Sunday, 20 October 2019

Gratingly American: THIRTY-ODD POLITICALLY TAINTED PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY POST #200
Preview of an upcoming offering. Target date:  January 15, 2020.
   The current creation represents another spinoff of the recent slew of map-art blogposts. Some of these palindromic phrases had first been displayed in a blogpost in 2017. (Note that the author believes that wordplay derivations such as palindromes and anagrams are not 'invented', but merely 'reported' by canny observers, and some of today's offerings have been copied from others' reports as well as from the blog-author's earlier work). Personal political view might, however, be reflected in verse form at the bottom of the palindrome list.  

    A lot of mental energy has focused backwards and forwards on palindromes, so check out...
1) The latest in the series of map-art collections on this blog ...
INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The Tourists' Palindromic Guides,
and
2) MAGICAL PALINDROMESThe specifics of the development of magical palindromes and an initial listing of examples can be found on this blogpost dating from February 2017.
You might also enjoy ...
3) The 'FUN with IMPEACHMENT' Collection: This posting reviews some politically-oriented wordplay dealing with anagrams, rather than palindromes, but the underlying message is the same. 
SONGLINK: If you prefer to SING about the Machiavellian machinations of our times, as well as many other topics, and you have signed up for this now-private collection, you can view some helpful material on our song-lyrics blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIRE'. If you are interested in that unique opportunity, leave a comment to that effect on this blog, and I will add your email to the list of honored recipients of that font of delight.  


POLITICALLY-TAINTED PALINDROMES

1. Sad nut or red nut under rotundas.

2. Debut tubed. 


3. No, worse! Panders to idiots, rednapes. Row on!  


4. Hair, a plan, if final - pariah! 


5. 'Nit up' -- sides reversed is -- 'Putin'. 

6. Must sell at tallest sum.


7. Re 'hypocrisy': as I say sir, copy her. 


8. Denial slain, Ed.


9. Nip in if I pull up. Pull up if I nip in.


10. Deep state: ├ętat speed. [Fr. = state]


11. Embargos so grab me.


12.a) O gal , a ram, part flog! Golf-trap - Mar-a-lago.

     b) Golf, par, sin-net, pant. Nap, tennis, rap, flog.

13. 'Nit-up' pun? Up, Putin!

14. No! It is opposition.


15. A "I" on a rap - paranoia.


16. One racist, " If 'stir grits' fits, I care? No."


17. Pure talk. KKK later up.


18. S,W,E,N (x?) of Fox News.


19. Snug guns if I snug guns.


20. Star? Come, Don. No Democrats.


21. In word-salad, alas, drown I.


22. Bar an Arab.


23. "No!", in uneven union.


24. Pure, boss is. Sober up! 


25. Re "We freer" - Fewer.


26. All a wall - awe! Walla Walla.


27. A man, a plan - racy, carnal (Panama).

28. Rail? Erupting, I sign it 'Pure Liar'.  

29. Aid, nix - India. 


30. Red, rob, a wall, law - a Border. 

31.a) A man, a plan, if A - final (Panama).
     b) A man, a plan, if B - final (Panama).
     c) A man, a plan, if C - final (Panama).
       ...

32.a) Retracting, I sign it 'Carter'.

     b) Dubya won? No way, bud.
     c) "No demerits tire me", Don.

33. Side-ballot, Biden? One dib. Toll abides. 

34. Ya! Deride to vote! Dire day.

35. a) "No!", e.g. nude dungeon.
      b) No sin-unit, in unison.
      c) No DC-Don. 
        





And, before you go...
 if you have become addicted to both palindromes and limericks, as we have, you can satisfy both cravings by checking out an earlier illustrated blogpost entitled "Limericks About Palindromes". 











MORE MAGICAL CANAL PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY POST #199
Preview of an upcoming offering. Target date:  January 10, 2020.

The current creation represents another spinoff of the recent slew of map-art blogposts. 

With all this mental energy focusing backwards and forwards on palindromes, it has been hard to avoid the subject of canals. So, check out the last in the series of  map-art collections...
 - INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The Tourists' Palindromic Guides,


and these wordplay extravaganzas... 
 - MAGICAL CANAL VERSES and PALINDROMES: the application of the magical palindrome construct to wordplay of geographic interest. 
- MAGICAL PALINDROMESThe specifics of the development of magical palindromes, and an initial listing of examples can be found on this blogpost dating from February 2017.

SONGLINK: "A man, a plan, a canal - Panama"
Readers who are particularly interested in musical wordplay might also enjoy a fantastical discussion on the development of this famous palindrome by Leigh Mercer, in this blogpost of our lyrics blog (SILLY SONGS and SATIRE)  ...
"Leigh Mercer's Palindrome Workshop" .
EDITOR'S NOTE: By popular demand, the song-lyrics blog has been changed to a private-reader function. If your email is on Giorgio's list of selected glitterati, you can sign in using your Google password, and enjoy the experience as in the past. ALL OTHERS are welcome to join in, but you will have to leave me a comment here including your email address, and a request to be included.  






































And, if you still need a fix of more palindromic fun, go on to "Gratingly American: THIRTY-ODD POLITICALLY-TAINTED PALINDROMES". 

MAGICAL CANAL VERSES and PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY POST #198
Preview of upcoming offerings. Target date:  January 5, 2020.

