Sunday, 20 October 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: The BALLAD OF GIULIANI, part 2

WORDPLAY POST #189

ORIGINAL SONG: The Ballad of Davy Crockett , by Bruns and Blackburn, Walt Disney Studios 1954, anthem of the "Crockett craze". Several versions of the song were prominent on the Top Ten in 1955.
Rudy Giuliani
Youtube versions of the song by several performers are available via links on the previous post.  
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June 2018.
 Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's lyrics posted on these earlier blogposts...

BACKGROUND INFO: Max Boot's opinion-editorial appeared in our local newspaper on May 8, 2018, under the heading "The long, disappointing fall of Rudy Giuliani". Here is the link to the particular newspaper column.
Other takes on Giuliani's statements about the Presidents' legal and personal imbroglios are given by Jennifer Rubin here, and Amy Sorkin here.

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SONGLINK: See the version of this post designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere



BALLAD of GIULIANI, part#2

(to the tune of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett")


Rudy Giuliani!
Voice of those wild Trump Years! 

Update provided by scribe Max Boot,
Who, May '18, wrote a blurb astute.
New York's refurbished image, he does impute
To Rudy's governance, which few dispute.
Rudy - "America's Mayor",
Praised by media seers. 

Max says despite our guy's 'intemp'rate' style,
He granted folks' diversity a high profile.
Supported gays and newbies, and warn't hostile
To programs hailed by both sides o' the aisle.
Rudy Giuliani,
'Moderate' musketeer.

Our Rudy had his 'character flaws',
(Though he knew 'bout state and fed'ral laws)
His pride and vanity could give you pause;
His judgment could have a subordinate clause.
Rudy Giuliani,
Makin' some folks steer clear.

As Max recounted in terms quite blunt,
GOP stars*, the 'Trump test' confront.
They've 'sacrificed their principles', all have flunked -  
The party's evolving to the 'National Front'. 
Rudy, leading others,
Takin' a downward veer.
Rudy (here, Max is tearful)
His 'fall' is the most severe.
   
Max's take is that the Chief's defects,
Infect those who bow and genuflect.
Rudy, like the others, has 'failed the test':
He's the voice of an epoch we've learned to detest.

Rudy Giuliani! Voice of the insincere. x2.

* Boot's article mentions other conservative leaders whom he admired and respected previously, including Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich and Scott Walker. 


Tuesday, 15 October 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The OLD WORLD #3

WORDPLAY POST #188

This post represents a followup to these posts - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1and  Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #2.

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2018. 
WORDPLAY LINK: Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of blogpost #179. 
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 postIn addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- check out the previous linked blogposts.












Click here to continue to panels #19 through #24 ...

Thursday, 10 October 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The Americas #3

WORDPLAY post #187

This post is a continuation of Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1, and  Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #2.

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2018. 

WORDPLAY LINK: The panels showing palindromic phrases derived from geography of the Americas were originally displayed on Wordplay posts on this blog during the interval from October 2018 February 2019. Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of blogpost #179

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 postIn addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- click the link to the initial blogpost in this series to make these links available as well.









                
Still want more palindromic fun? Click here to proceed forward to collages 37 through 48 ...









For hotlinks, check out the blogpost "Hotlinks: More than One Thousand Palindromes", or see below...

Magical Advanced Palindromes (post #9)   
Palindromic Political Blurts by Ed the Derailed Liar (post #11) 
Satan and His Devilish Palindromes (post #12)
Prudery and Denial (post #13)
Romance, Lust and Prurience (post #14)
Canalindromes: A Bidirectional Trip through the Panama Canal (post #15)
A Review: Composing Your Own Palindromes (post #19)
Beyond the Classic Repertoire: GOOFY VARIANTS
post#20 ; post#29 ; post #40
Using Palindromes for  Spelling: True, false and Uncertain (post #42)   
Geographic Palindromes from the New World (post #65) 
Geographic Palindromes from the Old World (post #68) 
The Meaning of Life as Revealed In Palindromes: Definitions and Examples (post #109)
The Culinary World Explored with Palindromes (post #114)





Saturday, 5 October 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The OLD WORLD #2

WORDPLAY POST #186

This post represents a followup to the post  - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2018. 
WORDPLAY LINK: Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of blogpost #179.
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 postIn addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- see the slides and hotlinks at the bottom of that initial posting.











Click here to continue to panels #13 through #18 ...