Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Comic 918 - Google+

So tell me now, what's all this fuss
I'm hearing about Google+?
It's a service that's not
Facebook, but it has got
The same features. Well, that's fine by us!

Original comic here.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Comic 917 - Hofstadter

I'm meta in all of my chatter
Somewhat like that Douglas Hofstadter.
My friends, you'll agree,
Eyeing it closely,
That this acrostic, for that matter,

Original comic here.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Comic 916 - Unpickable

A moneyed man from Maidenhead
Had a bulletproof safe lined with lead.
But his valuable stuff
He thought quite safe enough
In a shoebox tucked under his bed.

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Comic 915 - Connoisseur

How silly, becoming a keenie
Who knows everything about vini!
You could act just the same
Over frame after frame
Of Joe Biden eating panini.

Original comic here.

Very early birds will know that the -ini rhymes were originally in the singular. It works better in plural, though, don't you think?

EDIT: Bonus content! For no reason in particular, here's the Italian version of yesterday's limerick:

Che pazzo diventare un "keenie"
Che sappia tutto dei vini!
Potresti far lo stesso
E dir "Me n'interesso!"
Dei foto di Biden con panini.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Comic 914 - Ice

There once was a young man from Sydney
Who went to a do where they didnae
Have ice (an essential);
He left, got tangential
And woke in a tub full of kidney.

Original comic here.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Comic 913 - Core

There once was a man from Strathmore
Who was riveted by the earth's core.
But for all the fun facts
His legs turned to wax
At the thought it was under his floor.

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Comic 912 - Manual Override

With the plane at a deadly incline
Override it and everything's fine.
But your plan comes to naught
(Says the black box report)
Cause the manual for manual's online.

Original comic here.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Comic 911 - Magic School Bus

Whether comets, courgettes or Kon-Tiki,
Fact-finding these days is less tricky.
No magic bus biz
For the modern-day Frizz -
All roads lead, for shiz, straight to Wiki.

Original comic here.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Comic 910 - Permanence

There was a man from Bratislava
Who found picking names a palaver
He christened his daughter
More quick than he oughtta
But agonised over his server.

Original comic here.

Once again, there will be some remote corner of the British Isles where this limerick works very well; the rest must make do with half-rhyme.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Comic 909 - Worst-Case Shopping

There once was a man of the Wear
Who always bought premium gear
To prepare for each kind
Of disaster his mind
Could conceive, although none did appear.

Original comic here.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Comic 908 - The Cloud

The Cloud is run out of my attic -
An arrangement that's far from pragmatic.
If I trip on a cable
The world goes unstable
Plus I might graze my knee. Problematic.

Original comic here.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Classic comic 162 - Angular Momentum

There once was a girl from Marbella
Who spun like a Spitfire propeller.
The more the girl whirled
The slower th' world twirled
And the more secs she had with her fella.

Original comic here.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Comic 907 - Ages

In my young years, the world was so easy,
But then it got hard to be breezy;
But now high school's done
It's the time to have FUN
Woo, college! Wo - woops, I feel queasy.

Original comic here.

Interesting modern take on that famous speech from 'As You Like It'. For Shakespeare it was the infants who spent their time 'puking' - how times change.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Comic 906 - Advertising Discovery

Conditioning from Wikipedia
Is dangerous in other media:
A square-bracketed digit
Does not mean it's legit
So don't let the scoundrels mislead ya.

Original comic here.