Friday, May 31, 2013

News Limerick 5/31/2013

The spelling bee's word was "knaidel"
Which really is somewhat disgraceful
Though I'm not a linguist,
It isn't quite English
They're better off spinning a dreidel

N.Y. teen Arvind Mahankali wins the national spelling bee with 'knaidel'

Thursday, May 30, 2013

News Limerick 5/30/2013

"Keep your weapons away!" Russia shouts
"Don't go arming rebellious louts."
Still Assad gets his share
Of defenses for air
So their motives are giving me doubts

Assad says Syria received Russian missile shipment: Lebanese media

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

News Limerick 5/29/2013

The pressure on Facebook is great
Review the promotions of hate
They're planning to change
Because of the range
Of sponsors who spelled out their fate

Facebook bows to campaign groups over 'hate speech'

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

News Limerick 5/28/2013

In spite of a very long freeze
The plants start to grow in the breeze
When glaciers retreat
Can we take the heat?
I hope they don't cause us to sneeze

Centuries-old frozen plants revived

Friday, May 24, 2013

News Limerick 5/24/2013

The Scouts have now lifted their ban
But want half a year now to plan
They say, "Come and learn
But wait for your turn.
We'll tell you much later 'you can'."

Boy Scouts vote to lift ban on gay youth

Thursday, May 23, 2013

News Limerick 5/23/2013

Just think of the view of a fungus
To them we seem rather humongous
So take it in stride
And bear them with pride
Since now we are sure they're among us

Feet home to more than 100 fungi

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

News Limerick 5/22/2013

The tax that they pay is so small
It seems like it's not there at all
Reforming the law
In all of its flaws
Would drive their accountants up walls

How Apple scores its lower tax bill

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

News Limerick 5/21/2013

Tornados are frightening indeed
The winds whip around at great speed
The rampage is swift
Ou hearts set adrift
As cleanup is set to proceed

Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51

Monday, May 20, 2013

News Limerick 5/20/2013

Without the protection of air
A meteor set off a flare
A base on the moon
Would have to attune
And that's why the scientists care

Super-Bright Explosion Seen on the Moon

Friday, May 17, 2013

News Limerick 5/17/2013

Conditions have gotten much better
Now Foxconn's obeying the letter
But overtime woes?
That's just how it goes
It keeps them from being a debtor

Foxconn says needs more time to further cut workers' overtime

Thursday, May 16, 2013

News Limerick 5/16/2013

The Kepler has one fewer wheel
And that is a pain it can feel
But yet we should stress
It's still a success
It showed us what space may conceal

Kepler Planet-Hunting Mission in Jeopardy

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

News Limerick 5/15/2013

The music is ready to play
And Google may want you to pay
Your money or ads
Support all these fads
Will Apple be next in the fray?

Google close to launching streaming music service

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

News Limerick 5/14/2013

The comment seems rather absurd
This mayor has hindsight that's blurred
Was "comfort" required?
The man should be fired
It's sad such abuses occurred

Japan WWII 'comfort women' were 'necessary' - Hashimoto

Monday, May 13, 2013

News Limerick 5/13/2013

The thing about violence with guns:
It's bad for our daughters and sons
And while there's no death,
We still hold our breath
The senselessness here is what stuns

Police vow to solve shooting that wounded 19 people during Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans

Friday, May 10, 2013

News Limerick 5/10/2013

The fight for reducing malaria
Is helped by this study's bacteria
There's still more to learn
So don't feel concern
It won't be found soon in your area

Malaria hope: Bacteria that make mosquitoes resistant

Thursday, May 9, 2013

News Limerick 5/9/2013

With the safety of workers in doubt
It is time Bangladesh figures out
Though the battle's uphill
They must now find the will
Since it lives that we're talking about

Bangladesh Plant Fire Kills 8 as Rana Plaza Death Toll Hits 921

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

News Limerick 5/8/2013

In Syria, access is down
They think it's decree by the crown
As silence now falls
We'll hear some new calls
To help all the rebels rebound

Syria's Internet goes offline

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

News Limerick 5/7/2013

A car that can fly like a plane
Since all of this traffic's a pain
Although it sounds neat
Please stay in your seat
The price of it might be its bane

Can your Chevy Volt fly? Terrafugia announces TF-X plug-in hybrid flying car

Monday, May 6, 2013

News Limerick 5/6/2013

The heartbeat that walked on the moon
Is selling at auction quite soon
If you buy and hold
The next time it's sold
You learn how the price can balloon

Armstrong EKG Readings During Moon Landing Up for Auction

Friday, May 3, 2013

News Limerick 5/3/2013

Now NASA would like your haiku
"Dear Red, from a planet that's blue"
They'll pick three to send
And so, in the end,
The winner: it might just be you!

A poem for a planet: Send your haiku to Mars

Thursday, May 2, 2013

News Limerick 5/2/2013

The bug eye reduces distortion
And helps to keep all in proportion
The depth of the field
Is part of the yield
To build one, the back does contortions

Scientists make 'bug-eye' camera

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

News Limerick 5/1/2013

This movie is made up of atoms
With copper that serves as their stratum
When asking Big Blue
"So, what's new with you?"
"We're trying to store just one datum."

Atoms star in world's smallest movie from IBM