Monday, 20 April 2020

Lyrics for Singable Satire: "MY BLUE SIT-ON"


ORIGINAL SONG"My Blue Heaven", W. Donaldson (music), G.A.Whiting (lyrics), 1928. Performed originally by Gene Austin, covered by almost 100 other bands and soloists, from Marlene Dietrich to Norah Jones.

PARODY COMPOSED: Dr. G. H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2015,(updated March 2020). You might also explore a further day's adventure by clicking 'kayak excursion' on our blog 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense'.

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(to the tune of "My Blue Heaven")

When scupper-holes bail
No fear to capsize!
I’m stable in my new sit-on.

She’s plump but petite,
Just measures nine feet
I’ve christened her My Blue Heaven.

I'’ll need a saddle-seat, a paddle, some repellent (-bug)
A type III vest to keep each vessel-rider snug.

Self-draining kayak,
Swift lift to roof-rack
Where I strap on My Blue Heaven.

A dolly to haul,
Don’t bring alcohol (chmmh!)
Boat-ramp to launch My Blue Heaven.

Could have a fishin’-pole, small ice-chest on a tidal ‘crick’
And she won’t swamp in wake or surf – that’s quite a trick.
Shem Creek, SC
foreground: sit-on kayak

background: trawlers

Where scupper-holes drain
Skip’s feeling no pain
Secure in his new blue sit-on.

I’ve got my cellphone in a baggy, I’m not gab-repressed
So while I’m damp and floating, I’ll 'yack-yack or text.

When my darling calls
That evening is nigh
I’ll be docking My Blue Heaven.

A neat gift for me
Just turned seventy.
I’m happy with My Blue Heaven,

Just so happy in My Blue Heaven

Wednesday, 15 April 2020


Giorgio Coniglio (pseudonym); medicine
coaster from a medical school reunion
WORDPLAY post #214 
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio and Dr. GH, March 2020. This group of terse verses has also been submitted to  

Those readers with a medical bent might want to click to review earlier poetic collections by our intrepid pair of writers, as tabulated (with links) at the end of this post:

Hello! I'm your social distancing trainer!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Giorgio has responded to the current crisis by sticking his toe in social media, and if you look hard you may be able to find him intermittently on Facebook and Twitter - 15 'tweets' so far.  

EPILOGUE: With respect to false-positive testing for COVID-19, this anecdote may be enlightening ... 

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Friday, 10 April 2020

South Carolina: The PALMETTO STATE (LS)

WORDPLAY post #213

A continuation of edifying verses about trees following up on two earlier posts, 'Limericks About Trees' and 'More Limericks about Trees'. 
The present saga is related to the stories and legends about South Carolina's state tree, the palmetto or cabbage palm. 

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2019, updated January 2020.

Today's verses have also been web-published at  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. 

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Even More Immersible Bird-Verse: WATERFOWL #3

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, July 2019, a continuation of prior blogposts on this topic. 

 The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. The present collection of verses, recently submitted to OEDILF and still under review, represents a bird-brained continuation of earlier work on the same subject. 

Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and informative text, might also enjoy these blog-offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Apr '19
Verses about Reptile, Jun '19
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, as above
AND, more posts will appear in the future ...
Verses about Reptiles, (part #2), May '20
Verses about Waterfowl (part #4 - Loons), Aug '20.
Verses about Waterfowl (part #5), Dec '20. 

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted (by pale blue acknowledgment plaques), embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone. Following submission of the poems to OEDILF, the slides collages we present here were formatted using Powerpoint software on a vintage 2000-era PC computer. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking, and OEDILF has no involvement in the pictorial portion of this presentation. 

American white ibis, Carolina lowcountry marsh at sunset

Authors' Note:

fress is a loanword verb from either German or Yiddish implying eating heartily or snacking frequently.

delicatessen has been applied to both high-end retail food stores selling unusual and imported prepared foods, and to restaurants preparing German, Jewish or other ethnic cuisine (frequently, the two functions are combined). It may also refer to the products purchased in these outlets.

Sushi is not among the expected foods in such an establishment, so the analogy to a pelicatessen for waterfowl has been unexplored until now. At least in Canadian official documents, for the sake of gender-neutrality, fishermen are referred to as fishers.

After initially using this neologism (word-creation) as a descriptor on the blog "Edifying Nonsense", and misconstruing it as his personal invention, the author became aware, via the internet, that there is a restaurant located at a resort on Bald Head Island, North Carolina with that name. Although that fact is of interest, it is of limited relevance. Seabirds are apparently not served at the establishment, either as customers, or as menu-fare.

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

If you want to resume daily titillations on our blog 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense', click HERE. Once you arrive, you can select your time frame of interest from the calendar-based listings in the righthand margin, and check the daily offerings for any week in the years 2020 and 2021. (There are now over 700 daily entries on the Daily blog, and most of these are also presented here on 'Edifying Nonsense' in topic-based collections.)