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Saturday, May 20, 2006

finally the fibonacci meme arrives

You would have thought that a political-poetry empire led by a science geek would have come before now to the fibonacci-poem craze (1,1,2,3,5,8 syllable lines), but, first, we are rather clueless for an empire, and, second, we were waiting to see which of our efforts made the pages of this Sunday's Style Invitational. This was our honorable mention; check out the winners at the link.

To Joe Lieberman:

Brave, your
Please kiss a tiny
Bit less Presidential hiney.

Our other entries:

hunting pals
had a lot more luck:
Scalia, robed, looks like a duck!

(I mean
plots a Persian putsch.
But please don't let that trouble you.

we say,
Bilked a casino!"
But then again, what do we know?

Just might run?
There's something in it.
He hasn't stopped for a minute!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Atrocity of the week: Alphonso Jackson

We love these apalling but petty stories....they're the ones that call the nightquill middle echelons out of their drunken stupors and encourage them to borrow the keyboards back temporarily from the monkey/shakespeare experiment...

HUD secretary Alphonso Jackson recently bragged to a large audience about pulling a federal contract from a winning bidder because he criticized the President. Pretty chilling stuff, if petty; but he now claims he made the story up. Which we suppose is slightly better. Thanks to Lee at The Passionate Center for running the story. Whether it happened or not, the bragging says a lot about the character of Mr. Jackson and this administration.

When did HUD's director grow so
Like a third-rate mafioso?
You'll go swimming where the swans go
If you piss off Don Alphonso.
Say his capo's not a pillar --
He'll become your contract killer.