Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Comic 957 - Development

There once was a whirlwind named Rina
Which blew stronger, harder and meaner.
And then it mutated
And got fascinated
With philosophy (unlike Katrina).

Original comic here.

I have tagged this with "Comics I didn't really understand", but to be honest that hardly begins to cover it. I am certainly not trying to make light of Hurricane Katrina; but no matter the devastation it caused, there is no denying that it rhymes with "Rina".

Monday, 26 September 2011

Comic 956 - Sharing

A tree might desire to be giving
But we've all got to make us a living
So DRM's used:
Ebooks keep you amused
And keep writers from begging and spiving.

Original comic here.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Comic 955 - Neutrinos

Light barrier broken? Aw, shucks!
But trying to urge caution sucks.
Instead, look for dudes
In excitable moods
And rinse them for two hundred bucks.

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Comic 954 - Chin-Up Bar

There was a man from Cheltenham Spa
Who took a three-foot chin-up bar
Up an up escalator
And ten minutes later
Enjoyed the resulting fracas.

Original comic here.

You need a good English pronunciation of Cheltenham Spa here. All together now: "Chelt'n'am Spa."

Monday, 19 September 2011

Comic 953 - 1 to 10

There once was a man from Peru
Who struggled to count beyond two
But he came out the best
In the binary test
In which he scored 10 out of 10.

Original comic here.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Comic 952 - Stud Finder

When no clue or tip or reminder
Can help you locate your stud finder
When studs go unfound
And frustrations abound
Then you need a—

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Comic 951 - Working

There once was a man from Kilkenny
Who laboured to save every penny.
When compared with the dough
He'd have made working, though,
They didn't look like very many.

Original comic here.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Classic comic 262 - In Ur Reality

There was a meme fan named MacPherson
Whose mania started to worsen
From digital cats
To entering flats
And captioning felines in person.

Original comic here.

Comic 950 - Mystery Solved

There once was a gal named Amelia
Who couldn't have been any steelier.
She flew round the Earth
But because of its girth
She only arrived last Tuesday.

Original comic here.

Am I "subverting the format" or can I just not think of a rhyme for Amelia? I leave it up to you, but I do think the non-rhyme emphasises the peculiar unexpectedness of this revelation.

I try not to do this kind of thing very often.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Comic 949 - File Transfer

We can all download films by the pile
And tweet in celebrity style
But it's not just the n00bs
And the countrified rubes
Who will struggle to send a large file.

Original comic here.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Comic 948 - AI

AI can play chess - that's old hat
And can drive o'er the wide desert flat
But just like a real geek
In Black Rock for a week
It has great trouble trying to chat.

Original comic here.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Comic 947 - Investing

There was a young lady from Leicester
Who felt she should be an investor
But a grand safely hid
Won't make three hundred quid
In a decade. It didn't int'rest 'er.

Original comic here.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Comic 946 - Family Decals

"I think we should have children, honey."
Ha! Ha! That's really quite funny.
I think we should keep
Our shiny new jeep
And adorn it with pictures of... money.

Original comic here.

Note that I'm not necessarily on the side of the crass automobilist in this limerick.