Monthly Archives: March 2016

Benefits Acres

A top Eurosceptic named Dacre/ The Daily Mail mover and shaker/ Is given a hand/ To care for his land/ By Brussels, which pays by the acre./// http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/paul-dacre-langwell-estate#.ctkQYma3 A top Eurosceptic named DacreThe Daily Mail mover and shakerIs given a … Continue reading

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Love Bomb

A fellow who hijacked a plane/ Said sorry for being a pain -/ My ex won’t reply/ I need you to fly/ To Cyprus, so I can explain./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35915139   A fellow who hijacked a planeSaid sorry for being a … Continue reading

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Bot Spanked

A Microsoft chatbot named Tay/ Went fascist in only a day/ Unscrupulous teens/ Used devious means/ To lead the poor programme astray./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35902104 A Microsoft chatbot named TayWent fascist in only a dayUnscrupulous teensUsed devious meansTo lead the poor programme … Continue reading

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Doc in the Dock

The boss of the Bosnian Serbs/ Was arrested one day in the ‘burbs,/ Pretending he wasnae a/ Butcher of Bosnia/ Rather a healer with herbs./// One from the book here, which was actually well within the 140-character limit even though … Continue reading

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Unforced Error

A tennis official named Moore/ Admitted his phrasing was poor./ He riled women when/ He said to thank men/ Each night as you kneel on the floor./// http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/22/indian-wells-ceo-raymond-moore-steps-down-amid-outrage-over-tennis-sexism-row A tennis official named MooreAdmitted his phrasing was poor.He riled women whenHe … Continue reading

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Happy Twanniversary

A happy 10th birthday to Twitter/ From startup to online big hitter/ In passion or levity/ Always with brevity/ Top micromessage transmitter./// http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/21/12-ways-twitter-changed-our-lives-10th-birthday A happy 10th birthday to @twitterFrom startup to online big hitterIn passion or levityAlways with brevityTop micromessage transmitter. … Continue reading

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The IDS of March

A minister named IDS/ Left Cameron’s team in a mess./ He’s quit in disgust/ At cuts so unjust/ That even he can’t acquiesce./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35848687 A minister named #IDSLeft Cameron's team in a mess.He's quit in disgustAt cuts so unjustThat even … Continue reading

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Revenue is Sweet

George Osborne is raising a levy/ To target the sugary bevvy./ The government thinks/ A tax on soft drinks/ Will stop us from getting too heavy./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35813973 George Osborne is raising a levyTo target the sugary bevvy.The government thinksA tax … Continue reading

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Vintage Ford

All-action adventurer Harrison/ Could easily fight a whole garrison/ But now Mr Jones/ Is rather old bones/ How will he stand up to comparison?/// http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/15/harrison-ford-back-as-indiana-jones-for-fifth-film-directed-by-steven-spielberg All-action adventurer HarrisonCould easily fight a whole garrisonBut now Mr JonesIs rather old bonesHow will … Continue reading

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Rafa the Gafa

A footballing coach from Madrid/ Is going to earn a few quid/ As Newcastle’s gaffer -/ Three million if Rafa/ Can rescue a team that has slid./// http://www.goal.com/en-ie/news/3908/main/2016/03/12/21239582/rumours-rafa-will-earn-3m-bonus-if-he-keeps-newcastle-up A footballing coach from MadridIs going to earn a few quidAs Newcastle's … Continue reading

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