Archive for December, 2008

John Agard

« 31 December 2008 | 18:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Call alligator long-mouth call alligator saw-mouth call alligator pushy-mouth call alligator scissors-mouth call alligator raggedy-mouth call alligator bumpy-bum call alligator all dem rude word but better wait ….. till you cross river.



Davy Crocket

« 29 December 2008 | 17:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I leave this rule for others when I’m dead Be always sure you’re right – THEN GO AHEAD!



Anzia Yezierska

« 28 December 2008 | 21:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.



A Palindrome

« 27 December 2008 | 16:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.



Horatio William Bottomley

« 26 December 2008 | 11:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Ending his career as journalist and politician with a 5 year prison sentence for fraud, Bottomley was approached whilst stitching mailbags by a prison visitor who asked him: ‘Sewing, Bottomley’ to which he simply replied: ‘No, reaping.’



Benjamin Zephaniah

« 25 December 2008 | 11:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Talking Turkeys Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas Cos’ turkeys just wanna hav fun Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked An every turkey has a Mum. Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas, Don’t eat it, keep it alive, It could be yu mate, an not on your plate Say, Yo! Turkey I’m on […]



Boris Johnson

« 24 December 2008 | 9:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

from The Perils of the Pushy Parents One Christmas in the usual way The school put on a touching play To mark Our Lord’s nativity Young Molly was enthralled to be Elected by her cheering class To play the reasr end of the ASS ‘What DO you mean?’ cried Molly’s mum. ‘They’ve made you act […]



Kurt Vonnegut

« 23 December 2008 | 21:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.



Robert Byrne

« 22 December 2008 | 23:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Getting caught is the mother of invention.



Gore Vidal

« 20 December 2008 | 12:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am at heart a propagandist, a tremendous hater, a tiresome nag, complacently positive that there is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.



Edmund Burke

« 18 December 2008 | 19:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.



Arthur Guiterman

« 17 December 2008 | 10:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What One Approves, Another Scorns What one approves, another scorns, and thus his nature each discloses. You find the rosebush full of thorns, I find the thornbush full of roses.



Alfred North Whitehead

« 17 December 2008 | 0:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.



Don Paterson

« 15 December 2008 | 23:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

My obsession with computers (what an infancy they’re in, and how it charms) is a kind of nostalgia for the future. I long to be-half man half-desk.



Laurence J Peter

« 14 December 2008 | 12:18 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.



Carl Sandburg

« 13 December 2008 | 21:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dust Here is dust remembers it was a rose one time and lay in a woman’s hair. Here is dust remembers it was a woman one time and in her hair lay a rose. Oh things one time dust, what else now is it you dream and remember of old days?



George Bernard Shaw

« 12 December 2008 | 20:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

on being asked in a restaurant if there was anything he would like the orchestra to play… Dominoes



E B White

« 11 December 2008 | 18:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.



Spike Milligan

« 10 December 2008 | 7:14 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Down the Stream the Swans All Glide Down the stream the swans all glide; It’s quite the cheapest way to ride. Their legs get wet, Their tummies wetter: I think after all The bus is better.



Mark Twain

« 9 December 2008 | 23:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.



Judy Garland

« 8 December 2008 | 22:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.



Václav Havel

« 7 December 2008 | 9:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.



Horace

« 6 December 2008 | 19:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Odes, Book 3, Verse 29: Happy the Man Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own: He who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. Be fair or foul or rain or shine The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are […]



F E Smith

« 5 December 2008 | 10:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

On Winston Churchill He has devoted the best years of his life to preparing his impromptu speeches.



Carolyn Wells

« 3 December 2008 | 11:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Flute Tutor A tooter who tooted a flute tried to tutor two tooters to toot. Said the two to the tooter, “Is it harder to toot, or to tutor two tooters to toot?”



Czesław Miłosz

« 2 December 2008 | 16:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

…poems should be written rarely and reluctantly, under unbearable duress and only with the hope that good spirits, not evil ones, choose us for their instrument.



Samuel Johnson

« 1 December 2008 | 15:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.