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Without foundation

A man of the utmost vulgarity/ Decided to close down the charity/ He used, it is plain,/ To fund his campaign -/ A serious irregularity./// A man of the utmost vulgarityDecided to close down the charityHe used, it is plain,To … Continue reading

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Pants on Fire

An e-cigarette conflagration/ Erupted at Grand Central Station/ It burst like a rocket/ Inside a man’s pocket -/ At least that was his explanation./// (OK – after seeing the video, I’m not going to doubt this man’s story!) https://www.theguardian.com/society/video/2016/nov/25/e-cigarette-explodes-in-mans-pocket-in-new-york-video https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/801914322070990850

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New York Stories

There was a big fire in Rockaway/ The storm tore a boardwalk & dock away/ A levee was broken/ A flood hit Hoboken/ And cars reappeared half a block away. ///

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Cyclonic Inferno

There once was a tropical storm/ Which merged with a cold front to form/ A cyclone so huge/ It caused a deluge/ That greatly exceeded the norm. ///http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/sandy-slams-new-york-new-jersey-washington-region-spared-major-devastation/2012/10/30/5eeab77a-222e-11e2-8448-81b1ce7d6978_story.html

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Sandy Heads for Shore

Hurricane Sandy could flatten/ New Jersey & bits of Manhattan/ It’s just as we feared/ The coast is now cleared/ Not many more hatches to batten. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811

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Goodnight Irene

A tropical storm named #Irene/Blew in like a big wave machine/But failed to flatten/The isle of Manhattan/As punters had widely foreseen. (tweeted 28/8/11) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/28/hurricane-irene-manhattan-almost-unscathed

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