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An Ullage Dozen (12): Hope Squats Eternal

May 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Today I heard a newscaster slip up, and call a “retired admiral” a “retired animal.”

The pigeon’s not a welcome bird
When it’s in my vicinity.
I understand it forms a third
Of something called the Trinity.

robots in rowboats

I saw a children’s book called You Can Drive an Automobile. I want the children to be happy; but shouldn’t they be discouraged from driving?

If you sing about your feelings,
I will throw potato peelings.

Do maggots see flies as angels?

When Cupid reaches for his quiver,
Shiver, little children, shiver.

The other day, I was drinking coffee at a sidewalk cafe, when a man came out to tell me that he’d taken my picture. “There’s a bullet hole in the window,” he explained, “so from the inside it looks like you have a bullet hole in your head. Pretty neat, huh?”

My hand shadows aren’t supposed to look like animals; they’re supposed to look like my hands.

Take more on, moron.

So follow, if you must, your star:
Remember, though, it’s very far.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Education

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // Jun 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I like the maggot one particularly.

  • 2 The Coyote // Jun 4, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Weatherman slipup: “snow flakes” became “flow snakes.”
    “You’ll be seeing some flow snakes this evening.”

  • 3 Doug // Jun 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Nice one!

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