Archive for December, 2006

Ode To A Former Canadian Ice Shelf

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Ode To A Former Canadian Ice Shelf
By Madeleine Begun Kane

An ice shelf’s collapsed in the ocean.
Global warming’s far more than a notion
Dreamed up by Al Gore,
Though some wish to ignore
All the changes that greed’s set in motion. [tags]Global Warming, Al Gore, Greed, Arctic Ice Shelf, Canada, Ocean, Ice Shelf Collapse, Conservation[/tags]

Shopping For A New President Would Be Nice

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

President Bush had some words of wisdom for us at Wednesday’s press conference: “I encourage you all to go shopping more.”

Hey, at least he finally has his priorities straight.  And that brings me to my latest political limerick:

Shopping For A New President Would Be Nice
By Madeleine Begun Kane 

‘Tis the season to buy stuff, for sure.
Have you shopped? Yes? Then go shop some more.
That’s what Dubya once said,
While ignoring the dead—
Needless victims of Dub’s wanton war.   [tags]Bush Humor, War Humor, Economy Humor, Press Conference[/tags]

Recently On My Other Blog

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Here’s what I’ve posted recently on my other (non-political humor) blog:

* Is It Safe To Go Shopping With Your Mate?
* Ode To Ambling
* Is Mental Health Overrated?
* What A Card![tags]Shopping Humor, Mental Health Humor, Walking Humor[/tags]

“A Way Forward?” To Where, Exactly?

Monday, December 11th, 2006

“A Way Forward?” To Where, Exactly?
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Iraq’s current state is abysmal,
With its prospects of peace rather dismal.
Dubya started this war,
Yielding blood, sweat and gore,
And success odds quite infinitesimal.


And now some links, for your reading, listening, and viewing pleasure:
* The Talking Dog Interviews Michael Berube
* Year In Review: GOP ‘Takes A Perp Walk On The Wild Side’
* War Is Relative
* Top Ten Funniest Political Moments of 2006
* Melissa Block talks with voice-over artists Dennis Steele and Scott Sanders about how to make a threatening voice for a political ad. (All Things Considered Audio Clip.)   [tags]Iraq War, Iraq Study Group, A Way Forward, War Satire[/tags]

Some Gift Ideas (Political Humor, Gifts For Lawyers, & Music)

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Do you need some holiday gift ideas? Here are two political items that I’ve been enjoying:

* The Best Political Cartoons Of The Year 2007

* 2007 George Bush Out Of Office Countdown Calendar 

If you have any lawyers or law students in your family, legal song parodies are always fun.  Here are two offerings for your favorite law-meisters:

* The “Solicitor Of Satire” Bob Noone’s hilarious latest is Bob Noone: The Well Hung Jury, available both as a CD and DVD. 

* “Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes,” Lawrence Savell’s “third album of allegedly-humorous lawyer-created law-related rock-and-roll holiday songs.”

* If you’d rather give that lawyer an entertaining book instead, there’s always Barman: Ping-Pong, Pathos & Passing The Bar, by Alex Wellen.

* Finally, if you’d like to buy some good music and help raise money for the homeless, there’s Freedom Track’s Gonna Rise Up from the Nashville Session Players.  [tags]Holiday Gift Ideas, Music, Books, Calendars[/tags]

Ode To Diminished Expectations (Limerick)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Ode To Diminished Expectations
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Unanimous yeses for Gates,
Cause it’s clear that he has what it takes
To be better than Rummy.
He isn’t a dummy!!!
That’s life in our Bush-induced straits.
[tags]Bob Gates Satire, Robert Gates, Confirmation Humor, Defense Secretary, Senate Armed Services Committee[/tags]

Ode To Dennis “Muslim Menace” Prager

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Ode To Dennis “Muslim Menace” Prager
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I’m enraged at host Prager. Yes, Dennis.
To the truth he is rather a menace,
Cause he gave Muslims grief
When he lied about Keith,
By inventing a Biblical oath dis. [tags]Dennis Prager, Keith Ellison, Media Humor, Koran, Bible, Muslim Congressman[/tags]

Recently On My Other Blog

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Here’s what I’ve posted recently on my other (non-political humor) blog:

* Ode To Prosperity
* Mad Gift Giving Guide
Where’s The Beef?
[tags]Money Humor, Holiday Humor[/tags]

Uncivil Drivel

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Uncivil Drivel
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The pundits incessantly muse,
“Is it civil or not?” I’m confused,
Cause by all definitions
Dub’s ill-advised “mission”
Ignited a civil war fuse.[tags]Civil War, Iraq War, Pundits, Mission, Satire[/tags]