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