Monday, April 1, 2013

April Sours

The Smoking Pun

Foolish bloke and his money soon parted
He was broke, and what's more, brokenhearted
And thus lacking the means
Started snacking on beans
Acrid smoke from his his crack just departed.

Surly Hack

Bet you thought we were going to use "farted"...Oops! We just did. My apologies for abusing this lovely frame from Josef von Sternberg’s sweet smelling Underworld (1927).

Poe-lar Exploration

There was a young man of Nantucket
Whose ship was a leaky old bucket
He sailed to the Pole
And fell straight down a hole
The bottom was deep and he struck it.

David Cairns

A Nantucket limerick that is really about...sailing. April Fools! This 1884 etching by Robert Swain Gifford is called Wreck of the Grampus, and is an illustration from the novel 'The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket' by Edgar Allan Poe.

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