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We, the Media;
Son of CSF.
Now and then, when Hurree needs a holiday, i pinch-hit at Kitabkhana.
We endorse, approve of, and throughly adore:
Other Thieves of our Time
D Mervin Ffingir writes, and having writ, moves on:
Thursday, April 30, 2009
This page, you'll be relieved to find
Has way too much on its wee mind
That's why it is so far behind
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Should take the car to the garage
Or maybe get a good massage
But next week is looming large
Saturday went by really fast
Barely here, and now it's the past
I just can't make the weekend last
Friday, April 24, 2009
One more we think we can bake up
Partly, to, um, kinda make up
And a bit of slack to take up
One more to go and we are done
Then we must—really—have to run
Into that bloody awful sun
So why is it that we did shirk?
It wasn't just some arbit quirk
Our back was out, and we had work
Three poems behind! Alas! Alack!
Get this monkey offa my back
At least give it a bloody whack
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Music may soothe a savage breast
But for the demons in our chest
Silly rhyme, bad puns and low jests
Grouchy, tired and headachey
Shall quaff a cup of Munnar tea
And write some lousy poetry
Sunday, April 19, 2009
If, perchance, you don't like cricket
Boy, you're on a sticky wicket
Get a bucket, lad, and kick it
If rhyme was all it took
I'd be in my wee nook
Working on my tenth book
Friday, April 17, 2009
Friday blues are a-kicking in
Naught to do, not a fricking thing
'cept watch my arteries thick'ning
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Early to bed, early to rise
That was my day, surprise, surprise
Me, not someone else in disguise
Ye who twitter, hear our plea:
We ♥ you but, dude, really
Could you not put your tweets on FB?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
lipid profile: done, thyroid test: check.
also did the eye test; I need specs.
middle age is a pain in the neck.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Someone who assiduously builds himself (it's usually a him) up as a social media expert with copious blog posts, tweets, et cetera that cite what the genuine innovators have done, and adds on a layer of jargon and marketing speak in the hope that clueless brand manager types will hire him as a consultant, and similarly ignorant media will think of him as an expert. (The latter is likely, because media types tend to have take the 're' out of 'research' and hit Google, and the SMC will have ensured high rankings by linking to — and being linked back to reciprocally by — other SMCs.) If either of these things happen at least once, he will then post/tweet/status-message it to all and sundry. Over time, he starts to believe it himself.
The only people more boring than SMCs are SEOs.
Summer brings me to my knees, hear me wheeze:
Could we have some breeze, pretty please?
I don't want to freeze, just some ease..
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Now that our rep is doggy poo
Shubh Easter to all of you
Easter Mubarak, that works too
Actually it wasn't late
In GMT, it's the right date
And for our friends in the U States
Saturday's kaiku is so late
Wasn't because I had a date
No, wasn't too much on my plate
Friday, April 10, 2009
Didja see it? "Tee Gee Eye Gee Eff!" *
Sacrilege! Double-Yoo Tee Eff!
Stone that pagan bloody Griff!
* Our Facebook status message, from Thursday night up to the time we changed it to this one on Friday, was "TGIGF." Our chances of salvation are now even further down the toilet than before.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Neighbour's getting new window grills
Hammers, cutters, bloody loud drills
Makes me want to head for the hills
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
This loyal soldier never shirks
In blazing heat he's off to work
The office has a winning perk:
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Recessionary times are rough
But finding rhymes is just as tough
Even harder to make you lough
Monday, April 06, 2009
It's hot outside
I'm gonna get fried
But I gotta ride
The inimitable Mr Al Jarreau. 8 minutes and 25 seconds of magic.
Via Harini's Facebook news feed.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Working steadily down list of chores
That's how my weekend goes
So tell me, how was yours?
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Read all night with a clean conscience;
Breakfast at 3 - ah, the insouciance;
nothing to write but more nonsense!
Friday, April 03, 2009
This verse form, we think, should have a name
It's terse, it's strict, it's fun and games
And so we dub thee, without shame
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Namaste from Bombay city
Land of two seasons: rainy & sweaty
plus two cool days in January
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We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce a masterpiece. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.