Friday, April 23, 2010

Implausible Couplings

Today was huge in the field of vital speeches by major public figures

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressed the United Nations with a plea to increase the use of land mines

Glen Beck taped a segment of his Fox program based upon verifiable research and facts

CEOs on Wall Street unveiled a new public relations campaign titled Doing What’s Best for America: A New Culture of Responsibility and Caring

Pope Benedict the 16th spoke at the weekly Vatican staff meeting on the importance of hiring and retaining priests who care deeply about the safety and welfare of children

Public policy wonk Sarah Palin held forth at the Hague on an exhaustive list of complex topics ranging from constitutional law and monetary policy to effective parenting

The not quite Reverend Fred Phelps announced that his ministry would now be based upon Christian principles

The Olsen Twins spoke separately and in complete sentences

~ J. D. Mackenzie

(inspired by Sage Cohen’s Day 23 prompt, Unlikely Couples)


  1. Very funny! I especially like the last three stanzas. Ah, the wisdom of the ridiculous!

  2. Too funny!!! Especially enjoyed the idea of Sarah Palin talking about anything close to complex, and the Glen Beck one had me laughing out loud!

  3. JDM,
    They are all unlike couples. This is so funny!
    Loved it!

  4. Bravo! Your last line was my favorite, "The Olsen Twins spoke separately and in complete sentences"

  5. I was buying it right up 'till the twins!

  6. This is pretty funny--very clever. I enjoyed it. Thanks for your comments on my poems. kw

  7. from Therese B -- I love what you did with the prompt. And all this happened on just one day!