Thursday, 20 June 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: "GET ME ROGER STONE - the SONG"

WORDPLAY POST #173:


SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019 (the brief sequel was added 2 month later). Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's lyrics posted on these earlier blogposts...
Dark Schemes
Rosenstein
Brennan's Tweet
Vlad Putin's Blogger  

ORIGINAL SONG: "Heart of Gold" 1971, written and recorded by legendary Canadian songwriter-performer Neil Young.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Further details re the song's subject and his relationship with the narrator can be found at...
(i) a biographic Wikipedia article, "Roger Stone",
(ii) a news article about Stone's unusual behaviour following his indictment by the Mueller investigation on multiple charges, and 
(iii) an article about the highly-praised 2017 Netflix film "Get Me Roger Stone" that documents Stone's longterm role as advisor to Donald Trump. 
SONGLINK: See the version designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere. (If you can't access the lyrics-blog, but would like to be among the glitterati permitted to do so, leave me a note in the Comments with your email, and I will sign you up - Ed.)



GET ME ROGER STONE - the song

(to the tune of "Heart of Gold"  by Neil Young) 


A foppish slickster,  a dirty trickster,
He’s worked with Manafort and ‘Tricky Dick’,
Deceptive tactics he knows to pick, sir
That keeps me seekin’ help from Roger Stone --
Get him on the phone.

That keeps me seekin’ help from Roger Stone,
Get him on the phone!

He is a slick son-xxx, let’s get him quick son,
He’s out-maneuvered jerks at Wiki Leaks.      
A touch of Lucifer, he speaks with Guccifer*.
We’ll trash the Clintons using Roger Stone --
Get him on the phone.

I like to seek advice from Roger Stone,
Get him on the phone!

I need to seek advice from Roger Stone.
A dirty trickster with a heart of stone.
Keep Special Counsel far from Roger Stone.
I’m in deep doodoo, get me Roger Stone.

*  Guccifer 2.0 is an online persona, that, according to U.S. documents of indictment, is operated by Russian millitary intelligence. In July 2016, 'Guccifer' claimed responsibility for hacking into emails of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, and releasing them to the media and to the website 'WikiLeaks'. 
Lucifer, Latin name for the morning star Venus, is treated in early Christian terminology as a synonym for Satan.  

SEQUEL:

His prospects sagged, judge has him gagged,
That gassy windbag, now he's on his own.
I barely knew him, best to eschew him.
Perhaps I'll later pardon Roger Stone--
Now, he's on his own.

|The Mueller Probe indicted Roger Stone.

I'll pardon later, but for now, disown.|   repeat and fade.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

IMMERSIBLE BIRD-VERSE: Illustrated Limericks About WATERFOWL

WORDPLAY POST #172

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2019. This blogpost is the first in a series of three collections of verses and photos. based primarily on Giorgio's waterfront outings in South Carolina and Ontario. 
Today's verses. dealing primarily with the South Carolina lowcountry environment, have been published (a few remain under review) 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). 
Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and text, might also enjoy these earlier offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Mar '19
Verses about Reptiles, May '19

PHOTOS: I am indebted to Bill Wingfield for providing the wonderful photo of the wood stork in flight. Unless otherwise noted, embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using ancient Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking. 

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. And, if you would like to sing some of the poetry about birds presented here, you can find some of these verses in singable format (with ukulele chords displayed) by following this link.  























































Bird-watchers, academic ornithologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for more verses on this topic!
So, please follow this link!... 


Monday, 10 June 2019

HELLENIC PAEAN: The AEGEAN (restaurant) CAT

WORDPLAY post #171

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2018. Today's story in limerick-verse form has been published  at OEDILF.com, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited submissions based on a standard limerick format. 
WORDPLAY LINK: The poetic insights inherent to this piece evolved during travels to Greece in October 2018. Aspects of the tourist experience in Crete, Athens and the Cycladic Islands are found in the posts...
"Verse for Excursions: Limericks about the Greek Isles", and 
"More Verse for Excursions: Crete and Athens".

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


γάτα: Greek for cat












Wednesday, 5 June 2019

HERPETOLOGIC VERSE: Limericks About REPTILES (no snakes)***

WORDPLAY post #170    
        
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019. Today's verses are under review, or have have been finally accepted for web-publication at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editors rusty and MikeAq who kindly provided permission for linking to some of their related verses.

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted, embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using ancient Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking. 

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

BACKGROUND:  "herpetology" - the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians. Readers should note that snakes have been omitted from this poetic idyll owing to the marked aversion by the editor's life-partner. 
Interested readers should also refer to our blog-post #150, "Limericks About Frogs".












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See this earlier post for Giorgio's rehash of Ogden Nash's verse (The Purist) about the important differences between crocodiles and alligators.















Read more about the invasive species, brown anole (Anolis sagrei) here.




















Link to "Crocodylus".



Copyright 2013, MikeAq
Link to "Leatherback turtle"



Copyright 2014, MikeAq
Link to "European tortoise"



 Copyright 2018, MikeAq
Link to "Get-go".


Copyright 2019, MikeAq
Link to Mike's "Amphisbaenian