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Glob the Funct wrote: Buckle wrote:
Bureaucracy is a catastrophe
A waste of time for you and me
A form for formality
no tit nor tat nor cup of tea
it's elemental mediocrity
that's petty officiality
To understand bureaucracy
here's a degree in nonsensology
The bureaucrat's autocracy
infuses me with inordinacy
I'd rather follow astrology
Than deal with this bureaucracy.
By the way, bureaucracy is a really hard word to spell... I copied and pasted.
So I was at the banks etc today and got annoyed... decided a poem would make me feel better. I'd quite enjoy it if anyone else had some lines to add about their truly wonderful dealings with the delightful world of bureaucracy!
As a Vogon, I must point out that your poetry is absolutely stunning!
In your honour:
There was a young lady called Buckle
Who lived life with calmness and chill
Until she dealt with a banker
who was a real wanker
and she ended up feeling quite ill.
Glob the Funct wrote:
Yeah, great "joke", positioned perfectly for the classic "But it was just a joke!" defense of the classic sexual harasser.
Cultural deconstruction for those who are not too familiar with the details of the role that certain types of limericks
play in the English-speaking world (and BTW, this is the part about which the classic sexual harasser claims that it's all in my
head, that I am the one with the problem...)
1) "There was a young lady..." is a classic start for a limerick with a sexual pun. DO NOT follow the links
unless you want to read a pile of examples: http://www.anvari.org/shortjoke/Limeric ... -arse.html
and one more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_once ... d_versions
2) The use of the word "wanker" in the limerick makes the sexual connotations explicit.
There, deconstructed. That was easy. Then the conclusion:
3) Making such a limerick exclusively about any individual and/or in a dedicated safe space is sexual harassment and a violation of our rules.
End of story. The mods will likely be here soon, if they did not arrive already while I was typing this.
Gentle and respectful (((hugs))) to anyone who needs/wants.