Category Archives: books

When I Met a Young Lady Online

When I met a young lady online

Who goes by the name of Divine,

And she called me her honey,

And she asked me for money,

I didn’t swallow that young lady’s line …!

The Corrupt City

When I met a young lady named Witty

Who said, “its so corrupt here in the city!”,

I said, “many women grace

My fine old country place.

Do leave this corrupt city with me Witty …!”.

There Once Was a Mad Conspiracist Named Lee

There once was a mad conspiracist named Lee

Who said, “the worlds controlled by a bee!”.

He died last spring

From a poisonous sting,

From a bee which is now after me …!

Until I Touch

Thoughts of pleasure

In cold weather.

A desire

For fire.

 

 

Girls hide in fur

From winter’s chill air.

Though the charm

Of a bare

Leg or arm

May still be seen

In the blind poet’s dream.

 

 

I will touch

For pure pleasure

In all kinds of weather.

Until I touch the dust.

Divine Poetry

A young lady whose poetry is divine

Is famous for her naked readings online.

A moderator named Pam

Has disabled the webcam,

As she doesn’t find those poems divine!

Bad Boy!

When a young lady named Miss Wood

Said, “you know you haven’t been good!”.

And her and Miss Jane

Both reached for a cane,

I ran and hid in the wood!

The Importance of Soap

When my friend whose name is Miss Kath

Said, “I feel we all need a bath”,

And her and Miss Cope

Jumped in with the soap,

They threw us out of that swimming bath!

Bad Blood, the Story of Eugenics

On Monday 21 November, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the first of a 2 part series entitled “Bad Blood, the Story of Eugenics”.

 

The first episode traces the idea of Eugenics from it’s founding father, Francis Galton in the 19th century, into the early 20th century, which saw the founding of the Eugenics Education Society and the embrace of eugenic ideas by people across society, including politicians.

 

Eugenics has a bad name due to the horrors of Nazi Germany, including the forced sterilisation of disabled people (which ended in the murder of many of them under the Action T-4 Programme), and culminated in the horrors of the gas chambers.

 

Eugenics has been embraced by people on the left and right of the political spectrum (and by some liberals).

 

The programme is worth a listen and can be accessed on the BBC iPlayer here, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001fd39.

 

The iPlayer does, I understand only work within the United Kingdom.