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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flashback Flash Forward [News Poem March 25 2010]

Flashback Flash Forward [News Poem March 25 2010]
“In the flash mob on Saturday, groups of teenagers were chanting “black boys” and “burn the city,” bystanders said.”
--Ian Urbina, The New York Times, March 24, 2010

“1. Sprint poised to launch first Mobile WiMAX handset… 2. … but rivals hit back with a raft of LTE deals 4. More spectrum, less regulation 5. Mobile healthcare the key market opportunity...”
-John Levett, Juniper Research, Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:33:56 GMT,1221809.shtml

“Black boys burn the city.”
Smartphones film the riots.
News reprints the ditty:
Headlines call for quiet.

'Bums demand a handout,'
Brownshirts say with rifles.
Teabag goons expand doubt:
Killing foes for trifles.

Bandwidth! Give me rapid
Rates of transfer: faster
Forms of ever vapid,
Self-induced disaster.

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Kiera O'Brien said...

This rolls of the tongue so well... Every syllable is perfectly placed.

The message is as strong as the meter. You really knocked this one out of the park.

Anonymous said...

Rolls off the tongue? Maybe i'm reading it wrong.

Fun little poem, though. Very borderline offensive.