Monday, April 27, 2015

DMC: "Edward Snowden" by Julie Larios

Edward Snowden
Rolled the dice & passed Go, then
Landed on NSA utilities
And had to pay ten times over for his abilities.

© 2015 Julie Larios. All rights reserved.

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  1. Love the ingenious Monopoly framework of this clerihew, Julie, and that clever "Snowden/Go, then" rhyme too!

  2. I too love that Monopoly game. Guess he thought he knew how. Clever, Julie!

  3. Thanks, Michelle! That was fun. Some kind of Big-Corporation framework seemed perfect for poor Snowden. I was always the one in my family that ended up owning only Baltic Avenue and everyone else had hotels all around the board. Don't remember EVER winning a game of Monopoly...and I feel for Snowden. Hope he gets a "Get Out of Jail Free" card and can come home.

  4. Great fun, Julie! I never won at Monopoly either. I just enjoyed the colorful board and the play money, haha.