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Author Name: PremiumDr Fogg 5 Comments
Date Added: February 10, 2013 05:02:25 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Humor Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
The Button
 
 
"Press the button! Press the button NOW”

The scientists watched the black hole forming

"Jesus !  We have to stop this, some how”. 
 

After years of failure the Hadron accelerator

Actually began to do its stuff

But predictions of disaster soon

Proved to be true enough.

 

Professor Von Schittipants

Even pulled the plug out from the wall

But much to his dismay

It had no effect at all.

 

The cleaning lady, Hilda

Said "I told you not to mess”

We’re all doomed, yes doomed

If this gadget’s a success.

 

Many did "a runner”

But never made it to their cars

The universe imploded

Because man’s a stupid arse.
 
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 11, 2013 02:22:44 PM Report

Don't discount the deep waters of a cleaning lady's mind. I remember the biggest fear some scientists had before the first testing of the A bomb was that the chain reaction would fire-up the atmosphere and destroy the earth.

 

Why we would need to create black holes is beyond me. I guess the answer is, if a thing can be done, humans feel compelled to do it. Funny and scary at the same time, Bill. You have a wonderful way of using humor to make us think about very serious subjects...len

Comment By: PremiumLindaM on February 10, 2013 04:47:44 PM Report

I enjoyed the humor but still heard the message.

Nice write as always

Linda

Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on February 10, 2013 10:18:07 AM Report
That's a good boy!  Even YOU are entitled to a day off.  There's nothing as refreshing as a good bit of pessimism -- keeps things balanced, what?  Good writing, Billy.   Love, David
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on February 10, 2013 09:37:02 AM Report

Yep!!!  ....and the Universe shall/will win !!!!!

 

Lady D

Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on February 10, 2013 07:48:42 AM Report
Brilliant as alway Bill, I look forward to your clever and profound humor, I get your poems, my kind of stuff! Brian.




 


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