Monthly Archives: October 2019

Quantum of Bollocks

The firm IBM is disputing/ A claim made for Google’s computing/ That quantum supremacy’s/ Been reached while its nemeses/ Are mostly still busy rebooting./// https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/23/google-claims-it-has-achieved-quantum-supremacy-but-ibm-disagrees The firm IBM is disputingA claim made for Google's computingThat quantum supremacy'sBeen reached while its … Continue reading

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Pledge Ditched

Despite Johnson’s desperate pitch/ His programme encountered a glitch,/ A setback that caused/ The bill to be paused,/ But nobody died in a ditch./// tweet

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Pneumatic Trill

The white bellbird’s song is so shrill,/ You’ll hear, when it opens its bill,/ The quite irrepressible/ 125-decibel/ Sound of a pneumatic drill./// https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2019/oct/21/white-bellbird-listen-to-the-worlds-loudest-bird-call-video The white bellbird's song is so shrill,You'll hear, when it opens its bill,The quite irrepressible125-decibelSound of … Continue reading

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Testing Conditions

When pupils are sitting their mocks/ An Indian school says to fox/ Those tempted to cheat/ It helps to secrete/ The head of each one in a box./// https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/21/india/india-student-box-cheating-intl-hnk-scli/index.html?__twitter_impression=true When pupils are sitting their mocksAn Indian school says to foxThose … Continue reading

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Signature Ploy

“Dear Donald, I think you will find/ The letter attached is not signed,/ So ha ha – not really!/ Yours Boris, sincerely”./ “Dear Boris, that counts – we don’t mind”./// "Dear Donald, I think you will findThe letter attached is … Continue reading

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Johnson Waives his Rules

“No checks in the sea”, Johnson cried,/ To get DUP-ers onside./ Alas, to their shock,/ His pledge was a crock -/ A man known for lying had lied!/// "No checks in the sea", Johnson cried,To get DUP-ers onside.Alas, to their … Continue reading

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The Case for the Proseccution

The regional chief’s declared war/ Against what Italians abhor -/ He’ll see not one single/ Prosecco-based Pringle/ Displayed in a Veneto store./// The regional chief's declared warAgainst what Italians abhor –He'll see not one singleProsecco-based PringleDisplayed in a Veneto store.#prosecco … Continue reading

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It’s The Way You Vellum

When Queens read proposals on vellum/ They say what prime ministers tellum,/ But whether on goatskin/ Or Boris’s scroteskin,/ His bills are so rank you can smellum./// When Queens read proposals on vellumThey say what prime ministers tellum,But whether on … Continue reading

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Road Runner

Kipchoge the marathon man/ Went off to Vienna and ran/ With pace and persistence/ To cover the distance/ More quickly than anyone can./// Kipchoge the marathon manWent off to Vienna and ranWith pace and persistenceTo cover the distanceMore quickly than … Continue reading

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Trump Dumps Kurds

The Turkish assault on the Kurds/ Elicits from Trump empty words,/ Some meaningless platitudes/ Masking true attitudes,/ Rhetoric just for the birds./// The Turkish assault on the KurdsElicits from Trump empty words,Meaningless platitudesMasking true attitudes,Rhetoric just for the birds.#SyrianKurds #Kurds#KurdsBetrayedByTrump#trump … Continue reading

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