I am agonized
But really not surprised
That I can't find Comedy
A laugh or two on my TV
But flicking around the channels
Just the other night
I happened on a news show
There was comedy there all right
Now it seems that the White House
Congress and the Senate
Who Passed the O'Bama Care Health Plan
Don't want to participate in it
I think it funny, almost hilarious
That they can think we won't care
That they can keep the plans they have
It really isn't fair
While I'm laughing over that
Here comes the IRS scandal
It seems to be quite a mess
Maybe more than they can handle
Pictures of our President
Carefree playing golf and games
Showing off his legs in poses
Does he have no shame
And all the “stars” that helped him win
Are disappointed too for goodness sake
I heard Oliver Stone refer to him
Now get this, as a snake
I am writing this in jest but will they realize that
For there is the Spying, listening on our phones
Someone may be a spy reading this
I should watch out for drones :P
Well that's my news for today
Nothing you don't already know
But if you like comedy in your life
Tune into the news show
This Week’s Challenge:
Write large. Wave your arms in the air and shout your words onto the page. In this challenge there is no such thing as OTT [Over The Top]. Pen some prose of the purplest hue. Use lots of ten-dollar words. Blow your own horn, or somebody else’s. Pretend you are Paula Abdul judging an American Idol final, or Fox news covering the Whitehouse.
You are a critic for the New York Times. Write a column recommending – or damning – a restaurant, a play or a movie.
Write a eulogy. Would you praise the deceased or denounce them?
Write a classified ad for something, anything. And if you don’t think this is a good exercise for hyperbole, then check this out.
Politics is a natural arena for hyperbole. You could be a speechwriter for somebody’s campaign, or a political commentator reporting on same.
Watch Out For:
The only rule I would like to make is: don’t take it seriously. Especially if you write about politics.
Oh, and for Len’s benefit, don’t mention Gather. [Thank you, Patrick.]