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There was an old man…

An old man who finds it frustrating/ His years deter women from dating/ Seeks legal redress/ To make his age less,/ Improving his low Tinder rating./// An old man who finds it frustratingHis years deter women from datingSeeks legal redressTo … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Injunction*

A judge in the Netherlands said/ A colander worn on the head/ To worship spaghetti/ Is silly and petty -/ The Lord’s not in pasta, but bread!/// *headline nicked from the Guardian As I’m sure you’ve all clocked, the last … Continue reading

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Confessions of a…

A Catholic box for confession/ Was used in a porno film session/ The church got litigious/ But tho sacrilegious/ It wasn’t a legal transgression./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40934331 A Catholic box for confessionWas used in a porno film sessionThe church got litigiousBut tho … Continue reading

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Not so Popular Populist

Geert Wilders’s populist touch/ Did not get him far with the Dutch/ His hyped-up campaign/ Proceeded to gain,/ In voter support, not so much./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/15/pm-mark-rutte-set-to-beat-geert-wilders-in-dutch-election Geert Wilders's populist touchDid not get him far with the DutchHis hyped-up campaignProceeded to gain,In … Continue reading

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Polls Apart

Some Turkish and Dutch politicians/ Are taking aggressive positions/ At each others’ throats/ As upcoming votes/ Intensify febrile conditions./// https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/13/the-spat-between-turkey-and-the-netherlands-is-all-about-winning-votes/?utm_term=.7d3e8076a73f Some Turkish and Dutch politiciansAre taking aggressive positionsAt each others' throatsAs upcoming votesIntensify febrile conditions. — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) March … Continue reading

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Reigned Off

Beatrix the Queen of the Dutch/ Found monarchy got a bit much/ Her eldest son Willem/ Will now have to thrill ’em/ Displaying his popular touch. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/30/queen-beatrix-abdicates-dutch-throne-to-crown-prince-willem-alexander-live-coverage Beatrix the Queen of the Dutch Found monarchy got a bit much Her eldest son … Continue reading

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Rutte Stutters

Mark Rutte, PM of the Dutch/ Has not been enjoying things much/ His government quit/ Because Wilders, the shit/ Would no longer back it as such. // http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17811509  

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Not Everybody Must Get Stoned

The coffee shop laws in Maastricht/Get steadily ever more strict/A caff selling pot/To a tourist who’s not/Belgo-German is apt to get nicked. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15134669

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