Monday, December 31, 2012

News Limerick 12/31/2012

The fiscal cliff now is at hand
They barely will budge where they stand
It's hard to agree
On budgets, you see
As films go, this one would be panned

'Fiscal cliff' at hand - talks continue

Friday, December 28, 2012

News Limerick 12/28/2012

We're getting real close to the cliff
It's no more a question of "if"
If compromise fails
The wind our sails
Will barely keep moving this skiff

White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal

Thursday, December 27, 2012

News Limerick 12/27/2012

This hospital wants you to see
It can be a fun place to be
This teatime affair
Just shows that they care
But what does it add to their fee?

Rex Hospital now offering afternoon tea for patients

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

News Limerick 12/26/2012

Oregano's really quite nice
And I'm rather fond of this spice
If you have a sneeze
It's good for disease
I hope that won't bump up the price

In Hopes of Healthier Chickens, Farms Turn to Oregano

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

News Limerick 12/25/2012

It's Pakistan/India cricket!
The fans bought up every last ticket
Can sports help unite
And make it alright?
If that is the case, then let's kick it!

Pakistan set to resume India cricket tour in Bangalore

Monday, December 24, 2012

News Limerick 12/24/2012

This tower is built like a tree
Now covered in lights, as you see
The North's piping mad
Results will be bad
Unspecified though they might be

North Korea warns South over giant Christmas tower

Friday, December 21, 2012

News Limerick 12/21/2012

It seems that the world is not ending
Now look at this work that needs tending
We've no more excuse
To play fast and loose
Say, what's the next doomsday that's pending?

It's the 21st: No doomsday yet, Mayan calendar aside

Thursday, December 20, 2012

News Limerick 12/20/2012

The internet's now found on Boeing
Potatoes have helped it get going
Although that is neat
Perhaps we could eat
Some homefries that aren't as glowing?

In-flight Wi-Fi made possible by sacks of potatoes

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

News Limerick 12/19/2012

Since Instagram's terms drew some fire
They sent out a note on the wire
"We've no plans to sell
Your pics, so don't yell."
Now who's first to call them a liar?

Instagram says it won't sell users' photos

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

News Limerick 12/18/2012

The satellites named Ebb and Flow
Have helped to expand what we know
And with a last crash
They aren't just trash
They wanted to put on a show

GRAIL moon mission ends with a bang

Monday, December 17, 2012

News Limerick 12/17/2012

Although it is dark in this hour
The taste in my mouth more than sour
Together we mourn
Such violence we scorn
And pledge to do what's in our power

The tragedies surely must end
We can turn away from this trend
The time is now here
We'll fight back this fear
The will is too strong, now, to bend

President Barack Obama comforts town, vows to work to prevent more mass shootings

Friday, December 14, 2012

News Limerick 12/14/2012

New species! Slow loris are tardy.
Endangered? I hope that they're hearty.
Nocturnal they live,
So we can forgive
That they are quite late to the party.

New species of primate discovered

Thursday, December 13, 2012

News Limerick 12/13/2012

The islands are much in dispute
With nationalism the root
Though bluster is strong
I hope it's not long
'Til talks on the sea will bear fruit

Japan: China Plane Spotted Over Disputed Islands

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

News Limerick 12/12/2012

Korea has sent up a rocket
A satellite stuffed in its pocket
Still China stands firm
To lay out the terms
"If you try for new sanctions, we'll block it."

North Korea's new leader burnishes credentials with rocket

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News Limerick 12/11/2012

Although the bank surely did wrong
And case built against it was strong
Indictment could make
Economies break
And so they're let off with a song

HSBC to Pay $1.92 Billion to Settle Charges of Money Laundering

Monday, December 10, 2012

News Limerick 12/10/2012

Her pseudocode's first of its kind
For numbers computers can find
She knew there was more
Than numbers to store
There's much that went on in her mind

Google Pays Tribute to First Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace

Friday, December 7, 2012

News Limerick 12/7/2012

Poor Netflix is feeling some heat
From just how the news hit the street
Their legal defense
Will shortly commence
"At least it was not in a tweet"

Netflix rebuked for Facebook post

Thursday, December 6, 2012

News Limerick 12/6/2012

The Philippines felt a typhoon
That none will forget very soon
There's many in need
So please do the deed
The help we can send is a boon

Philippine Typhoon Bopha death toll passes 300

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

News Limerick 12/5/2012

Our neighbor has had near enough
We're throwing it all kinds of stuff
And next we may send
Our rover a friend
And people? We'll try though it's tough

NASA plans new rover mission on Mars

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

News Limerick 12/4/2012

These scientists learned something neat
Of elements planets may meet
With them in their crust
Their core, I may trust,
Will radioactively heat

Planets orbiting 'solar twins' of Sun more habitable than Earth

Monday, December 3, 2012

News Limerick 12/3/2012

At Apple they build them just right
The options for upgrade are slight
So here comes the news
Now customers choose
A color - so long as it's white

Apple iMac teardown reveals lack of repairability