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Coffeebean #231377 08/20/21 12:10 AM
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When President Joe Biden
Was asked, What are you hidin?
His reply was easily understood:
I did the best I could.

There's no simple answer
To the problems we've faced since my Administration began, Sir.
Under these circumstances
To imply otherwise is to indulge in romances.

(an Exercise for the Reader: write a Clerihew based on George Stephanopoulos... ;-)

wofahulicodoc #231379 08/20/21 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc
(an Exercise for the Reader: write a Clerihew based on George Stephanopoulos... ;-)
Hmm...we'll see! Some years ago I accepted your challenge of writing a double dactyl including 'antimetabole' (see page 6 of the Double Dactyl thread). So there's always hope!


Here are two sporting clerihews:

Jurgen Klopp
Wants Liverpool to be top,
And accordingly devises
Ways to win football's greatest prizes.

Joe Root,
Star batsman, and captain to boot,
Must doubt that England will win at cricket
While the rest of the team keep losing their wicket.

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None of this is true, as far as I know, but it fits the form and rhyme criteria for a Clerihew.

News Analyst and interviewer George Stephanopoulos
Spends much of his time playing Parcheesi and Sorry and other such games Monopoulos.
Politicians for him to skewer
Are much fewer.

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Former Democratic advisor George Stephanopoulos
(Not to be confused with Trump's George Papadopoulos)
Continued to present impartial TV news
Though he hoped the Republicans would lose.

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The Three Musketeers
Stood no insults or jeers.
If they were obstructed by a peasant,
Their reaction would not be very pleasant.

If Charlotte Bronte
Had married an Italian conte,
She could have basked in literary glory
In a villa by Lake Maggiore.

Herbert Lom
Was the actor's pseudo-nom.
His real name was Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevic ze Schluderpacheru.
Phew!

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Thomas Bowdler's expurgations
Spoiled Shakespeare's literary creations.
He should have stuck to chess,
At which he had considerable success.

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Mark Twain
Had a style which was plain.
His personality was unsuited
To writing that was convoluted.

Titian
Was not a physician.
He reckoned art was sublime
While medicine was quite primitive at that time.

Attila the Hun
Said "I don't wage war for fun.
I just want a little more space
For the Teutonic race".

Stan Laurel
Was involved in a quarrel
With a movie director
Who got mad and smashed a projector.

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Neat.


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