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Ten Clerihews for Today

Charles Baudelaire wrote poems scented with sardonic air. Some think his "Fleurs du Mal" were inspired by Le Diable. Carl Gustavovich Fabergé is best known for his eggs décoré. Hens dropped theirs from behind – Fabergé – relax – from his mind. Benjamin Franklin was resourceful and clever and thought to be so only in the eyes of those who were neither. Blaise Pascal is said to be the father of the laws of probability. He penned these words: The more I contemplate the lives of men, the happier I am my dog’s not one of them. Arnold Schönberg’s life was musically tragic. Dissatisfied with tonal music, he produced an atonal scale of twelve which to this day still sounds like hell. Never heard of Andy Warhol? Where do you live, in a hole? His life was as notorious as his work was repetitious. Andrew Jackson was a man of unbridled reaction. On his death bed they say he regretted not having shot Henry Clay. Alfred Nobel, if the rumor’s true, is said to be in Hell where he takes fiendish delight in blowing people up with dynamite. Alexander Pope master of the iambic and the trope; a wit and satirist of savage intent he was as mean as his back was bent. Alexander Borodin was by profession a chemist. In music he discovered a catalyst because chemistry was a bore to him.

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Date: 6/10/2022 10:24:00 AM
Very interesting clerihews, Maurice. All of the men worthy of note. How about ten clerihews of women?
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Maurice Rigoler
Date: 6/10/2022 1:21:00 PM
I'll try on women, Milton. Thanks for the suggestioj. / Maurice