Thursday, March 12, 2009

From the Hogwarts Light Verse Society

I'm still having a great time on MyLeaky. One of the groups I've started is the Hogwarts Light Verse Society (those Star Wars poems really got me going). Today is Leaky News Mistress Sue Upton's birthday, so in her honor, I wrote ...


Sue Upton
Started eruptin’
When she heard Jason Isaacs state
That he thinks Hufflepuffs are great


"Happy birthday, Sue!"
Frak opens up a bottle
Pellegrino sound


All Squee-ers love when Ms. Sue
Tells Pottercast listeners what’s new
If the news is real neato
John drops his burrito
And offers his own point of view


Squeedly deedly
Sue Upton, Hufflepuff
Looked at Melissa’s book
Flying off shelves

“Maybe I’ll write a new
Fictobiography --
Hufflepuff, Helga: Our
Bodies, Our Elves

Monday, March 2, 2009

A few recent projects

So I'm embarking on some shameless promotion for this play. In fact, if you're reading this, it's probably because you encountered some of those.

Here's what they are:

Yes, I know it's a little disturbing to see Captain America hanging from a tree with his leg and arm shattered. I promise, it's just supposed to be silly, not some bizarre political statement.

The next reader-contribution post was to write some light verse about Star Wars. I contributed ...

Three clerihews ...

Loves soda
He says, “Do the Dew.” Know why?
Because there is no try.

Jango Fett
Didn’t bet
On winding up dead
He thought he’d come out a head

(this one's called "Two Jewish Princesses")
Padme Amidala
Likes challah
Leia Organa
Prefers manna

And two double dactyls:

Hark to the story of
Lando Calrissian:
Bespin investin’ brought
Fortune and fame.

He bent his ethics quite
Screwing his friends is just
Part of the game.

Wrinkly Stinkily
Emperor Palpatine’s
Post-Windu cranium
Looks like a tush

Is he the ultimate
Cheney’s lost ancestor?
Is Jar-Jar Bush?

(again, no need to debate politics here, but everyone seems to think the third prequel was a Bush critique, so ...)