Thursday 20 June 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: "GET ME ROGER STONE", the song

WORDPLAY POST #173:


SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019 (the brief sequel was added 2 month later). Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's lyrics posted on these earlier blogposts...
Dark Schemes
Rosenstein
Brennan's Tweet
Vlad Putin's Blogger  

ORIGINAL SONG: "Heart of Gold" 1971, written and recorded by legendary Canadian songwriter-performer Neil Young.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Further details re the song's subject and his relationship with the narrator can be found at...
(i) a biographic Wikipedia article, "Roger Stone",
(ii) a news article about Stone's unusual behaviour following his indictment by the Mueller investigation on multiple charges, and 
(iii) an article about the highly-praised 2017 Netflix film "Get Me Roger Stone" that documents Stone's longterm role as advisor to Donald Trump. 
SONGLINK: See the version designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere. (If you can't access the lyrics-blog, but would like to be among the glitterati permitted to do so, leave me a note in the Comments with your email, and I will sign you up - Ed.)



GET ME ROGER STONE - the song

(to the tune of "Heart of Gold"  by Neil Young) 


A foppish slickster,  a dirty trickster,
He’s worked with Manafort and ‘Tricky Dick’,
Deceptive tactics he knows to pick, sir
That keeps me seekin’ help from Roger Stone --
Get him on the phone.

That keeps me seekin’ help from Roger Stone,
Get him on the phone!

He is a slick son-xxx, let’s get him quick son,
He’s out-maneuvered jerks at Wiki Leaks.      
A touch of Lucifer, he speaks with Guccifer*.
We’ll trash the Clintons using Roger Stone --
Get him on the phone.

I like to seek advice from Roger Stone,
Get him on the phone!

I need to seek advice from Roger Stone.
A dirty trickster with a heart of stone.
Keep Special Counsel far from Roger Stone.
I’m in deep doodoo, get me Roger Stone.

*  Guccifer 2.0 is an online persona, that, according to U.S. documents of indictment, is operated by Russian millitary intelligence. In July 2016, 'Guccifer' claimed responsibility for hacking into emails of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, and releasing them to the media and to the website 'WikiLeaks'. 
Lucifer, Latin name for the morning star Venus, is treated in early Christian terminology as a synonym for Satan.  

SEQUEL:

His prospects sagged, judge has him gagged,
That gassy windbag, now he's on his own.
I barely knew him, best to eschew him.
Perhaps I'll later pardon Roger Stone--
Now, he's on his own.

|The Mueller Probe indicted Roger Stone.

I'll pardon later, but for now, disown.|   repeat and fade.


SONGLINKS: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's songs, accompanied by ukulele / guitar notation, as found on previous postings on our lyrics blog, "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE". (Click to enjoy them).
 #178 "Indiana Song"
 #175 "Rosenstein"






Saturday 15 June 2019

Immersible Bird-Verse: WATERFOWL #1 (A to C)



PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, May 2019. This blogpost is the first in a series of five collections of verses and photos about waterfowl, based primarily on Giorgio's waterside outings in South Carolina and Ontario. 
Today's verses. dealing primarily with the South Carolina lowcountry environment, have been published (a few remain under review) at OEDILF.com. The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems (Giorgio is proud to have contributed almost 300). 
Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative photos and poetic imagery might also enjoy these offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Apr '19
Verses about Reptiles, Jun '19
Verses about Waterfowl, June '19, as posted here,
AND in the future, these collections will become available ...
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), July '19

Verses about Waterfowl (part #3), Apr '20
Verses about Waterfowl (part #4 - Loons), Aug '20.
Verses about Waterfowl (part #5), Dec '20. 

PHOTOS: I am indebted to colleagues who have contributed a number of the key photographs. Unless otherwise noted, most embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking. 

CONTENTS:
American white ibises
Anhingas
Awkward great auks
Birder
Black-crowned night herons
Black skimmers
Brown pelicans (Caribbean)
Canada geese
(for continuation, see the link below)















































occasional aggressive stance adopted by a Canada goose,
as suggested here 


Bird-watchers, academic ornithologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for more verses on this topic!
So, please follow this link!... 


