Aug. 24th, 2010 06:24 pm
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Twelve degrees, rain,
The British summer lives down
To expectations

Two cats queue for noms
Meanwhile, ginger kitteh is
Catching her own food

Next OU course booked
Object oriented Java
Roll on October!

Carcassonne all stars
Fight for control of the game
Leader board grudge match

Big Brother Housemates!
This is Davina. I am
Coming to get you

Thermal Pigs on tour
From dive bars to stadiums
You ready to RAWK?


Aug. 17th, 2010 06:52 pm
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A cat duvet day
However, teh hoomin has
To go to London

User group meeting
Requires a formal approach
Suited and booted

Hit the road and drive
Park at Finchley Central then
Tube into London

Steel leviathans
Tower over the remains
Of Old London Wall

Genius playlist
Of female singers somehow
Adds Robbie Williams


Aug. 10th, 2010 06:41 pm
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From dank, smoky club
To final rooftop farewell
Hit that perfect beat

For years I wondered
Why the Fab Four sung about a
Paper bag rider

Just one more question
Where did Moriarty hide
All of the snipers?

If you quit your job
Then you may as well do so
With some panache

A gravy lagoon
With a sausage raft and
Cannonade of peas

When our time draws near
We all should aspire to this
Honest dignity


Aug. 3rd, 2010 06:23 pm
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Sun striated clouds
Delineate horizon
Signifying dawn

Six twenty alarm
Trumps the charms of Morpheus
Time to go to work

Database restore
Contends for scarce resource with
Weekly virus scan

Letter Z conserved
Waiting for a chance to hit
The triple word score

Muddy cat appears
Strolls nonchalantly to lap
Settles down to sleep

A night of Warcraft
And Buffy is tiring work
Boy sleeps in his chair


Jul. 27th, 2010 06:25 pm
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A DJ Hero
Mixing with Grandmaster Flash
On the wheels of steel

New TV Sherlock
Mixes familiar tropes
With text message twists

Milky bar buttons
A birthday treat enjoyed by
An aging cowboy

Letters written by
The great Marcus Cicero
Now on my iPhone

At last, a dry day
To cut the grass, blow the leaves
And wash out the bins


Jul. 20th, 2010 07:40 pm
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Rain falls steadily
Bringing me to wakefulness
Monochrome morning

Mel Gibson Hitch slapped
Apposite use of the term
'Cloacal Abuse'

Wars fought by proxy
Government by private firms
Shadow consultants

It has been some time
I'd forgotten the delights
Waukeen's Promenade

An epic battle
For control of a city
Balance of power

Nerd Army takes on
Thetans are stupid

Work mate back from hols
He's been to bonny Scotland
Hence, box of shortbread

By mid-afternoon
I am wheezing and croaking
Sick building syndrome


Jul. 13th, 2010 06:51 pm
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Amidst the Tall Trees
I hunt a legendary
Scarred leviathan

After the heat wave
Frank the cat reclaims his spot
Indoors on the bed

Is the Express on
A grand crusade to offend
Common decency?

If you want to rile
An ex pat Ozzie housemate
Just call him 'Crab Eyes'

Pair of nesting doves
Provide more simple joy than
Satellite TV

Note for Haiku fans
Some bonus skeptic poems
Available here


Jul. 6th, 2010 06:21 pm
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Break for the border
To escape the hangman's noose
Outlaws to the end

Practical ideas
For self improvement in just
Fifty Nine Seconds

Exploited gamers
Fight back against the system
For the Win inspires

Can Phil and Phill make
A swearing free Perfect Ten?
No fucking chance, mate.

Kohl eyed, behatted,
One snide comment too many,
Not chic, just Shabby

BBC report
The nerd army triumphant
Six Music is saved!


Jun. 29th, 2010 06:43 pm
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The grey light of dawn
Wakes me from unquiet slumbers
Gentle rain outside

Bunting taken down
Flags furled for the next four years
England's coming home

Hunting, sharpshooting
All treasure maps decoded
Legend of the West

Everyday things
Become treasures given time
Secret museum

Never let the world
Tell you who you may not love
Be yourself with Pride

A conspiracy
Revealed through a work of art
Nightwatching's conceit


Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:23 pm
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Sadly, the world is
A more normal place today
Big head, bigger heart

A hard life cut short
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Fuelled angry passion

The heat haze shimmers
Rising from sun baked concrete
Motorway mirage

New iPhone OS4
Background tasks, iBook app and
Much shiny goodness

Neighbourhood stalked by
Feline serial killer,
Ginger psychopath

The rich get richer
The poor are getting poorer
Same old, same old, George

Any racing game
Can be improved by adding
Isometric cows


Jun. 15th, 2010 06:41 pm
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Aliens and psychics
Explained by quirks of the mind
The truth is in here

