Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Lyrics for Singable Satire: "VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER"

PARODY SONG-LYRICS

ORIGINAL SONG: "The Frozen Logger", an American folksong of the tall-tale variety, was written by James Stevens in 1928 and published in 1949. It has been recorded by The Weavers in 1951, and subsequently by many other artists, including  Oscar Brand. Enjoy the YouTube recording by Johnny Cash here. 
PARODY COMPOSED:  Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019. 
Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's lyrics posted on these blogposts...


SONGLINK: See the version designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhereBTW, if you are not among the glitterati chosen to have access to our lyrics-blog, and wish to do so, leave me a note to that effect in the Comments section at the bottom of this post, and I will sign you up.

FURTHER INFORMATION: A presidential quote from January 2019, in reference to the suspected perpetrators indicted by the Mueller probe into foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. federal election...

 "Among the 34 people, many of them were bloggers from Moscow or people who had nothing to do with me, had nothing to do with what they were talking about or there were people who got caught telling stories or lying … I think it's a terrible thing (that has) happened to this country, because this investigation is a witch hunt." 


VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER


(to the tune of "The Frozen Logger")



As I logged on in Moscow in an internet café,
An English-speaking pop-up troll did these terse words display,
“We know you are a blogger, and not just a common nerd.
Mother Russia wants your hacking help, of this please be assured.”

“And yes, I am Vlad Putin; please excuse my being crass,
But we’ll count on your assistance, or your relatives we’ll gas.
What we ask’s not too much effort, in fact it’s a walk in the park.
We’ll assign a friendly mentor, KGB-trained oligarch.”

“I want to win real elections, just not keen to call my own;           
We’ll monitor the chats and thoughts on each U.S. cellphone.
You’ll scoop the goods for blackmail in a world as dark as night,
And steal e-mail for WikiLeaks to publish on their site.”

“We’ll post you there in Washington, you’ll help us get the clues;
When time is right to dominate, we’ll start our world-wide coups.
We’ll signal in that courtroom that Putin’s time has come;
That’s where you’ll sit ‘til someone moons Bob Mueller with
   his bum.”


Friday, 15 November 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The OLD WORLD #4


WORDPLAY POST #192

This post represents a follow-up to these posts...
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #2
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #3

SATIRE COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym), 2019. 
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 links shown on earlier blogposts.




Suomi' is the natives' name for 'Finland'







Do you still crave more palindromic fun? Click here for 'concluding remarks' about New-World and Old-World palindromes ... 



Sunday, 10 November 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The Americas #4

WORDPLAY post #192
Preview of this fall's offerings. Target date: November 10.
This post is a continuation of...
 Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1
 Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #2
 Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #3

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 2018. 

WORDPLAY LINK: Panels showing palindromic phrases derived from geography of the Americas were originally displayed on Wordplay posts on this blog during the interval from 2018 to February 2019; the current examples have been developed since that time. 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 for 'concluding remarks' about New-World and Old-World palindromes ...


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Gratingly American: THIRTY-ODD POLITICALLY TAINTED PALINDROMES, etc.

WORDPLAY POST #191
  

   Here are some palindromes, mostly concocted recently. Some of these palindromic phrases had first been displayed in one of our blogposts in 2017. Note that the author believes that wordplay derivations such as palindromes and anagrams are not 'invented', but merely 'reported' by canny observers, and some of today's offerings have been copied from others' reports as well as from the blog-author's earlier work. 

  Personal political views are also reflected in verse form at the bottom of the palindrome list. (Originally, we were going to devote this post strictly to palindromic utterances, but couldn't resist the temptation to add some poetry.) 

    A lot of mental energy has focused backwards and forwards on palindromes, so check out...
1) The latest in the series of map-art collections on this blog ...
INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The Tourists' Palindromic Guides,
and
2) MAGICAL PALINDROMESThe specifics of the development of magical palindromes and an initial listing of examples can be found on this blogpost dating from February 2017.
You might also enjoy ...
3) The 'FUN with IMPEACHMENT' Collection: This posting reviews some politically-oriented wordplay dealing with anagrams, rather than palindromes, but the underlying message is the same. 
SONGLINK: If you prefer to SING about the Machiavellian machinations of our times, as well as many other topics, you can view some intriguing material on our song-lyrics blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIRE'. 


POLITICALLY-TAINTED PALINDROMES

1. Sad nut or red nut under rotundas.

2. Debut tubed. 

3. No, worse! Panders to idiots, rednapes. Row on!  

4. Hair, a plan, if final - pariah!

5. 'Nit up' -- sides reversed is -- 'Putin'. 

6. Must sell at tallest sum.

7. Re 'hypocrisy': as I say sir, copy her. 

8. Denial slain, Ed.

9. Nip in if I pull up. Pull up if I nip in.

10. Deep state: état speed.  [Fr. = state]

11. Embargos so grab me.

12.a) O gal, a ram, part flog! Golf-trap - Mar-a-lago.
     b) Golf, par, sin-net, pant. Nap, tennis, rap, flog.

13. 'Nit-up' pun? Up, Putin!

14. No! It is opposition.

15. A "I" on a rap - paranoia.

16. One racist, " If 'stir grits' fits, I care? No."

17. Pure talk. KKK later up.

18. S,W,E,N (x?) of Fox News.

19. Snug guns if I snug guns.

20. Star? Come, Don. No Democrats.

21. In word-salad, alas, drown I.

22. Bar an Arab.

23. "No!", in uneven union.

24. Pure, boss is. Sober up! 

25. Re "We freer" - Fewer.

26. All a wall - awe! Walla Walla.

27. A man, a plan - racy, carnal (Panama).

28. Rail? Erupting, I sign it 'Pure Liar'.  

29. Aid, nix - India. 

30. Red, rob, a wall, law - a Border. 

31.a) A man, a plan, if A - final (Panama).
     b) A man, a plan, if B - final (Panama).
     c) A man, a plan, if C - final (Panama).
       ...

32.a) Retracting, I sign it 'Carter'.
     b) Dubya won? No way, bud.
     c) "No demerits tire me", Don.

33. Side-ballot, Biden? One dib. Toll abides. 

34. Ya! Deride to vote! Dire day.

35.a) No X in Nixon. 
     b) No Melania in 'a lemon'.
     c) 'Sir', obsesses Boris. 

36. "Star comedy -- Democrats."

37. A game - divide: MAGA. 

38. Elba? Rudy, "Baby, durable!"

39.a) "No!", e.g. nude dungeon. 
     b) No sin-unit, in unison.
     c) No DC-Don. 


POLITICALLY-TAINTED VERSES













And, before you go...
 if you have become addicted to both palindromes and limericks, as we have, you can satisfy both cravings by checking out an earlier illustrated blogpost entitled "Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes".