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Parliament was sat one night,
With rebels on the left and right,
The sky was dark, the hour was late,
And still the Commons did debate.

The arguments went round and round,
There was no sign of common ground.
The MPs all shook their heads,
As Theresa stood up and said:
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Some of you may be familiar with Sue Limb's Radio 4 comedies The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere and Gloomsbury, which are about oddly familiar groups of writers: The former features, as well as William and Dorothy Wordsmith, Percy Jelly, Lord Biro and Sir Walter Spott, while the latter stars Ginny Fox and Vera Sackcloth-Vest, as well as D.H. Lollipop, T.S. Jellytot, and so on. They're very funny, even if you only have a vague idea about the originals.

So, in the spirit of those I came up with:
The Clinklings )
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So apparently there's a new TV show being made called Gotham, although I've seen confliciting information as to whether it's mainly going to be about Young Bruce Wayne or Lieutenant Gordon. For the purposes of parody, I'm assuming the former.

27 November 2022
Gotham - Outsiders

Warning: contains fake spoilers for a show that hasn't been made yet )

Many Names

Sep. 27th, 2013 04:34 pm
daibhidc: (Sci Fi)
I came up with this idea and was briefly tempted to write a fic around it, before I decided it was too much work.

"He has many names. He is known as Tharkûn to the Dwarves and Théta in Galinor. To the Elves he is Mithrandir, and Kafarac to the Dale-Kin. In the North his arrival is seen as an ill-omen, and thus he is called the Oncoming Stormcrow.

"To the Men of the West and the Hobbits, he is simply the Grey Doctor."
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If you haven't read this month's DWM, it's got a column by Jaqueline Rayner with this illustration, and the first two lines of an associated rhyme ("A is for Adric who won a gold star, B is for Bessie a sprightly old car") And for some reason, I couldn't resist continuing:
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1) Write the shortest story you think you can.

2) Discover it's 136 words long.

3) Go through the story ruthlessly cutting out any extraneous passage.

4) Discover it's now 124 words long.

5) Restore the 136-word version and add 64 words. Call it a double drabble.

6) If you can't think of 64 new words, add 14 and call it a drabble-and-a-half.

7) Discover you've actually added 15 new words, and there's no grammatical way to remove one.

8) Give up.
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Watching 2-week old Have I Got News For You, and learnt that some Fox News pundit is claiming The Muppets promotes communism. Because everyone knows that if there's one thing global megacorporation Disney hates, it's the capitalist system. Anyway, it occured to me to turn this into a fun game:

Those Communist Muppet Movies in Full

The Muppets Take Moscow
A Muppet Family International Workers' Day
Muppets From Specnaz
Fraggle Bloc
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There's a member of the weasel family called the zorilla. The name is Spanish for "little fox"; fox in Spanish being, of course, "zorro".

So was King Kong a gorro?
daibhidc: (Rincewind)
Q. What do you call the Cunning Artificer as a Nac Mac Feegle?

A. Bernard Crivvins!

ABBA

Jul. 29th, 2010 03:20 pm
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There's a pop group from Sweden you hear all the time.
It's a shame that Bjorn, Agnetha, Anni-Frid and Benny,
Through all of their hits, which were varied and many,
Have never, I think, used this pattern of rhyme.
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There was a bit on Have I Got News For You just now about Lily, a meerkat at an animal park in Melton Mowbury, whose owners are looking for a partner through "online meerkat dating sites". The phrase "online meerkat dating sites" was used several times.

But no mention of the world's number one site for anyone looking for a wide range of meerkats with whom they might have a relationship. Sheesh, it's no wonder they get so many people looking for car insurance...
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(For some reason I feel like channeling Private Eye...)

In a shocking new development, the Grauniad claims to have evidence that the News of the World has not hacked into the phones of anyone involved with Doctor Who. According to the Graskeian's investigation, the mobiles of Russell T. Davies, Julie Gardner and others remain untouched by Whos of the World journalists who have also, the White Guardian alleges, not bugged the room in Upper Boat where the Tone Meetings take place.

A spokesman for the Oods of the World said "This is a totally preposterous and potentially damaging claim. I mean, what do they think we do, make it all up?"

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