The current offering represents a followup to a slew of recent  map-art blogposts. With all this mental energy focusing backwards and forwards on palindromes, it is hard to avoid the subject of canalsAnd to help wordplay-buffs focus on palindromes about canals, here is an ancient blogpost on the subject: CANALINDROMES
...



Also, check out these map-art collections...
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #4
and...
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1
 - 
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #4
and this 'final' wrap-up...
 - INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The Tourists' Palindromic Guides  

SONGLINK:"A man, a plan, a canal - Panama"
Readers who are particularly interested in wordplay might also enjoy a fantastical discussion, set to music, on the development of this famous palindrome by Leigh Mercer, in post #185 of our lyrics blog (SILLY SONGS and SATIRE)  ...
"Leigh Mercer's Palindrome Workshop" 
EDITOR'S NOTE: By popular demand, the song-lyrics blog has been changed to a private-reader function. If your email is on Giorgio's list of selected glitterati, you can sign in using your Google password, and enjoy the experience as in the past. ALL OTHERS are welcome to join in, but you will have to leave me a comment here including your email address, and a request to be included.  















You might want to check out Wikipedia's article on the Panama (Ecuadorian) hat.



























To read more about the origin, creation and listing of magical palindromes, click or cluck here to get to Giorgio's original blogpost on the topic.





And, a last minute reprieve... For those who find that they are delighted by magical canal palindromes, and can't live without more of them, we have just concocted a follow-up post, entitled (strangely enough)...


Saturday, 19 October 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: JAILHOUSE, NOW

WORDPLAY POST #197
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, March 2019.
ORIGINAL SONG: "In the Jailhouse Now", Jimmie Rodgers, 1928, recorded by many artists, including Webb Pierce, Merle Haggard, Chet Atkins and Leon Russell; a somewhat different version was recorded by Johnny Cash. Most recently the song, as performed by Tim Blake Nelson and The 'Soggy Bottom Boys' appeared in the filmscript and on the soundtrack of the Coen Brother's film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?". Check out the YouTube video here. 

SONGLINK: See the version of this post designed for ukulele and guitar players on our lyrics-blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere. (If you haven't been signed up for that source of lyrical wonderment but crave entry, leave a comment here including your email, in strict confidence). 

JAILHOUSE, NOW


(to the tune of "In the Jailhouse Now")

I had a friend named lobbyin’ Paul
Misdemeanors? really quite small -- 
He helped out Putin's vassal in Ukraine.
Got up the nose of Mueller
His sentence just got fuller;
(He'd worked a while on Trump’s ‘Sixteen campaign).  

A witness-tamper tale; they done revoked his bail.
Those judges learned the facts
'Bout mortgage fraud and cheat-on-tax --
He's in the jailhouse now.

Paul warn't no copperator,
As Mueller found out later,,
Paul figgered he'd get pardoned by the Chief.
His partner Rick keeps scattin',
There's some that call that rattin',
Rick knew that Paul's the one who'd get relief. 

Gates worked for presidents,
But turned 'state's evidence',
A short time will be spent
For launderin' and embezzlement.
He's in the jailhouse now.

Ah di o-dalee eehee hee
Ah di o-dalee eehee hee
Yode layee-hee
Yode layee-hee
Yode lay-ee.

Before 16's election
Don’s standard for selection
Was helpers that were loyal and quite tough.
They'd had some indiscretions,
But unlike Jeffie Sessions,
They wouldn't chicken out when things got rough.

Good guys like Michael Cohen,
Mike Flynn and Roger Stone,
And here I'm being blunt.
Collusion? No, it's a witch hunt.
Let’s lock up Hillary soon.

Repeat yodelling chorus.





SONGLINKS: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's songs found on previous postings on our lyrics blog, "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE". (Click to enjoy them).
 #178 "Indiana Song"
 #175 "Rosenstein"
 #173 "Brennan's Tweet"

INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDES

WORDPLAY POST #195
Preview of this fall's offerings. Target date:  December 10, 2019.

The current offering represents a followup to a slew of recent  map-art blogposts. 
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #4
and...
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1
 - 
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #4

"A man, a plan, a canal - Panama"
Readers who are particularly interested in wordplay might also enjoy a fantastical discussion, set to music, on the development of this famous palindrome by Leigh Mercer, in post #185 of our lyrics blog (SILLY SONGS and SATIRE)  ...
"Leigh Mercer's Palindrome Workshop" 
EDITOR'S NOTE: By popular demand, the song-lyrics blog has been changed to a private-reader function. If your email is on Giorgio's list of selected glitterati, you can sign in using your Google password, and enjoy the experience as in the past. ALL OTHERS are welcome to join in, but you will have to leave me a comment here including your email address, and a request to be included.  




r├¬ve = French for dream.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: a stop on U.S. Route 66, as mentioned in the eponymic jazz ballad.
Amana Colonies: a religious community, the Pietists, founded this settlement in the state of Iowa in 1856.
panama (Ecuadorian hat): a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin, becoming popular worldwide at the beginning of the 20th century.
BNA Act: The British North America Act paved the way for the  Confederation of Canada in 1867.













And, if you still need a fix of more palindromic fun, go on to "Magical Canal Verses and Palindromes"