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Monday, July 2, 2012

North Korea: Party Time

North Korean leader endorses earrings, platform shoes, mobile phones,
 pants for women to wear, pizza, hamburgers and french fries
Pizza, earrings, platform shoes,
Mobile phones and pants to choose!
But not hamburgers and fries--
This is where your waist trap lies!

To read more go to     http://rhymesontimes.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 News Report

Ronaldo during Spain-Portugal Euro 2012 semifinal. Spain won on penalties.
Courtesy of http://www.goal.com/en/news/2898/euro-2012/2012/06/27/3205257/ronaldo-i-was-going-to-take-the-next-penalty?source=breakingnews
Portugal are out once more;
Spain keep marching as before;
Yet again Prince Cristiano
Will not get the Ballon d'Or*
*European Footballer of the Year award


A grown man trips
A 13-year-old child;
An adult coach hurts
A 13-year-old player;
No wonder this player grows up
And turns wild--
Thinking he has to be a hockey slayer.


Canada’s bird population rate falling
Is it because pollution’s appaling?
Or are hearts and minds so full of fear—
It’s easier for poor souls to be crawling?


To read more visit http://rhymesontimes.blogspot.ca/







Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012 News Report

Infographic courtesy of http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/06/26/elliot-lake-mall-collapse-rescue.html 

Drama continues at Elliot Lake—
People are still trapped under debris.
Nobody knows how much more time it’ll take;
Let’s hope all trapped there
will soon be free.


Canadian Tire to open its driving school!
Sign up for classes!
Learn many a driving rule!
Whatever your dream car is—
Lada or Hummer—
Classes begin later this summer.


Beloved Big Ben is no longer a boy;
He is called Elizabeth now; oh, what joy!
But why mess with what people love?
This is strange.
Has Big Ben just had somewhat of a sex change?


J. Sakic, P. Bure, A. Oates, M.Sundin:
The Hall of Fame wise men are calling you in!
All four got more points
Than some of the teams!
Those years were years of magic, it seems.

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

Angela Merkel celebrating at the Germany-Greece match today.
Photo courtesy of
http://www.businessinsider.com/merkel-greece-germany-game-2012-6
Evening's here. I'll make it short.
Here is your Friday report.


Greeks could never win the Euro,
Since Frau Merkel runs their bureau.


T.O. gays are not impressed;
Mayor Ford will skip their fest.


Make some money on the side--
Take abuse on your bus ride!


Letterman picking on Bieber
Pissed off many a Belieber.


House prices in Toronto
Make us homeless mucho pronto!


More to come on Tuesday night.
Thanks for reading and sleep tight!


To read more go to http://rhymesontimes.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Anders Behring Breivik
Photo courtesy of
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/21/anders-behring-breivik-grins-as-norway-prosecutors-ask-for-him-to-be-declared-insane/

Evening's here. I'll make it short.
Here is your Thursday report.


Prosecutors: Breivik's mad;
Shouldn't be jailed -- treated instead!


Feds in Canada act sane--
Mortgage rates under tight rein.


Baldwin is a little ill--
Taking off his pants at will?


Gift of 15 million pounds?
Normal for a prince, it sounds.


This scares crap out of me --
Homolka is a mom of three!


More to come tomorrow night.
Thanks for reading and sleep tight!
(if you can)


To read more go to
http://rhymesontimes.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

Didier Drogba. Photo courtesy of
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18152689
Evening's here. I'll make it short. 
Here is your Wednesday report.

Didier Drogba says goodbye--
He'll be playing in Shanghai.

Depp and Paradis split up;
Captain Sparrow's sail is up.

Heat wave hits Ontario;
Quebec, the same scenario.

Greeks elect new government.
Coalition parliament?

Bill Gates fans may jump and cheer--
Windows 8 is almost here.

RIM's stock falling to the floor--
Employees are shown the door!

Drinking while carrying a baby?
Study shows that it's a "maybe." 

More to come tomorrow night.
Thanks for reading and sleep tight!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Van Gogh exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada over Summer Months

Photo courtesy of The Globe and Mail. To read the inspirational article go to
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/up-close-youll-see-another-van-gogh/article2441290/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2441290
I imagine van Gogh on his scooter today
Getting out of downtown traffic.
To the country he is rushing
To snap away for the National Geographic.


All those close-ups of sunflowers, insects and trees
With his camera he could have taken.
But a painter he was, so he painted instead.
And his artistry isn't forsaken.


Go to Ottawa soon; you will see for yourselves
Forty paintings that could have been photos.
As for those "painting" digital pictures these days,
Hope they learn from old frescoes in grottos.


To read more go to http://rhymesontimes.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mancini's Man City Conquer English Premier League (May 13, 2012)


Graphic design by Lana S.   Photo courtesy of
http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/2010/02/24/roberto-mancini-makes-it-through-a-tongue-twister

Man City have won it!
This FC of mood swings,
Capricious strikers, and
Suffering fans.
From tears of sadness
To tears of glory
In only five minutes,
Like in a trance.


To make something happen
You VENI somewhere;
You VIDI 
To know if you are up to the test;
You VICI, just like Roberto Mancini.
Psychology matters.
Let's learn from the best!

Bigfoot's DNA

Photo courtesy of AP Photo/ NYCreator.com. To read the inspirational article go to
 http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/20120523/european-scientists-appeal-for-bigfoot-hair-samples-120523/

Scientists stated today
They will check DNA
To agree whether Bigfoot exists
Yay or nay.


They will analyze blood.
They will sift through some hair.
They will look at some things
Someone chewed on somewhere.


