Author Archives: John Moynes

The management at Ryanair
Were facing a pre-Christmas scare
They knew they’d not like
A holiday strike
So they’ve said that they’ll start to play fair

John Moynes


Earlier: That’s Gotta Hurt

British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons yesterday

It wasn’t a very good day
For beleaguered Prime Minister May
You’ll hear many a wail
From the bold Daily Mail
As the brexiteers all lose their way

John Moynes

Pic: Evening Standard

Tea towel on sale at London bookstore Housmans

In every good kitchen you’ll see
A towel to clean up spilt tea
No one will object
If the towel is checked
Just don’t slag off the poor DUP

John Moynes

Pic via Housmans

An artist’s impression of interstellar asteroid`Oumuamua’

There’s something big coming this way
So astronomers, starting today
Are launching a race
To find out if Space
Has anything worthwhile to say

John Moynes

Pic via The Guardian

Today in Japan there’s no news
As the big media companies choose
To give all their workers
The right to be shirkers
And curl up in bed and just snooze

John Moynes

Pic via Guardian

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker

Theresa and Jean-Claude both feel
That they’ve nailed down a workable deal
In which not much will change
Which feels rather strange
It’s almost like Brexit’s not real.

John Moynes

Pic: AFP/Getty

Earlier: The End Of The Beginning

Neapolitan pizza makers prepare pizzas in a bottega in Naples, Italy yesterday

If you like your pizza base thin
And airy then give it a spin
But don’t you dare start
To learn this great art
Outside Naples, for that’s now a sin.

John Moynes

Pic: Getty

This is just a drill.

Via Defence Forces Ireland

The Defence Forces wishes to inform the public of a major exercise that will take place in the Dublin area today, Wednesday 6th December 2017.

The exercise will involve over 500 Defence Forces personnel, including the elite Army Ranger Wing, exercising with our colleagues in An Garda Síochána.

Members of the public can expect to see military vehicles, armoured vehicles, helicopters and armed personnel involved in the exercise.

We hope to keep any disruption to a minimum; however, this exercise is necessary to ensure that the Defence Forces are fully prepared when called upon.

Please follow Defence Forces Twitter @defenceforces for updates.


Thérèse Dreaming by Balthus at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

A work in the old New York Met
Is making some people upset
The spokesman Ken Weinne
Thinks the painting is fine
The petition though causes regret

John Moynes

A pharmacy boffin has said
That a drinker who’s going to bed
Should not pop a pill
To avoid feeling ill
As it won’t help to lighten their head

John Moynes

Pic: Getty