is now cleared/ Not many more hatches to batten. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811

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Effing Ref

A football team known as the Blues/ Whose captain’s been known to abuse/ & use the odd eff/ Accuses the ref/ Whose sending-offs helped it to lose. ///http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/ref-clattenburg-will-be-sacked-if-he-racially-abused-mikel-says-jeff-winter-8230274.html

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A Touch Obvious

There is an old star of glam rock/ Whose arrest isn’t too big a shock/ As he sang Touch Me There/ Mr G, to be fair/ Always pointed direct at his (Twitter 140-character limit reached). ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20114378

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Life is for Quitters

Advice about health in the Lancet/ Is giving up fags may enhance it/ So women who quit/ Are more often fit/ You might be OK, but why chance it? ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9637527/Women-who-quit-smoking-by-40-can-live-an-extra-decade.html

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Conviction Politician

There was an old man from Milan/ Who was given 4 years in the can/ He fiddled his tax/ And covered his tracks/ Till one day the shit hit the fan. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20102215

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The Rich Get Richer (And The Poor Get Children)

The fellow they call IDS/ Says poor people ought to breed less/ Gotta earn a few quid/ Before having a kid/ (Or send them up chimneys, I guess). ///The fellow they call IDS/Says poor people ought to breed less/Gotta earn … Continue reading

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Trump Card

There is an old fellow named Trump/ Apparently quite off his chump/ He’s offering piles/ For Obama’s old files/ To help Romney out on the stump. ///http://news.sky.com/story/1002207/trump-5m-for-obamas-school-travel-records

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Bettison Jettisoned (again)

A Yorkshireman known as Sir Norman/ Has handed his pass to the doorman/ He misled reporters/ By blaming supporters/ So quit as a senior lawman. ///http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2012/10/25/norman-bettison-finally-resigns-over-hillsborough-allegations-after-weeks-of-pressure-100252-32099851/

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