Skeptics on the move
Next month in the Showroom bar
For fun with dowsing

Single man
, alone
Sets his affairs in order
Fade to monochrome

Prepare to enter
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Science sans frontiers

Optimistic Yanks
Will claim a draw as a win
Whilst Brits see defeat

Cities, fields and roads
Form the battleground for a
Game of Carcassonne

A land in turmoil
A bloody revolution
Time to hit the trail


Jun. 8th, 2010 06:53 pm
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England flags hang limp
Sodden with the summer rain
Portents of defeat

Young men duel above
Flanders in fragile machines
Of canvas and wood

Bruise slowly fading
As the memory returns
Of a night time fall

New York flattened by
Squamous horror from the deep
Stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp

Stainless steel and glass
HD retina display
Object of desire

South of the border
A storm rages in the night
So far away from home


May. 25th, 2010 06:42 pm
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Blue skies fade to grey
The mercury falls by half
A welcome respite

Work finally submished
Eight months study completed
Now strangely bereft

The woods of Bright Falls
Shadows and mist on all sides
Step into the light

Running through the trees
The torch beam dancing wildly
Caught in a bear trap

Whispered secrets shared
Down payment for lodgings
In Echo Bazaar

Let us raise a glass
To a hoopy frood who knew
Where his towel was


May. 18th, 2010 06:18 pm
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Laid low by a bug
Working at home in easy reach
Of the nearest loo

When looking for truth
In a health scare, it pays to
Follow the money

Life in Nelson's fleet
Trafalgar Origins gives
A taste of the times

Killer ants attack!
The humans fight back with a
Kettle of water

The hardest working
Man in comedy returns


May. 11th, 2010 07:25 pm
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Monday morning drive
Miles counted off in podcasts
Humour and music

Deals in smoke filled rooms
Are now a thing of the past
Body politic

Gambling everything
On one last roll of the dice
Snake eyes watching you

A frosty morning
The dog sighs contentedly
Cats yowl for their noms

A psychic tested
Shows himself nothing more than
A cheap charlatan

Venetian vampires
Seem suspiciously squamous
Chthonic cabal


May. 4th, 2010 06:25 pm
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In the Vatican
A pope assassinated
Assassins Creed II

The Sistine Chapel
Beauty created by man
And tainted by god

In Fallen London
The game of knife and candle
Proves a deadly sport

Bank holiday hail
Followed by glorious sun
When I am at work

Mos Eisley spaceport
To Coruscant and beyond
Happy Star Wars day!

As polling day nears
It is time for a bit of
Simple common sense

'Vote for me!' they cry
Do their policies match yours?
Why not look and see


Apr. 27th, 2010 07:18 pm
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Psephologists fret
Re consequences of a
Hung Parliament

Poll figures in flux
Playing games of 'What If?' with
Imaginary votes

Overcast but warm
Lunchtime walk by the canal
Followed by iced drink

Rusted behemoth
Serves towers of glass and chrome
Ancient and modern

Tricksy bit of code
To merge elements into
An RTF file

Spare room door ajar
Frank decides on new routine
Snoozes there instead


Apr. 20th, 2010 06:28 pm
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Clear blue skies, unmarked
Carbon footprint reduced by
Surtr's fiery wrath

Finite resources
Can't support infinite growth
Economic truth

Echoes of the past
Take the fight to the fascists
Barnsley loves music

End of course in sight
Two more submissions and then
Final assessment

If you see someone
Drowning at sea, this is not
A helpful response

To her great surprise
Odone incurs the ire
Of the nerd army

I think Sheffield needs
A cross city monorail
Transport Tycoon dreams


Apr. 13th, 2010 06:49 pm
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A double booking
The back room is commandeered
¡Cuba si, Skep no!

In the beer garden
The skeptic cabal conspire
Reason and magic

A touch of late frost
Melted by the spring sunshine
Another fine day

Cherry blossom falls
Cascading like soft spring rain
Animal Crossing

Cat versus spider
Natural caution vies with

Leaflets through the door
Full of meaningless spin and
Broken promises


Mar. 30th, 2010 07:10 pm
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The beams are ramped up
Collisions at full power
Atlas will observe

Seven TEV
The unimaginable
Has been imagined

Summer is welcomed
Heavy rain, wind, hail and the
Odd bolt of lightning

No one has the right
Not to be offended by
Freely expressed views

Busy day at work
Finishing code for release
As well as support

Standing on the bridge
Wearing samurai armour
Watching shooting stars

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