Friday, January 30, 2009
Do we live in a hole or the sky?
To rot in the ground
or something profound?
Or dunked in some Canada Dry?
You were probably hoping that this rather
odd Atlas Comics cover by artist Russ
Heath would bring Death Valley Daze
to a dead end. Don't worry, it will all be
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
To start, it’s no fun to have died
or lay in a box as friends cried
And, also not great
one's grave, clawing out from inside.
Though being undead is a pain
you won’t hear a zombie complain
They stagger around
their burial ground
in search of a fresh, bloody brain.
Monday, January 26, 2009
as robot was forced to stay mute
To lines was a stranger
(He never said "Danger!")
His horn, here in mem'ry, we toot
Actor Bob May rode inside the robot suit on
TV's Lost in Space, though he did not provide
the character's voice. "Danger, Will Robinson,"
the shows classic catch phrase, was spoken by
announcer Dick Tufeld. An obituary to Mr. May
can be found here
Just death and all future destroyed
A black hole, a pit
It's over, that's it
It's Nothing that we can't avoid
We've had plenty of sex around here,
so why not sex's cold counterpart, death?
Welcome to the black pit of wit, the
laughter-ever-afterlife...this week it's
Death Valley Daze at Limerwrecks
Sunday, January 25, 2009
A senate seat Rod tried to barter
so 'victim' defense is non-starter
Mandela or Gandhi?
He looks more like Dondi!
He's really a schmuck, not a martyr
My nephew-in-law points out that our
cretinous Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
has "Leggo hair". I think Blago also looks a lot
like that pathetic little WW2 orphan from
the comic strip and movie, Dondi.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
As poet of rhythm and blues
P. Mayfield paid more than his dues
With lyrics, profound
and easy, sad sound
his songs painted blues subtle hues
The late Percy Mayfield lived up to the
title "Poet Laureate of the Blues". For a bio
and discography, click here
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The first horror hostess, Vampira
was copied by gals like Elvira
This TV film vamp
was totally camp
Ed Wood was a fervent admira
Maila Nurmi, a.k.a. Vampira, hosted The Vampira Show on late night TV in Los Angeles in 1954, and co-starred in such films as Ed Wood's oddball classic Plan Nine from Outer Space, The Beat Generation, and Sex Kittens Go To College. Ms. Nurmi entered the graveyard for the last time on 1/10/2008.
There's a link to the official Vampira site, Vampira's Attic, here.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
No matter the tactic he’d choose
poor Hamilton Burger would lose
A legal disgrace
How did he save face?
I think Charlie Brown was his muse
Photo: Actor William Talman as D.A. Hamilton Burger on TV's Perry Mason.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Disaster and blunder and gaffe:
The legacy left is a laugh
Bush seeks to defend
mistakes without end
and tries to make wheat out of chaff
It’s obvious George doesn’t get it
He swears that he’ll never regret it
A moron or zealot
he still tries to sell it
Too bad that the world can’t forget it
He tripped on his mission from God
with jackboots his footprints were trod
He stepped on our rights
and in the wrong fights
I guess he can’t hear himself plod
Last Bush press conference, 1/12/09
Friday, January 16, 2009
A blond with the sexiest mole
one peek and the men lost control
She looked hot to trot
with pet ocelot
The actress was born for the role
Ann Francis, for whom men would die
played Honey, a cool private eye
She'd kick and she'd chop
with legs that don't stop
She knew how to hurt a poor guy
The opening titles and several clips from
Honey West can be found on YouTube, here
This concludes Sixties Sirens week. See ya.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
A dancer and also a mom
she carried herself with aplomb
This willowy gal
was housewife and pal
Meet Laura, suburban sex bomb
Who wouldn’t have lusted for Laura
the idiot box's Pandora?
she’d jump up and dance
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Those dreaming of Jeannie I'll bet
were dreaming those dreams that are wet
Her catch-phrase, "Yes, master"
made male hearts beat faster
A genie and perfect coquette
All genies are granters of wishes
but most aren't scanty-clad dishes
Soon most guys were pleadin'
for Barbara Eden
(except for the coldest of fishes)
By bottle from out of Sahara
her look was pure harem-mascara
So coyly she posed
her midriff exposed
A curvier, sexier Farrah
Monday, January 12, 2009
Samantha is very bewitching
when casting her spells by nose-twitching
Her Darrins both hate
their boss, Larry Tate
and mother-in-law's constant bitching
Ready or not, it's Sixties Sirens week at
Limerwrecks. Some kids never grow up.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
The end’s near for Blago the leach
The stains on his rep will not bleach
With pay-for-play scheming
and White Housing dreaming
Rod’s grasp had exceeded his reach
But lessons of history teach
his chutzpah they’ll never impeach
For Blago is shameless
and claims he is blameless
On ethics reform he'll give speech