Monday, January 23, 2006

Hamlet in Limerick, Act I

There was a young Prince of the Danes
Who went most completely insane
Though he talked for five acts,
He gave almost no facts
And for pages on end he'd complain

For his uncle had murdered his dad,
But what made him incurably sad,
Was that not two months after
With mirth and with laughter
His Mother had married the cad!

Then the Ghost of Ham Senior returned
From the graveyard where he'd been interred
Hamlet he did regail
With his murderous tale
And this is the story he learned

"As one day I slept under a tree
My brother approached sneakily
took a draught most severe,
poured it into my ear
And now," said the Ghost, "Avenge me!"

Coming soon: Act II!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The lady's got potential (Star Wars version)

I saw "Evita" on Monday and was inspired to write this. If even one of you gets it, I will be amazed.

On the planet of Naboo there was a dispute over trade
The Federation settled it with a blockade
But the Queen and two Jedi, they objected

The Chancellor he couldn't get the Senate's defense,
So the Queen called for a vote of no confidence
And Palpatine was very soon elected

Just one blaster and governments fall like flies
Kapow die!
They stumble and fall
Bye bye
Backs to the wall
Aim high
We're havin' a ball
The saber and blaster rule as democracy dies

The Lady's got potential she was setting her sites
On stopping the Republic from picking a fight
by raising an army in shiny white armor

Okay she almost lost her life to Jango Fett
But Anakin he saved her then he took her to bed
And everyone got caught up in a clone war

Oh, Just one clone and governments lose their nerve
Kapow, die
They stumble and fall,
bye, bye
Their backs to the wall
Aim high
We're havin' a ball
That's how we get the government we deserve

Now the New Supreme chancellor calling the shots
Involved so discreetly in the Seperatist plots
Was secretly the Sith Lord Darth Sidious

As the war dragged on they granted him emergency power
Put Ani on the Council, it was his finest hour
And no one saw his plan so hideous

Just one Order and the Jedi fall like flies
Kapow, die!
Stumble and fall
The Jedi
Backs to the wall
Aim High
We're havin' a ball
With thunderous applause as democracy dies