Sunday, August 31, 2014

Housing Group Claims It Could Take At Least 20 Years To Rebuild Gaza



Israel wanted to bomb Palestinians into the Stone Age
But damage done there to the firma, terra
Suggests that they only were able to bomb them back
Into the President Bill Clinton era.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article4191964.ece




Professor Says People Indulge In Fattening County Fair Food To “Connect With Something Larger Than Themselves”



If you eat a Twinkie stuffed with a Twix 
Wrapped in bacon that is also deep fried
You should expect that the word “larger”
Is one that soon is going to be applied.

http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/deep-fried-bacon-wrapped-fair-season-here













Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Buffalo Scrabble Expert Didn’t Win Championship But Deserves Award


Mike Przybyszewski is entitled
To a little bit of vast fame
Just for eventually having learned
How to spell his last name.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCRABBLE_CHAMPIONSHIP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams


The irony of this reality
For me has never decreased ---
Why do so many who are loved the most
Seem to love themselves the least?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11027476/Robin-Williams-dies-aged-63-from-suspected-suicide.html

Monday, August 11, 2014

1974-2014 Cultural Update

 
If Nixon were alive today, it would
Be a gimme
He’d be horrified to see stamps of
Janis & Jimi.

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_588104&categoryId=forever-stamps
 
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Second Amendment Supporters Will Love This New Children’s Book: “My Parents Open Carry”


Just hearing about this must have made them all
More relaxed than a month of Jacuzzis:
I’m not crazy about the title and wish that it had
Been called “Heather Has Two Uzis.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/my-parents-open-carry-book



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thoughts About Nixon 40 Years After His Resignation


Dick made his name with a claim that
Couldn’t miss:
“C’mon, let’s go after that big commie
Alger Hiss."

His fall from power was making a big
Mistake in
Authorizing the infamous Watergate
Break-in.

His career had two bookends that helped
Define its shape:
It began with microfilm and ended with
Audiotape.

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Rep-Richard-Nixon-and-Robert-Stripling-HUAC-Investigator-Examining-Microfilm-of-Pumpkin-Papers-Posters_i9361146_.htm
 
 
 
 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Amazon Tribe On The Peru-Brazil Border Makes First Contact With Outside World

 
Their leader announced to reporters that now
The tribe’s most pressing aim
Was suing the world’s largest online retailer
For having stolen their name.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/amazon-tribe-makes-first-contact-with-outside-world