A Limerick A Day


US Vice President Mike Pence announcing plans for a ‘Space Force’ yesterday

Trump’s Spiro Agnew Mike Pence
Outlined his new plans for defence
And the dangers they face
In the vacuum of space
It was stupid and pointless and dense.

John Moynes

Pic: Getty

19 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

    1. paul

      plenty of heresy in space, especially with this notion of ‘other planets’ and a ‘heliocentric model of the solar system’. Galileo wasn’t locked up for nothing.

      1. Starina

        I’m reading Milton’s Paradise Lost at the moment and it’s interesting that it suggests that only humans fell and Satan only bothered with Earth, and that there are countless planets out there of unfallen aliens.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Oooooooooooo, get you!
          Can you just read it or do you need Cliff Notes along with it? I know what it’s about but no more than that. I shy away from books like that as they seem like too much hard work.

          1. Starina

            I am reading the actual thing BUUUUT not without help, cos otherwise my brain would glaze over reading it. There’s a podcast running at the moment with two episodes a week — one reading the book and the other critiquing it through a lens of pop culture and queer theory. It’s fun and I catch a lot more than I probably would otherwise! Here: https://www.patreon.com/meakoopa

          2. paul

            I find Paradise Lost easier to understand when read aloud so the podcast angle makes perfect sense. Formidable piece of literature.

          3. millie st murderlark

            I listened to a sample on the aul Kindle. I see your point.

            Same applies to Ulysses. I wish I’d known that in college. It would have saved me many tears

          4. Nigel

            The wife just finished listening to an audio version of Ulysses downloaded from the library read by Bishop Brennan off Father Ted and she says he was pure brilliant, singing all the songs and everything. She had an old reading guide and my old college copy to refer to here and there, but only had occasional difficulty with it.

            I suspect a well-read audio of Paradise Lost would be brilliant, too, and all.

    2. Cian

      Do you realise that the money spent on ‘Space’ is actually spent in the US of A. It is a huge boost to the communities that are involved. And those billions of dollars end up across all the States.

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Aliens are gay, even the green skinned ones that shag virile heterosexual Captain Kirk, so they have to be ̶d̶e̶s̶t̶r̶o̶y̶e̶d̶ converted.

    1. Ian-O

      Shocking stuff! I think we should send Mike Pence to sort them all out. However, he will need to be chaperoned if he has to meet any nubile green martian ladies, cos, ye know, temptation and all that!

      (If even a red blooded American [actually Canadian] Christian [actually born into the Jewish faith] like Captain Kirk can fall foul of their charms, what hope for Mikey?

  2. :-Joe

    Just convince god boy and captain brain hemorrhage there’s vast reserves of oil and coal on pluto..
    It should keep them busy for a few years instead of screwing things up here in reality with the environment on earth.

    It would also help focus and further the development of technology for space exploration instead of creating more nukes and other junk arms..


    1. Ian-O

      Every single resource needed for life can be likely be found around the solar system – ice in comets in the oort cloud, hydrocarbons might be available on anywhere from our own moon to the gas giant moons (and possibly liquid water on Europa) carboniferous asteroids, potentially a massive glut of rare earth minerals in same and so on. Probably millions if not billions of tonnes of everything from gold to silver to platinum as well for the bling conscious.

      We just need to be able to access them, but ye know, war and all that.

      As Trumpiest might say – Sad!

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