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hutch0
Date: 2008-07-29 23:44
Subject: clerihews
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I first encountered Clerihews years and years ago during the brief period when I had subscriptions to Punch and Private Eye, and I'm afraid I can't remember which publication introduced me to them. But The Guardian has called an informal Clerihew competition. If you're baffled as to what a Clerihew is, all is explained here, although it seems slightly inaccurate to describe GK Chesterton as `the illustrator.'
Anyway, there seems to have been a healthy response so far. My favourite is:

Catherine Deneuve
Makes many men perve;
When they see her on screen,
Their thoughts turn obscene.

I've had a totally shitty day and my brain's shrunk to the size of a gnat's testicle right now, otherwise I'd offer you a Clerihew of my own, but if anyone else wants to have a go...
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RealThog: leaving fortusa
User: realthog
Date: 2008-07-30 00:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:leaving fortusa

Gulp, yes! Seems like the Grauniad hack had never heard of Chesterton before writing the article . . .

Anyway:

Just come to The Villages
For linguistic pillages --
Not all, but too much,
Perpetrated by Hutch.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-07-30 21:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If it had been a newspaper article I would have suspected a sub, in the great Guardian tradition, fiddling about with it for length and leaving the Notes and Queries people to sort out the mess, but this seems to be one of the Guardian blogs so I think it's down to the writer to make sure of stuff. Very poor show, particlarly as they chose to illustrate the article with a pic of GK.
Anyway, I like your Clerihew very much; I'll have it done in pokerwork and hung behind the bar of the village pub.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-07-30 20:21 (UTC)
Subject: this is why you are a professional writer and I am not...
David Hutchinson
A writer, as such, in fun
Creates tales of oddness and time-bendings
Often full of the godless and abrupt endings.


Oops. The instructions state that it's supposed to be about famous people.

-the ojm
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-07-30 21:38 (UTC)
Subject: Re: this is why you are a professional writer and I am not...
Very good, actually. Bit of a low blow at the end, mind.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-07-31 03:20 (UTC)
Subject: Re: this is why you are a professional writer and I am not...
Sorry. It's just that you are too far away to get an affection punch in the arm. Let's blame the neighborhood I grew up in -- "Quick kick him, he's down" was the first line of defense.

As many cyber-hugs as you can stand from me -- the ojm
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-07-31 23:17 (UTC)
Subject: Re: this is why you are a professional writer and I am not...
You make it sound as if you grew up with the Sharks and the Jets.
I think I could probably stand, oh, a lot of cyber-hugs, particularly at the moment. Knock yourself out.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-07-31 23:28 (UTC)
Subject: Re: this is why you are a professional writer and I am not...
Well, actually, 'they' didn't have a name. 'They' didn't need one. It was a bit of a tough neighborhood, but only a murder per year or so. ;-)

Sunbeams and moonshine to you!

-the other jean-marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-07-31 23:44 (UTC)
Subject: Re: this is why you are a professional writer and I am not...
Oh, only a murder a year or so? That would be enough to get me looking for somewhere else to live.
And sunbeams and moonshine to you, too.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-08-01 01:14 (UTC)
Subject: Re: this is why you are a professional writer and I am not...
One doesn't have much choice in where one lives when one is growing up, does one? I did exagerate; I can only recall four off the top of my head now.

Perky thoughts! Silver linings! Irrepressible cyber-giggles!
-the other jean-marie
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