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"Space Child’s Mother Goose" by Frederick Winsor and Marian Parry November 18, 2009

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Books, Brilliant words.
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There are many more in the book  The Space Child’s Mother Goose

Solomon Grundy Walked on Monday

Rode on Tuesday Motored Wednesday

Planed on Thursday

Rocketed Friday

Spaceship Saturday

Time Machine Sunday

Where is the end for Solomon Grundy?

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Little Bo-Peep Has lost her sheep,

The radar has failed to find them.

They’ll all, face to face,

Meet in parallel space,

Preceding their leaders behind them.

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This little pig built a spaceship,

This little pig paid the bill;

This little pig made isotopes,

This little pig ate a pill;

And this little pig did nothing at all,

But he’s just a little pig still.

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A Follower of Goddard

And a rising Astrogator

Were agreed that superthermics

Was a spatial hot pertater.

They reached a Super-Nova

On a bicycle named Beta

And I’d tell you more about it

But they fused with all the data.

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Probable-Possible, my black hen,

She lays eggs in the Relative When.

She doesn’t lay eggs in the Positive Now

Because she’s unable to Postulate How.

(or in French:)

Plus-que-Possible, ma poule noire,

Elle pond ses oefs dans le Quand-Provisoire.

Elle ne pond point dans une periode sure

Car l’experience seraite bien trop dure.

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Three jolly sailors from Blaydon-on-Tyne

They went to sea in a bottle by Klein.

Since the sea was entirely inside the hull

The scenery seen was exceedingly dull.

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Little Jack Horner Sits in a corner

Extracting cube roots to infinity,

An assignment for boys

That will minimize noise

And produce a more peaceful vicinity.

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Little Miss Muffet Sits on her tuffet

In a nonchalant sort of a way.

With her force field around her

The spider, the bounder,

Is not in the picture today.

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This is the way the Physicist rides:

a quantum, a quantum, a quantum.

This is the way the Agronomist rides:

I plant ’em, I plant ’em, I plant ’em.

This is the way the Philosopher rides:

O Plato! O Plato! O Plato!

This is the way that the Rocketman rides:

JATO! JATO!! JATO!!

(QUANTUM: The quantum is only a tittle or jot:

On a little theory hangs a lot.)

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This is the Theory Jack built.

This is the Flaw That lay in the Theory Jack built.

This is the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the Summary Based on the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the Constant K That saved the Summary Based on the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the Erudite Verbal Haze Cloaking Constant K That saved the Summary Based on the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the Turn of a Plausible Phrase That thickened the Erudite Verbal Haze Cloaking Constant K That saved the Summary Based on the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the Chaotic Confusion and Bluff That hung on the Turn of a Plausible Phrase That thickened the Erudite Verbal Haze Cloaking Constant K That saved the Summary Based on the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the Cybernetics and Stuff That covered Chaotic Confusion and Bluff That hung on the Turn of a Plausible Phrase That thickened the Erudite Verbal Haze Cloaking Constant K That saved the Summary Based on the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the button to Start the Machine To make with the Cybernetics and Stuff To cover Chaotic Confusion and Bluff That hung on the Turn of a Plausible Phrase That thickened the Erudite Verbal Haze Cloaking Constant K That saved the Summary Based on the Mummery Hiding the Flaw That lay in the Theory that Jack built.

This is the Space Child with Brow Serene Who Pushed the Button to Start the Machine That made with the Cybernetics and Stuff Without Confusion, exposing the Bluff That hung on the Turn of a Plausible Phrase And, shredding the Erudite Verbal Haze Cloaking Constant K Wrecked the Summary Based on Mummery Hiding the Flaw And Demolished the Theory that Jack built.

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