But whatever they find
In that DNA,
Life will not be contained, and
Life will find the way.*


*The author wishes to thank Michael Crichton and Jurassic Park script writers for the final two lines.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wizard of Oz: "If You Only Had a Raspberry!"

Photo courtesy of Yahoo! Canada. To read the inspirational article on today's "miracles" go to
http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/shine-on/dr-oz-hails-raspberry-ketone-weight-loss-miracle-181651445.html
It's a miracle
When the sea waters part,
People are saved,
And chariots drown.
It's a miracle
When a fellow man dies,
But is raised from the dead,
Free from his thorny crown.

But it is rather sad
To hear today
That a fat-burning pill
Is a miracle too.
It's a waste of a word,
But be that as it may.
We should simply ignore
All this showbiz zoo.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gas Price Noose Tightening

Picture courtesy of  the Tomorrow's Gas Price Today website.
 To read the inspirational source article go to
http://tomorrowsgaspricetoday.com/index.html

Another gas price hike? How lovely!
'Cause I was getting kind of bored!
Let's tax our heartbeat, our breathing;
I'm certain we can still afford
To pay a buck or two for walking, sleeping...
What a joke!
Maybe they simply eat that money?
Hope so! 
There is a chance they'll choke!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thanks, Unruly Parents! No Easter Egg Hunt This Year.

Photo courtesy of CBC. To read the inspirational source article go to
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/03/would-you-jump-the-rope-at-an-easter-egg-hunt.html  
Have you heard of Colorado parents showing some bravado?
Last year, many used their legs to help their kids get eggs!
Jump the rope! Be quick and bold to beat some four-year-old!
Always winning is a thrill! Teach your child the cheating skill!
Always grab more than before, till there is nothing anymore!
Yes, one year you force your way.
Next year, though, you have to pay.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Burke Has Little Support in Toronto: Poll

Photo courtesy of Toronto Sun. To read the inspirational source article go to
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/03/26/burke-has-leafs-on-wrong-track  
What a shock! Another poll!
Still, the boss's head won't roll
Till you stop wasting your bucks
On his team that clearly sucks!
Make the owners feel some heat;
He'll be gone in a heartbeat.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Leafs Coach Ron Wilson Let Go


Photo courtesy of National Post. To read the inspirational source article go to
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/03/02/michael-traikos-ron-wilsons-shelf-life-runs-out-with-maple-leafs/   


Why is it that I don’t care
If Ron Wilson is not there?

Why is it that I don’t mind
Our Leafs falling behind?

Why is it I am not concerned
One more season can’t be turned?

Why I don’t care to find out
Why the ACC’s sold out?

All the those whys and no because;
Is my apathy the cause?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Paranoia on Sale for Ya!

Media hyped up the snow forecast panic in T.O. with photos like this on Feb. 23, 2012.
Next day... there was hardly any snow at all. Photo courtesy of KISS 92.5.
To read the inspirational source article go to
http://www.kiss925.com/2012/02/23/lots-of-snow-on-the-way-for-toronto/ 


What’s up with all this constant scare—
Why not to act;
What not to wear;
Where not to play;
How not to write;
When not to help;
Whom not to fight?

What’s up with all these threats
and panic?
Making us all stressed out and manic—
It’s gonna rain!
It’s gonna snow!
This gives you that!
That hurts you so!

We are drowning in advertising.
To be afraid is mesmerizing.
Fear is on sale—
Locally made;
Take a test drive,
Don’t be afraid!

P.S. To read more on the subject follow the link to access an excellent article The Petrified Woman by Lenore Skenazy.http://magazinescanada.zinio.com/page/?issue=416199525&pg=106&categoryId=cat1460019

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

On the Death of Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star  http://photogallery.thestar.com/1129974   

Whitney Houston passed away.
Another talent cast away,
One more unnecessary death,
Another song is out of breath.


I'll never be fourteen again.
But I'll remember Whitney when
She laughed and called to dance with her...
Her life was wrecked. She's dead. What for?


video


The Greatest Love of All performance video from the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Concert at Wembley Stadium on June 11, 1988. Video courtesy of the Tribute to Mandela DVD, DVD Total Digital Magazine.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Five-Year Anniversary

Yours truly has just celebrated a five-year anniversary at his place of work. During the award ceremony I was asked to say a few words. Here is what came to mind....



What is five years,
Joking aside?
No longer a baby -
child running wild.

But in dog years
That's thirty-five!
Good time to ponder
Why you're alive.

And when in doubt,
Clear your head,
Keep the ship steady -
Full steam ahead!





Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday






Photo courtesy of National Post.

To read the inspirational source article go to
It was the best of times,
It was the worst of times —
Days of juicy, sweet apples,
Nights of sour limes.
It’s been 200 years
And the Clock still chimes.
Dickens could write of this age,
If he knew of our crimes.

Children still going hungry,
And still working as slaves,
Drinking from muddy rivers,
Living in dark, cold caves.
Dickens is buried in London -
It was the populous call.
People keep reading his novels,
But are they learning at all?














Friday, January 27, 2012

New ABBA Release on April 23







Photo courtesy of the official ABBA website.
To read the inspirational news release go to http://www.abbasite.com/
ABBA are back with a swing of ambition!
Behold “The Visitors-Deluxe Edition” —
A DVD for your loving eyes,
Some bonus tracks, but the main surprise
Is a song (which was never put out before)
About an angel, a star and more.

Their last new release
Was 18 years ago;
They will not re-unite to do another show;
More than 200 million records worldwide
Were sold over 38 years.
Quite a ride!
If you do buy this album to pay your respect
Thirty bucks is the price
You should surely expect.