Monthly Archives: November 2012

Systems of Mursi

There once was a leading Egyptian/ Who broadened his own job description/ Increasing his sway/ And opponents now say/ He followed Mubarak’s prescription. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20458148

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Hall Answers the Call

There was an old fellow named Hall/ Who got an emergency call/ To be the DG/ Of the old BBC/ Left vacant by Entwistle’s fall. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20451825

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I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea

There is a new boss of the Blues/ Or so I just read in the news/ Roman has made Rafa/ The new Chelsea gaffer/ (Until the next time that they lose). ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20444482

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Type Cast

There was a typewriter from Wales/ That suffered from plummeting sales/ The company Brother/ Will not make another/ (Until new technology fails). ///http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/21/brother_last_uk_typewriter/

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What The Flock?

There once was an old C of E/ That rebuffed its new archbishop’s plea/ The synodal laity/ Reckons the deity/ Can’t bear a she in a see. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20415689

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Croatian Incarceration

There was an old man from Zagreb/ Once PM and quite a celeb/ For this top Croatian/ His incarceration/ Undoubtedly marks a low ebb. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/20/croatia-jails-ivo-sanader-bribes

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Give a Dog a Transplant

There once was a paralysed dog/ That science enabled to jog/ Some cells that it grows/ In its sensitive nose/ Were moved to its spine. I’m agog. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9687253/Hope-for-the-paralysed-as-dogs-helped-to-walk-again.html

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Why DJ Felt a Right Tit

There was an old radio jock/ Who wanted to put back the clock/ To when you might squeeze/ Any boobs that you please/ And not finish up in the dock. ///http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-11-16/dlt-i-have-been-accused-of-squeezing-womens-breasts/ Disclaimers: 1) Any similarity between characters referenced in this … Continue reading

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Jailhouse Crockery

A furniture firm named IKEA/ Said forced labour was not its idea/ But one’s money went far/ In the old GDR/ Perhaps they should try North Korea. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/16/ikea-regrets-forced-labour-germany

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Never Mind the Ballots

There was an election in Gwent/ To pick the cops’ boss by consent/ Amid consternation/ At one polling station/ On voting day no bugger went. ///http://www.metro.co.uk/news/918119-polling-station-in-newport-reports-no-voters-turned-up-at-all-in-pcc-election

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