Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sic Semper Tyranni, a limerick

Though democracy sometimes looks rosy,
A despotic regime of the cozy,
Howe'er it's arranged,
Some things never change.
The law serves the idle and nosy.

ORDER, n.  The breach of the law and the opposite of progress.

18 comments:

TLP said...

I order be very happy about bing first two days in a row, and I am.

I like things neatly in a row.

TLP said...

Bing? being. In order to be understood I should type better.

mireille said...

Perfect. Just perfect. xoxo

Mo'a said...

Order, order!!!...I order you to bring order to this house...now let's order Pizza.

the amoeba said...

And all this time, I thought the opposite of progress was Congress. Then again:

ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER, phr. Cloaking device. Jolan Tru.

quilly said...

OR conj.
word signifying the possibilities of choice

DER adj.
speech sound signifying confusion

ORDER n.
Usually preceded by an impatient waitress with a clicking tongue, tapping foot, and impatient pen.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

order: A frequently given command that is routinely ignored.

order: A natural progression of events often made unnatural by man.

weirsdo said...

Brevity is the soul of wit today, RBUD.

Order: A house of cards held up with red tape.

actonbell said...

I agree, pizza must be ordered. Some things never change.

tsduff said...

Is this where I place my order for Funnel Cake?

Doug said...

TLP, you letting Selena type for you?

Mireille, I checked the spelling and everything.

Anchovies and jalapeƱos for me, Mo'a.

That too, Amoeba. May it ever be so.

Quilly, I know just the waitress you mean.

Poobah, beware the ape with a stick.

BITSOW, Weirsdo.

Right, A-bell. It's Wednesday. Think I might have some too.

Terry, take Route 66 East as far as it goes and wait for Spring.

sauerkraut said...

Jack McCoy might suspect TLP has been into the sweet cherry pie again. Should he place another order?

mireille said...

Heh, Selena. He means Serena Heh. xoxo

TLP said...

LOL Mireille. Yeah, he did a typo on purpose I think. Makin' fun of an old lady.

cooper said...

Nice limerick, our tyrants are well disguised.

Jim said...

Order: Except for Doug, I might be last in order today on the comments.

Order: I wonder why nobody was thinking "Order in the court!"
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Tom & Icy said...

When I looked it up, I found that John Wilkes Booth yelled "Sic Semper Tyranni" as he shot Lincoln. I'm learning all kinds of neat stuff from Doug.

Doug said...

Sauerkraut, I had to google Jack McCoy. Now I have to google cherry pie.

Yea, Mireille, as soon as I hit publish I realized my mistake. In sixth grade I had a crush on a red-haired girl named Selena, so this typo works out well for you.

Nope, TLP. It was just Muphry's Law at work.

Cooper, they walk among us. And within us.

Jim, they're out of order! I'm out of order! This whole court is our of order! I don't know why no-one else thought of that. We needed you.

Icy, I'm here to serve.