At the 19th

20 Oct

Don’t look like you’ve worked yet,

No dignity, got to pack it up. 

Don’t look like you’ve worked yet,

No dignity, got to pack it up. 

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19th Century Boy 

10 May

Friends say it’s fine, fox hunting’s good. Criminalise gays, put hanging back in law. 
I don’t pay my tax, don’t give a damn, such a Tory. 

And privatise what I can. 
When in pain I see, Doctor with large fee. 

Yeah 

In my employ

I’m a 19th century boy
Friends say it’s fine, fox hunting’s good. 

Criminalise gays, put hanging back in law. 
Welfare unpaid, fight those afar, poor use food bank. 

And privatise what I can. 
When in pain I see, Doctor with large fee. 

Yeah

In my employ

I’m a 19th century boy. 
19th century ploy

I want to beat your boy

19th century ploy 

I want to beat your boy. 
19th century ploy 

I want to beat your boy 

19th century ploy 

I want to beat your boy.

DNA Day 

25 Apr

On 28th February 1953.

The Eagle pub hosted announcement of discovery. 

Watson and Crick declared the ‘Secret of Life’ had been found,

And that into a double helix, DNA was wound. 

For this it is, perhaps, no great surprise,

That 9 years later they received a Nobel Prize. 

With Maurice Wilkins getting a share of the action,

For his photographs using X-ray diffraction. 

And although that committee doesn’t posthumously award,

Rosalind Franklin’s efforts many do equally laud. 

Leaving who showed her photographs to who aside.

Her research showed that phosphate groups were on the outside. 

To this group a deoxyribose sugar does bind,

Alternating so that a backbone you’ll find. 

To these one of four nucleobases is attached,

On opposite strand to specific pair it is matched. 

Adenine pairs with thymine, guanine with cytosine,

(A and G being purines, C and T both a pyrimidine). 

(Difference between these two cyclic groups I shan’t differentiate,

Unless you want an organic chemistry lesson at a later date). 

DNA can be found on chromosomes of more complex cells,

Mainly in nucleus but also mitochondria or other organelles. 

(Prokaryotes, like bacteria, also has ’em,

But such DNA is stored in the cytoplasm).

The sequence of each nucleobase load,

Is what makes up the genetic code. 

Up to 98% is non-coding in human DNA,

Particularly the introns, which are later spliced away. 

Leaving the exons with the coding encryption,

Produced during RNA transcription,

Another polynucleotide that DNA does create,

With each strand acting as a template.

Three of the four bases are the same still,

With thymine being replaced by uracil. 

This piece of RNA then undergoes translation,

Each code specifies set amino acid in that location. 

These are the building blocks that make up a protein,

Which perform many a function in metabolic machine. 

A few examples with which to begin,

Haemoglobin, myosin and insulin.

As well of course most of the body’s enzymes,

(Which seems a good place to speed up end of my rhymes).

So marking when original paper was published,

A happy DNA Day to all is so wished. 

Inauguration Day

20 Jan

Few wishing to perform as Trump is inaugurated,
Obviously think that he’s overrated.
But then no actual policies of which to boast,
Just employing friends and family in a cushy post.
And despite winning he remains bitter,
End up spending his term trolling on Twitter.
Incoherence as butternut twatbugle orates,
The incoming Predator of the United States.

2016

30 Dec

A year destined to be bad before it even started,
When Lemmy joined the ranks of the dearly departed.
Since then, celebrities have been dropping like flies.
Too many to mention or analyse.
A year full of despair from letting people vote.
The most sensible result was for naming a boat.
Sick of politicians who lie and cheat,
We chose other rich boys who use deceit.

Tribal politics and trolling filled with hate,
Have taken the place of reasoned debate.
So there’s a predator President quick to pick a fight,
Appeasing extremists that call themselves the alt-right.
Although his skin couldn’t get much thinner,
Can’t take criticism – such a sore winner.
Away from such political intrigue
Shocks continued when Leicester won Premier League.
Although England had usual big tournament fails,
Knocked out by lowly Iceland, shown up by Wales.
The Olympic velodrome, Britain proved unbeatable on,
And Andy Murray became tennis World Number 1
Chris Evans turned Top Gear into a car crash,
And on Strictly, Ed Balls gave dancing a bash.
In genetics the first three parent baby was born,
(Donor cell for mother’s nucleus so defect was shorn).
Another scientific advancement the year did gain,
World’s first circumnavigation in solar powered plane.
Still, to see back of this year, I’m sure many are keen,
So wishing you all the best for 2017.

Whence this loss?

13 Dec

UKIP senselessness voted out,
(Dreams of Baroness Kesteven)
When the pound was left worth nowt
Deep in shit since leavin’

Vilely trolled the sour alt-right
Though the cost was cruel
For the crude Trump came to fight
Gathering votes to rule.

Trumpa Lumpa

9 Nov

Trumpa lumpa dumpety doo
I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you
Trumpa Lumpa dumpety dee
How he won is a mystery.

What do you get if you grab those pussies
Helping yourself and just do as you please.
What are you at, being a terrible twat
Why did nothing more come of that.
I don’t like the look of it.

Trumpa lumpa dumpety da
If you are sleazy, you will go far
You will become President too.
Like the Trumpa Lumpa dumpety doo
Dumpety doo

Trumpa lumpa dumpety doo
I’ve got another puzzle for you
Trumpa lumpa dumpety dee
How he won is a mystery.

Some suing’s fine but not all of the time
It stops justice working if you’ve done the crime
But it’s repulsive, revolting and wrong
Suing and suing all day long.
The way a coward does.

Trumpa lumpa dumpety da
Given no mannners you will go far
You will become President too
Like the Trumpa Lumpa dumpety doo
Dumpety doo

Trumpa lumpa dumpety doo
I’ve got another puzzle for you
Trumpa lumpa dumpety dee
How he won is a mystery

What do you say when you don’t pay your tax
Lie all the time, be a stranger to facts.
Blaming voters is a lie and a shame
Don’t know exactly who to blame
Media and the party

Trumpa lumpa dumpety da
If you are spoiled then you will go far.
You will become President too
Like the Trumpa Lumpa dumpety doo
Dumpety doo

Trumpa lumpa dumpety doo
I’ve got another puzzle for you
Trumpa lumpa dumpety dee
How he won is a mystery

What do you get from watching Fox TV
A pain in the neck and an IQ of 3
Fear mongering, spreading untruths and muck
Intelligence just does not get a look
They’re just so
They’re just so
They’re just so
They’re just so
They’re just controversial

Trumpa lumpa dumpety da
If you are sleazy, you will go far
You will become President too
Like the Trumpa
Trumpa lumpa dumpety doo