Wednesday, 25 September 2019


A REPRISE of wordplay and head-shaking by Giorgio Coniglio from May, 2018 and subsequently. Plus a couple supplements with important facts and concepts that you might previously have missed. 
This review of past postings was incited by today's news (September 24, 2019), relating that we are squarely in the midst of another unfolding impeachment drama. 

But we all need to have a bit of fun, so here's the material to review. Click on the links, and cluck to your heart's content... 

FUN WITH IMPEACHMENT  (post #116), May 15, 2018

MORE FUN WITH IMPEACHMENT (post #118), May 25, 2018

STILL MORE FUN WITH IMPEACHMENT (post #122), June 10, 2018

and from a more recent perspective...


SONGLINK: For a summary of singable fun on the same topic, please see this post on our lyrics-blog "SINGABLE SONGS and SATIRE


Q: In what American towns, anagramatically, can we find H.C.'s 'deplorables'?
A: There are a number of states in which they are found in smaller towns and cities. Some of these are shown in the following map. 


 (A poetic projection)

Friday, 20 September 2019

Lyrics for Singable Satire: "THE BALLAD OF GIULIANI", Part 1


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 to...
Tennessee Ernie Ford 
SATIRE COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and 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. However, this first part of the song deals with the more positive earlier portion of this flamboyant leaders' life-story.

SONGLINK: (for those who are signed up to visit our private song-lyrics blog)" See the version of this post designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere

The BALLAD of GIULIANI, part#1

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

Rudy Giuliani!
Voice of those wild Trump Years! 

Born in East Flatbush, down in NYC,
'Greenhorn' family from Tuscany.
Dad done time in Sing Sing for robbery,
An' Rudy volunteered for Robert Kennedy.
Rudy Giuliani,
Voice of those wild Trump Years!

At Manhattan College, took philosophy.
Enter the priesthood? "No, that's not for me!"
Studied Law at New York University,
To graduate cum laude with J.D. degree.
Rudy Giuliani,
Startin' up his career. 

To prosecute felons gave him a thrill.
Though tactics like the 'perp walk' were 'overkill'
As U.S. Attorney he showed great skill.
His record of convictions is unequalled still.
Rudy Giuliani,
Outshone his legal peers.

He fought single-handed through the Mafia Wars.
Racketeering mobsters he did abhor. 
Put their capos behind bars, and settled the score, 
And RICOed* inside traders, and convicted more.
Fearless Rudy launchin'
His politickin' career.

Two terms as Mayor start in '93.
First Repub. in office there since John Lindsay.
Libs felt queezy with the GOP, but he
Cleaned the streets, cut crime, and folks said "That's for me!"
Rudy Giuliani,
The Big Apple's brigadier. 

He craved a Senate seat; to lose was gall.
'Specially to Hillary, he'd hate to fall.
But marital scandal, and a doctor's call,
And bad race relations triggered his withdrawal.
Rudy Giuliani,
Back in the Mayor's chair. 

Rudy was the guy in charge when Towers fell.
At Ground Zero visited and stayed a spell.
Folks felt he handled the disaster well,
And was honored by the Queen as I've heard tell.
Rudy Giuliani!
Time's Person-of-the-Year.

Rudy Giuliani!
Time's Person-of-the-Year.

* RICO - The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.  

EDITORIAL NOTE: Stay tuned! Part 2 of this ballad will appear shortly (October, 2019). 

Sunday, 15 September 2019


WORDPLAY post #184

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, July 2019. Thoughts about blood-clotting disorders and their treatment have been incited by current health issues affecting family and friends. 
Many of today's verses are also under review at, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks.  Links to other medically-related posts here at "Edifying Nonsense" are given at the bottom of this post.

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post. And medically related parody-lyrics can be found here

Learn more about hemophilia and its current treatment with hamster-derived biosynthetic proteins at Wikipedia.

Learn more about atrial fibrillation and its treatment at Wikipedia.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019


WORDPLAY post #183
This post is a continuation of #179, Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1.
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 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 May through September 2018. 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 post #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 bottom of post #179, for these links as well.

Want more palindromic fun? Click here to proceed to collages 25 through 36 ... 

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)