Monday, August 01, 2016

Election's gonna get mighty cross . . .

Reptilian Election
Image from Roberto Durante

I'm collecting my various poems for publication with International Authors . . . if I can interest the other editors enough to convince them that my poems are worth the light of day. Or even the light of night. A nightlight, so to speak.

Anyway, I came upon a humorous poem I'd written some time back, and maybe it offers some sense of how cross this year's candidates can get:
Now if you cross a crocodile with an alligator,
Do you get an alloguile or a crocogator?
Then if you cross a crocogator with an alloguile,
Do you get an allodater or a crockoguile?
And if you cross a crockoguile with an allodater,
Do you get an allodile or a crockodater?
Or if you cross a crockodater with an allodile,
Do you get an allocrater or a crackadile?
But if you’ve hypo-theti-cized enough as a match-mater,
Be satisfied with crocodile, and also alligator.
Yes, be satisfied! Or else . . . or are things already too late for a threat of "or else . . ."? We may think this election's between a crocodile and an alligator, but it could already be a fight between two of these other cross critters!

Should we go third party? Vote for a cross between Kang and Kodos? No. Best to recall their warning: to vote third party is to throw your vote away.



At 8:21 AM, Blogger TheBigHenry said...


If you match "See you later" with "alligator", you'll get "In a bit crock o' shit". I remember that from junior high school.


At 9:40 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

A new one for me.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:06 PM, Blogger TheBigHenry said...

"See You Later Alligator" was a 1956 recording by Bill Haley and his Comets. The comeback in the song is "After a while crocodile". After a while, we junior high kids replaced the comeback with "In a bit crock o' shit".

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Clever fellows, you wise guys! But it ain't rocket science, is it? Oh . . . right, you went on to do that later.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:41 PM, Blogger King Baeksu said...

Jeffery, I find the (im)moral equivalency here rather... snaky.

The Director of the FBI went on national TV and essentially said that Hillary Clinton is a liar. She hired the chairperson of the DNC to her own campaign even after it had been revealed that the latter was a double-dealing, anti-democratic fraud, thereby proving that Clinton cares not a fig for integrity or honor. Her corruption is well-known and well-documented ("Clinton Cash," for instance). She claims to be a feminist yet only got to where she is today because she hitched her wagon to that of a successful man. I could go on, but I figure you get the point by now.

Meanwhile, Trump is a "racist"? Really? He's going to be a dictator if he makes it to the White House? Are you a fortune teller, or possibly Nostradamus? There is the cartoonish Donald J. Trump that has been scared up by the liberal corporate media, and then there is something else, and what I know for sure is that that "something else" is in no way on the same scale of sheer reptilian malevolence as that of $hillary Clinton.

Just thought I'd throw that out there, because I'm just a harmless, good-natured toad myself.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

As "a harmless, good-natured toad," you are not a cross reptile, but a friendly amphibian, a creature accustomed to two environments - land and water - and therefore a jolly good fellow who can understand an ambiguous character such as myself . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:27 PM, Blogger King Baeksu said...

Kindly sir, did you not know that I can also fly?

At 8:03 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Oh, I knew. I even recall your website with the buzzing fly!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


“This is a pivot point in American history,” Carlson said. “If Hillary is elected – everyone is focused on her deficits as a person. The truth is it’s her policies. She’s going to open the borders, pack the Supreme Court and you are not going to have the same country. Maybe you like that, maybe you don’t. But we’re not going back to the status quo, period. And so Republicans need to understand if Trump loses, it is a new America, OK? A lot is on the line, whether you like him or not. That is real.”

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At 3:28 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Yeah, I remember that point from Carson's speech. Definitely something to think about.

Jeffery Hodges

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