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Monday 10 June 2019

HELLENIC PAEAN: The AEGEAN (restaurant) CAT

WORDPLAY post #171

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 2018. Today's story in limerick-verse form has been published  at OEDILF.com, an online humor dictionary. 

'LS' = Limerick Saga. On this blog, we will be using this abbreviation to designate poems whose verses, each in limerick form (5-line AABBA stanzas), number three or more.  These lengthier poetic endeavours give more room for the development of relevant details, and the inclusion of further elements of plot and character, when compared with the single-verse form. Readers are asked to note that for a limerick writer, 15 lines of poetry seems like a lot. 
  The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 105,000 carefully edited single-stanza poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. The present saga, related to a very specific topic, represents a offshoot of earlier work on the subject of travels in Greece. In general, OEDILF is not terribly keen on the submission of multiverse limericks, but Giorgio seems to be trying to corner the market on this particular poetic modality. 

  Readers might also enjoy these collages related to travel in Greece...
'Verse for Excursions: Limericks about the GREEK ISLES '
'More Verse for Excursions: CRETE and ATHENS '


WORDPLAY LINK: The poetic insights inherent to this piece evolved during travels to Greece in October 2018. Aspects of the tourist experience in Crete, Athens and the Cycladic Islands are found in the posts...
"Verse for Excursions: Limericks about the Greek Isles", and 
"More Verse for Excursions: Crete and Athens".

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 post


γάτα: Greek for cat












Wednesday 5 June 2019

HERPETOLOGIC VERSE: REPTILES

    
        
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, April 2019. Today's verses have been approved for web-publication at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems. 

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted, embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using ancient Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking. 

BACKGROUND:  "herpetology" - the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians. Readers should note that snakes have been omitted from this poetic idyll owing to the marked aversion by the editor's life-partner. 

And, for those interested here's a list of our whole collection of posts related to Nature ...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Amphibians, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Apr '19
Verses about Reptiles, Jun '19, as above,
AND, here's the lineup for future posts ... 
Verses about Waterfowl, June '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), July '19
Verses about Trees (part #2), Aug '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #3), Apr '20
Verses about Reptiles, (part #2), May '20
Verses about Waterfowl (part #4 - Loons), Aug '20.
Verses about Waterfowl (part #5), Dec '20. 


CURRENT CONTENTS:
Amphisbaenians
Autotomy
Beneficial snakes
Broad-headed skinks
Brown anoles
Carolina anoles
Crocodilians



Authors' Note: 

clade: taxonomic term, equivalent to ‘suborder’

   The amphisbaenians are a group of reptiles named for the Greek mythological figure Amphisbaena, a two-headed serpent. Superficially resembling earthworms, but with similar markings about their tails and their small heads, they spend most of their time in a subterranean environment. Although they are  widely found in South America, the Caribbean region and Africa, their current distribution in North America and in Europe is more limited, involving only Florida and Iberia respectively.
    
   The motivation for the alleged fevered search by Slovenian crowds to find these creatures is unclear.
   The suffix -paenia, or -penia, (PEE-nyuh), not infrequently used in medical terms, indicates a lack or deficiency.







Authors' Note: 

‘The Palmetto State’: South Carolina
plenum: from the Latin for ‘full’, a deliberative meeting of a body in which all members are present, contrasted with quorum
plenumous: ad hoc neologism indicating the importance of the issue at hand

Your contributions to the BPSS, tax-free, will help us in our efforts to counter anti-social behavior in South Carolina (the palmetto state) by the following: 
eastern diamondback, timber/canebrake and pygmy rattlesnakes,
copperheads, 
cottonmouths,
coral snakes.



















 










See an earlier post for Giorgio's rehash of Ogden Nash's verse (The Purist) about the important differences between crocodiles and alligators.



Nature-lovers , academic herpetologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for more verses on this topic!
So, please follow this link!


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