Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mucky Habits

A man with a slurry fixation/ For sexual gratification/ Is down on his luck,/ His passion for muck/ Resulting in incarceration. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-27643702 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/472824085161201664

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Loss of Memory

The new Google privacy setting/ Affords us a chance of forgetting/ And neatly dispenses/ With former offences/ That muck up our positive vetting./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27631001 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/472416418705973248    

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Gist to the Mill

Lord Chilcot will give us the gist/ Of Dubya & Blair’s little tryst:/ They walked in the park/ They talked of Iraq -/ Poor Tony just couldn’t resist. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10863405/Full-account-of-Tony-Blairs-exchanges-with-George-Bush-on-Iraq-war-to-be-kept-secret.html (OK, so Chilcot’s talking about written conversations, I’ve just made it … Continue reading

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Google Drive

Commissioning google to drive/ And keep us unhurt and alive/ Relies on the trope/ To travel in hope/ Is better than just to arrive. ///http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-in-the-car-business/2014/05/28/3191d5d6-e6bf-11e3-a70e-ea1863229397_story.html Commissioning google to drive And keep us unhurt and alive Relies on the trope To travel in hope Is … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure

A Liberal Democrat peer/Said ‘Clegg is a loser, I fear/But if we were able/To ditch him for Cable/It might save our bacon next year’. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27604131 A Liberal Democrat peer Said 'Clegg is a loser, I fear But if we were able To ditch … Continue reading

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Greased Lightning

A Spurs-loving time-serving nutter/ Found AFC’s win made him splutter/ On hearing the news/ He went for the screws/ Entirely covered in butter. ///http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charles-bronson-coats-himself-butter-3611167 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/471288672495874048

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Pole Faulted

There was an old general, a Pole/ Who exercised total control/ Till ructions in Warsaw/ Got worse than he foresaw/ And cost Jaruzelski his role./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/25/general-wojciech-jaruzelski https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/470996733368205312

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Sceptic Tank

The nationalist side flexed its muscles/ In EU electoral tussles/ From mild Eurosceptic/ To quite apoplectic/ Expressing frustration with Brussels. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/european-election-results-2014-farright-parties-flourish-across-europe-in-snub-to-austerity-9434069.html The nationalist side flexed its muscles In EU electoral tussles From mild Eurosceptic To quite apoplectic Expressing frustration at Brussels — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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And one by Dylan Thomas

I just watched A poet in New York Last Night, about Dylan Thomas’s last days. It featured this rather wonderful limerick of his, that I hadn’t come across before: +++ There was an old bugger called God, Who got a … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Ministers

Conservative minister Gove/ Said Lit must be English, by Jove!/ Take Steinbeck and Lee/ Off GCSE/ And let’s have some old British cove. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/michael-gove-axes-to-kill-a-mockingbird-and-other-american-classics-from-english-literature-gcse-syllabus-9432818.html Conservative minister Gove Said Lit must be English, by Jove! Take Steinbeck and Lee Off GCSE And let's have some … Continue reading

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