Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sun Sets On Page 3

Farewell to page 3 of The Sun/ From now on the paper will run/ Bikini-clad tits/ Which better befits/ The serious news on page one./// http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/19/has-the-sun-axed-page-3-topless-pictures Farewell to #page3 of The Sun From now on the paper will run Bikini-clad tits Which better … Continue reading

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Party Poopers

In Devon a 5-year-old kid/ Did not attend – heaven forbid!/ His friend’s birthday bash/ And so must pay cash -/ The parents demand 16 quid./// http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/fiveyearold-reportedly-invoiced-15-for-failing-to-turn-up-to-friends-birthday-party-9987217.html In Devon a 5-year-old kid Did not attend – heaven forbid! His friend's birthday bash And … Continue reading

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Inner Pickle

Communities minister Eric/ Has angered the odd Muslim cleric/ By writing a letter/ To say “could do better”/ Which made them distinctly choleric./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30877447 Communities minister Eric Has angered the odd Muslim cleric By writing a letter To say "could do better" Which made … Continue reading

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The Last Victorian

There was an old woman who’d been/ Alive with Victoria queen/ Explaining with brevity/ Such great longevity:/ Tea, snooker, dancing. Lived clean./// http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/farewell-to-our-last-victorian-ethel-lang-britain-s-oldest-person-dies-at-114-1-7055867 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/556806164546322432

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Franc Exchange

When Switzerland’s National Bank/ Abandoned the cap on the Franc/ The currency soared/ But traders deplored/ The way that their capital shrank./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30829917 When Switzerland's National Bank Abandoned the cap on the Franc The currency soared But traders deplored The way that their capital … Continue reading

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Bush Warfare

Some OAPs got in a spat in/ The seaside resort of Prestatyn/ A local old-timer/ Cut down next door’s climber/ (Clematis Montana in Latin)./// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11343957/Neighbours-convicted-of-felling-another-mans-clematis.html Some OAPs got in a spat in The seaside resort of Prestatyn A local old-timer Cut down next … Continue reading

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Russian Trans-port Policy

The Kremlin’s denying it bans/ Vehicular use if you’re trans/ For why interfere/ In who’s in what gear/ Or if parts are woman’s or man’s?/// http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/01/14/russia-not-banning-trans-people-from-driving/ The Kremlin's denying it bans Vehicular use if you're trans For why interfere In who's in what … Continue reading

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Flaky Fatwa

A chap in the Kingdom of Saud,/ Who’s hot on religion avowed/ If snow settles, no man/ Must go build a snowman/ The book says it isn’t allowed./// http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/12/us-odd-saudi-snow-idUSKBN0KL15N20150112 A chap in the Kingdom of Saud, Who's hot on religion avowed If … Continue reading

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For Fox Sake

A pundit said sharia Birmingham/ Has laws as the imams determine ’em/ He sadly retracts/ His daft #foxnewsfacts/ As nobody else’s confirmin’ em./// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11338985/Fox-News-terror-expert-says-everyone-in-Birmingham-is-a-Muslim.html A pundit said sharia Birmingham Has laws as the imams determine 'em He sadly retracts His daft #foxnewsfacts As … Continue reading

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Farewell Sweet Life

A glamorous star named Anita/ Got soaking in La Dolce Vita/ Alongside a fellow/ Whose name was Marcello./ The sweet life had never looked sweeter/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30767431 A glamorous star named Anita Got soaking in La Dolce Vita Alongside a fellow Whose name was … Continue reading

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