21.10.17

17.10.17

Content-content

A basic sponge mix
Equal parts Irish butter
Sugar, flour and eggs


On comparing notebook contents with Ben Colley,
the barman at the Rose and Crown, Larkhall

24.9.17

The Balearic Scapegoat

Admiral John Byng
Went to Minorca for a fling.
Ended up losing what he oughtn'a
Pour encourager les autres.



or do you prefer

Admiral John Byng
Would've preferred even Sing Sing
To encouraging more assertion
By being shot for duty desertion.





13.9.17

Here's The Big Un

Kim Jong Un
Is no Kim Rong Un.
What else is a lowly poet to scribble?
A mad man with boosted fission bombs brooks no quibble.



7.9.17

Doppelgooner

Grant Shapps
Is one of those unsavory Tory chaps,
But Michael Green
Has no better reason to preen.

Shapps                    Green


21.8.17

Total Eclipse of the Dumb

President Donald J. Trump
Will look a science-denying chump,
If Fox News prompts him to tweet
"Sad. The Sun's been eaten by a yuge parakeet."



15.8.17

Royalty Loyalty

Salmon Rushdie
Found it decidedly fishy
That they'd not accept, his pals,
He'd made nowt from Midnight's Children residuals.



© Jonathan Cape

7.8.17

Born To Pun

Clarence Clemons
Avoided sucking lemons.
They caused the Big Man's lips to bloat,
Imparting a bitter citrus note.

28.7.17

Alternative Fads

Follow the Yellow Brick Road,
Exhorts the Myriad Media Toad,
As if thought of the Red Brick Road's a sin.
Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!


credit: Independent