Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hillary Clinton - The Likability Tour De Force

Not a person to dilly-dally, Hillary Clinton makes a serious effort to be likable.

With growing perception, she's "the queen of ice"
Hillary realized, she had very little choice,
But to recast her cold persona
As warm and cuddly, not a loner,
While saying, "please vote for me! Really, I am nice."

"After Delay, Clinton Embarks on a Likability Tour"
NY Times Article on December 19, 2007 here

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Digital Deficiency, Dutch "Emergency"

A Dutch fisherman that was angling for a pike
Had a North Sea encounter he didn't like,
Lost a finger to a shark
Only to woefully remark,
"I have fewer digits for plugging a dyke."

The legend of Hans Brinker, the little Dutch boy here

Some cartoons on the little Dutch boy here

Sunday, December 9, 2007

"No Wii" Anxiety Syndrome

Christmas is just over two weeks away and the low availability of the Nintendo Wii continues to induce a state of anxiety across the country.

Behold a nation in a state of despair
Grown men and women tearing out their hair,
As the stocks run low
Comes a heart-rending bellow,
"Where's my Nintendo Wii?, Oh life is unfair!"

San Jose Mercury News story on the scarcity of the Nintendo Wii here

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Shake, Rattle and Roll

No shake or rattle, but a feeling droll
When I envision the "California roll",
No ground-moving confusion
Rather, a 70's sushi fusion
Imagine cucumber,crab 'n avocado on a stroll.

See the origin of the California Roll here

Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Vision Gone Dim Then"

Anagram of "No End In Sight Movie"

On US blunders, up-close not remote
"No End In Sight" raises an alarming note,
The movie will enlighten
Or perhaps seriously frighten,
A "must-see", before you're ready to vote.

Check out the movie website here

The movie on No End in Sight.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sign "of the Times"

There is unrest in the schools of Bangalore
Where young teachers think teaching is a bore,
A whopping 83%
Are looking for improvement,
Making money, doing IT offshore.

News source: The Times of India, November 17, 2007
"83% of teachers in Bangalore bored, want out."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Beginning

A weekly limerick, is the plan I have made

An idea, my effort, a crusade,

To keep up my spirit

Will you please visit,

And share a comment or an accolade.

You ask "what is a limerick?". See here