Wednesday, 20 February 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: DARK SCHEMES (Russian Hacking), to a 'traditional' Russian tune

Wordplay Post #157

ORIGINAL SONG (music): "Ochi Chornye (Dark Eyes)", poem written in Russian by Ukrainian poet Hrebinka in 1843, set to music in 1884; recorded by Al Jolson, Django Reinhart, Louis Armstrong, Red Army Chorus, Fyodor Chaliapin, Ivan Rebroff etc.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2018. See the version designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIRE' here.
ADDITIONAL SONGLINK: The same original song was used some time ago as the musical base for "PARODYSITISM", a bit of puffery in which the lyrics for an original song are substituted into a second song's tune. See post #74, "Ochi Chornye (Brown-Eyed Girl)" from 2015.  

 
DARK SCHEMES (RUSSIAN HACKING)

(to the tune of "Dark Eyes" ("Ochi Chornye")

A huge triumph for our Russian hackers,
With support PUT IN by Kremlin backers.
Secret intrusion -- seek Red collusion,
Get the goods on sad Trump detractors.

Rationale why we try subvert the West?
We need silly poems. You guys got the best.
No laugh Soviets. Putin still says, Nyet!"
So steal comedy, we'll be funniest.

Once was oligarch from Nantucket
Hid all cash in pail. Tax? He'd duck it.
But his daughter Nan found a man with plan -- 
Informed KGB, then stole bucket. 

Lady traveller, named Miss Brightsky,
She exceeded 'c', speed of lightsky.
She set off from Omsk, took train back from Tomsk,
And returned next week, Sunday nightsky.

Trapped in samovar, were a flea and fly
(English word is 'tea'; Russians call it 'chai');
They played sweet guitar, smoked Cuban cigar,
Though when water boiled, they would surely die. 

You should not pay heed, when the joke's on us; 
Shield you from such filth, we should make a fuss.
What could be appeal, what Chris Steele reveal?
Golden shower file we should not discuss.

Though the IOC* dinged us for doping
Russian hacking teams don't sit moping.
Super dupers are scooping covert medals for duping --
It's a banner year, Vladimir's hoping.

*IOC = International Olympic Committee

Friday, 15 February 2019

AVERSION VERSE: Limericks About FOOD INTOLERANCE

WORDPLAY post #156 
PARODY COMPOSED: Today's verses have been published  at OEDILF.com. The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems (Giorgio is proud to have contributed almost 300). 
SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post
Specifically, you might enjoy seeing the story of Gino set to classic Neapolitan music (to the tune of "Santa Lucia") - check out "Filastrocca". 
Lovers of Italian food will likely also enjoy the lyrics for  the singable limerick medley "Eating Italian". 

By the way, to find more limericks, or any other search target on either of these 2 blogs, use the SEARCH-FUNCTION found at the top of the right-hand margin.

































Sunday, 10 February 2019

MORE VERSE for EXCURSIONS: CRETE and ATHENS

WORDPLAY post #155 

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, November 2018.Today's verses have been published at OEDILF.com. The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems (Giorgio is proud to have contributed over 250 of these). 
These verses represent a continuation of the travel-related thoughts and images in a previous blogpost on excursions to the Greek Isles.

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other spoofs on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post

If you want to sing these and other verses about travels in Greece, click on this link to our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE" and check out this song!

By the way, to find more limericks, or any other search target on either of these 2 blogs, use the SEARCH-FUNCTION found at the top of the right-hand margin.
















































Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Enthralling WORDPLAY Feb '19

WORDPLAY post #157 
Periodic postings of palindromes, Scramble-Town Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, occasional verse, etc. 

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, as well as other song-spoofs, on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post





HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3





Review the entire collection of anagram-town names (based on 
P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S) here.



HOT LINK to NEW WORLD PALINDROMES - complete series