Wednesday, 20 March 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: ROSENSTEIN, to a Glen Campbell tune

Wordplay Post #161
Galveston - Glen Campbell.jpg 
ORIGINAL SONG:  "Galveston", by Jimmy Webb, popularized by Glen Campbell, 1969.
Enjoy Campbell's great guitar solo here on Youtube. 
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2018. Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy the lyrics for  "Dark Schemes".
SONGLINK: See the version designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere




ROSENSTEIN

(to the tune of "Galveston"
  


Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein
We're amazed your probe's still thriving,
With Trump's Fox News minions striving
(Mueller undermine), to trash you, Rosenstein.

Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein,
You're in charge, with Jeff recusing,
You're the target for abusing,
Search warrant signed, by you, Rod Rosenstein.

Documents were seized from Cohen, the fixer.
Stormy's hush-funds source we're keen to see,
Do his tapes show complicity,
Or reveal "No collusion"'s a lie?

Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein,
Trump has ranted 'bout your firing,
With stooges Steve and Devin trying,
To impeach. But please, like Ryan, don't resign,
Rod Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein.    


CAST OF CHARACTERS

Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of justice, January 2017 to present.
Donald Trump, President.
Robert Mueller, Special Counsel, appointed by Rosenstein, May 2017, to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
James Comey, FBI Director, 2013-2017. His firing by Trump instigated Mueller's appointment as special counsel. His book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership" was released May 1, 2018.
Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General, appointed by Trump in 2016
Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer and fixer, implicated in the payment of hush funds to Daniels and others.
Stormy Daniels, porn film star and director, seeking relief from a non-disclosure agreement arranged by Cohen just prior to the election in 2016, in relation to her claim of a tryst with D.T. 
Steve Bannon, senior advisor to Donald Trump, formerly CEO of the alt-right outlet "Breitbart News"; filled the newly created position 'White House Chief Strategist' for 7 months until an apparent falling-out the President. 
Devin Nunes, Republican congressman from California since 2003; chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence 2015-2018; unrelenting Trump supporter. 
Paul Ryan, House Republican leader and Speaker, 2015-2018, who announced his pending resignation, putatively for family reasons, at the time of the initial furore over the search of Cohen's home and offices.

Friday, 15 March 2019

COLD WAR VERSE: Limericks About BROKEN ARROWS (nuclear weapon mishaps)

WORDPLAY post #160 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June 2018. These verses have also been published recently at the website OEDILF.com, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems.

SONGLINK: The original story was encountered as a 60th anniversary reprise by the Charleston SC daily newspaper Post and Courier; it became the basis of satirical lyrics by Giorgio, which can be found here.
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.













You can learn more about "Broken Arrows" on the web from these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_nuclear_incident_terminology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_nuclear_accidents

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Unthrottled WORDPLAY Mar '19 #2

WORDPLAY post #159 

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 and other spoofs on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post





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





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





HOT LINK to NEW WORLD PALINDROMES - complete series



Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Enthralling WORDPLAY Mar '19 #1

WORDPLAY post #158
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 and other spoofs on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post
And, be sure to check out our most recent parody-song "Kooky Presidential Views" (to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")





HOT LINK to NEW WORLD PALINDROMES - complete series





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.