This is just poetry. It won't save you, but it may locate you so that a rescue party can be sent out. — Dean Blehert

Friday, June 12, 2009


Did the Tudors take over England
in a coupe?
(If so, historians are missing
coupe data.)

[Notes for the pun-challenged: A sedan ("see, Dan") has four doors. A coupe has two--hence is a Tudor, which is a dynasty that once ruled England (included Henry VII and Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I). Since there's no data that they took over in a coupe (no such car having yet been invented), if they did, historians are missing it. And that means they're missing coupe data (or coup d'etat--a bloodless takeover, literally a blow of state), a visual pun weakened as audio by the fact that the "p" in coup is silent, while the "p" in coupe is loud and clear. As you all know, some p's are noiser than others. (And that's another pun. It suggests that psychiatrists and psychologists take silent pees. While sighing audibly?) And "d'etat" is weakened VISUALLY, but strengthened auditorily (is that a word?) by the fact that "d'etat" is prounced day-tah (or, almost, data).]

[A dynasty is called a dynasty because when a Monarch leaves behind many potential inheritors for his throne, usually some die nasty deaths.]

Dean Blehert
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