Saturday, 20 July 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER

WORDPLAY POST #177

ORIGINAL SONG: "The Frozen Logger", an American folksong of the tall-tale variety, was written by James Stevens in 1928 and published in 1949. It has been recorded by The Weavers in 1951, and subsequently by many other artists, including  Oscar Brand. Enjoy the YouTube recording by Johnny Cash here. 
PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019. 
Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's lyrics posted on these earlier blogposts...


SONGLINK: See the version designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhereBTW, if you are not among the glitterati chosen o have access to our lyrics-blog, and wish to do so, leave me a note to that efdfect in the Comments section at the bottom of this post, and I will sign you up.

FURTHER INFORMATION: A presidential quote from January 2019, in reference to the suspected perpetrators indicted by the Mueller probe into foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. federal election...

 "Among the 34 people, many of them were bloggers from Moscow or people who had nothing to do with me, had nothing to do with what they were talking about or there were people who got caught telling stories or lying … I think it's a terrible thing (that has) happened to this country, because this investigation is a witch hunt." 


VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER


(to the tune of "The Frozen Logger")



As I logged on in Moscow in an internet café,
An English-speaking pop-up troll did these terse words display,
“We know you are a blogger, and not just a common nerd.
Mother Russia wants your hacking help, of this please be assured.”

“And yes, I am Vlad Putin; please excuse my being crass,
But we’ll count on your assistance, or your relatives we’ll gas.
What we ask’s not too much effort, in fact it’s a walk in the park.
We’ll assign a friendly mentor, KGB-trained oligarch.”

“I want to win real elections, just not keen to call my own;           
We’ll monitor the chats and thoughts on each U.S. cellphone.
You’ll scoop the goods for blackmail in a world as dark as night,
And steal e-mail for WikiLeaks to publish on their site.”

“We’ll post you there in Washington, you’ll help us get the clues;
When time is right to dominate, we’ll start our world-wide coups.
We’ll signal in that courtroom that Putin’s time has come;
That’s where you’ll sit ‘til someone moons Bob Mueller with
   his bum.”


Monday, 15 July 2019

SURF VERSE: Limericks About BEACH RE-ENGINEERING

WORDPLAY post #176
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June. 2019. Today's verses have also been published  at OEDILF.coman online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. The accumulation stage of this project is not being undertaken with celerity (proceeding alphabetically, the open range from Aa- though Gn- is now almost fully covered) - it is estimated that the final date of completion will be 2063.
For those (including the editor) who have forgotten this obscure word's meaning, the word celerity is defined by my dictionary as meaning speed, rapidity or quickness of motion.

SONGLINK: For 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

















Wednesday, 10 July 2019

EVEN MORE IMMERSIBLE BIRD-VERSE: Illustrated Limericks About WATERFOWL

WORDPLAY POST #175

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2019, a continuation of prior blogposts on this topic. 


 The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. The present collection of verses, recently submitted to OEDILF and still under review, represents a bird-brained continuation of earlier work on the same subject. 

Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and informative text, might also enjoy these recent blog-offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Mar '19
Verses about Reptiles, May '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #1), May '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), June '19
Verses about Insect Pests, July '19

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted (by pale blue acknowledgment plaques), embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone. Following submission of the poems to OEDILF, the slides collages we present here were formatted using Powerpoint software on a vintage 2000-era PC computer. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking, and OEDILF has no involvement in the pictorial portion of this presentation. 

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 the earlier verses in singable format (with ukulele chords displayed) by following this link











































Friday, 5 July 2019

MORE IMMERSIBLE BIRD-VERSE: Illustrated Limericks About WATERFOWL

WORDPLAY POST #174 

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June 2019, a continuation of a recent post on the same topic. 


  (above): A reflection on wading birds...



 The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems, including two hundred or so by Giorgio. The present collection of verses, recently submitted to OEDILF and still under review, represents a bird-brained continuation of earlier work on the same subject. 

Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and text, might also enjoy these recent blog-offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Mar '19
Verses about Reptiles, May '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #1), May '19

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted (by pale blue acknowledgment plaques), embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone. Following submission of the poems to OEDILF, the slides collages we present here were formatted using Powerpoint software on a vintage 2000-era PC computer. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking, and OEDILF has no involvement in the pictorial portion of this presentation. 

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




















































The author is indebted to Bill Wingfield for the idea for the previous poem.


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