June 20, 2014


there once was a cro-magnon man
who evolved to drink beer from a can
he wouldn’t say coors
if you asked him “what’s yours?”
he’d just grunt about bud’s cosmic plan

June 19, 2014


said the maiden assumpta o’leary;
“observation is laden with theory -
you may call that a short
but i’m bound to retort
that to me it’s not whiskey, it’s beery”

June 16, 2014
On the source and nature of morality


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June 15, 2014
Through a glass, darkly

Through a glass, darkly

June 6, 2014

i was sitting alone in my home
when an elephant sat on my comb
i didn’t despair
as i ain’t got no hair
and in any case, no one was there

June 4, 2014

the wife of the late sir karl popper
was esteemed as an excellent shopper
there were some who’d deny it
or say they don’t buy it
but the theory was no one could stop her

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May 21, 2014

a company, once standing tall
crashed right into a moral brick wall
“gee, we wish we could say
emm, what got in our way
but we honestly just can’t recall’

May 13, 2014

in the world of the hip lipid flies
lived eight londoners spying on eyes
they’d insipidly surf
giving lip, giving birf
to an octopus telling pork pies

May 4, 2014

little lottie who lived in botswana
met a hottie inside a banana
but now gone is the day
one can eat crème brûlée
en français, angleterre or españa

April 29, 2014

the philosopher known as john searle
thought the mind to be quite like a pearl
the brain is the oyster
that moister and moister
becomes the mysterious girl

April 25, 2014

the philosopher john stuart mill
was feeling increasingly ill
he needed a liver
but met with no giver
well - none acting out of free will