funny poem about writing novels

BBC – August 12, 2016

Many Republicans have determined the Trump campaign has finally reached the point of no return and are running for the exits. So what are their

Detach? Dethrone? Divorce?
Or, just old-fashioned “buyer’s remorse.”


The Wall Street Journal – June 18, 2015

Readers turned out in droves Thursday for the fourth installment in E.L. James’s steamy “Fifty Shades” series – a retelling of the first novel, this time from Mr. Grey’s point of view. On Twitter, readers posted photographs of raunchy passages they had highlighted in the book – passages too graphic, unfortunately, to be quoted in The Wall Street Journal. One excerpt that generated particularly heated discussion involved a piece of peeled ginger root.

‘Fifty Shades’ with rope and whip,
Still has readers in its grip.

{ 0 comments } – May8, 20150

According to new research at the University of Bradford in the U.K., exposure via social media to images and videos of violent news events can trigger PTSD-like symptoms…“Social media has enabled violent stories and graphic images to be watched by the public in unedited, horrific detail,” said study leader Dr. Pam Ramsden. “Watching these events and feeling the anguish of those directly experiencing them may impact our daily lives.”

Too much violence, disaster, wretched distress,
Can shrivel the psyche, and crank up the stress.


BBC News April, 3, 2015

PARIS—French lawmakers have voted in favor of a law that would ban excessively thin fashion models from the runway and potentially fine their employers in a move that prompted resistance in the modeling industry.

Too thin and too gaunt,
N’est-ce-pas what we waunt.

{ 0 comments } – February 14, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect to see them too soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store — two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they’re bruised

If we can genetically modify traits we abhor,
Perhaps we can tame the gene labeled “WAR.”