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Poem and snark: Some days I wonder....

Some Days I Wonder


(After being asked one basic question too many)


Some days I wonder long snarky thoughts
about people and places and what hath God wroughts,
of tombstones and rabbits and deep Prussian blue,
but Google's my friend and Wikipedia, too.

I learn about carbon, I learn about steel,
I learn how to dye and to spin with a wheel,
I learn about Chaucer and what the Wife of Bath knew,
for Google's my friend and Wikipedia, too.

When a question arises and the itch, it is risen
to learn about selkies  or what is a frizzen,
I hop on my keyboard and type keywords anew,
for Google's my friend, and Wikipedia, too.

String theory, linguistics, and how to cook rice
All answered quite clearly, and done very nice,
The answers are  tasty, like chocolate fondue,
for Google's my friend and Wikipedia, too.

So why do some people ask the most basic things?
Won't lift up a finger all covered with rings,
to stroke their own keyboards to find answers so true
since Google's their friend, and Wikipedia, too.

I don't have the answers in some crystal ball,
but I'll answer them nicely, or won't answer at all.
I'll look up the key words or find them a clue,
for Google's my friend, and Wikipedia too.

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( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
madmiko
Jul. 29th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
Hee hee hee! Love it! In spite of the snark, it put me in mind of Dr. Seuss.
knittingknots
Jul. 29th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! Glad you like! That puts me in very good company!
kiramaru7
Jul. 29th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
I LOVE your icon!! I have that Naraku plushie so seeing it gave me a chuckle this morning. Thanks!!
psyco_chick32
Jul. 29th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
*points up* *grins* What Madmiko says! I wish I had the skills to cartoon this for you!

(Truly, I appreciated your help on the hoya thing a few nights ago, but I can see where this would be headdesk-worthy after a while)

(Pardon me, I have to go look up "frizzen" now, LOL)
knittingknots
Jul. 29th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I enjoyed doing that one...I actually love researching. I think what surprises me is people don't think about looking things up.

Find frizzen yet?
psyco_chick32
Jul. 29th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
LOL Yes... mmmm wikipedia...
Then I got stuck in the world of wikipedia...
"Just one more link!"

Wikipedia is a dangerous, dangerous place for me! (I feel edumacated, tho! Thank ya!)

Edited for comment fail, LOL
knittingknots
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
Mama KK loves wikipedia...and wiki commons and wiki quotes...

It's a dangerous, dangerous place for me, too...I just want to know everything.

But there are other weird and wonderful resources out there...like the place at NASA that has moon phase tables with eclipse information that goes back forever, and Sacred Texts, which has folk lore and religious and other texts from all over the world as scanned books, and the Costumer's Manifesto, which has clothing information from all sorts of time periods and all sorts of places around the world...

I better quit. I'll be giving away all my secrets! LOL
psyco_chick32
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Ooooohhh I knew about the NASA one...
But Sacred texts? Costumer's Manifesto?!

*whips out notebook and start taking notes*
I'm going to start stalking Mama KK when it comes to research...

*prostrates (totally typed that as "prostates" about a billion times) herself on the floor* TEACH ME, OH AMAZING ONE?
knittingknots
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
I can see we aren't just fellow news junkies...We're information junkies!
psyco_chick32
Jul. 29th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
*grins* There are definitely worse fixes out there...
kiramaru7
Jul. 29th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
That was sooo cute, KK! I love it's happy beat!! ;P
plumespixie2
Jul. 29th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
*Gigglesnort*

This is just... Hilarious and your special brand of 'snarklite' that I love so very much.

Yes, it's obnoxious, and lately I've said 'I'm not your personal search engine... Google is your FRIEND' more and more.

Hilarious.

<3
PP
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