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Friday, June 24, 2011

Oh Ye Of Little Faith!

(Continued from Nowhere. Click here.)

Tea Rat:
Goody, goody, goody. Penny's birthday's almost here.
Cakes and pies and puddings to celebrate good cheer.

You know I'm on a diet, and that I'm most sincere,
to drop an inch or two or three, here and here and here.

Tea Rat:
Oh don't be such a party poop. Don't give me that sneer.
Eat to your heart's content. This comes but once a year.

You cruel tempting rat. Have you no feeling dear?
To eat my heart's content is precisely what I fear.

Tea Rat:
Oh Ye of Little Faith! Oh faithless without peer.
I said I have a secret. Have you no ears to hear?

You'll never understand, you'll never shed a tear.
Just standing near such calories will go straight to my rear.

Tea Rat:
Stand back thou faithless wretch, for soon it shall be clear. 

I say thee calories out. Go on away from here! 

Happy Birthday, Penny!

Drawings by Anita Rivera© 2011.
Text by Ruben Rivera© 2011.  

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rattus's Word of the Week: Twitter

Twitter (noun):
1. a succession of chirping or other tremulous sounds, as that made by birds
2. similar tremulous sounds in human communication, as in chattering, giggling or other expletives
3. the typed micromessages sent and received on an electronic device (cell phone or computer) via the social networking service provider by the same name
4. a descriptive for the current culture (as in "Twitter Culture") of ceaseless, fragmented transmissions via one of countless communication methods
5. the final tremulous sounds or gasps upon the death of the remaining 3 seconds of uninterrupted time in the day

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rattus's Word of the Week: Respect

"Respect your neighbor,
then do as you please."
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