Ode To My Remote Control

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  1. Julie Stewart

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    Ah! Plastic box that lies just out of reach,

    Many-buttoned friend of I and I;

    I long to touch you and to massage each

    Button, nipple-like, before I die.

    You are the thing I live for, you and whisky,

    Single malt, of course, not on the rocks.

    Sometimes on Wednesdays I feel so frisky

    And then, on Thursdays I must wash my socks.

    When you are cracked and old, your batteries dead,

    I will not chuck you in the rubbish bin!

    Oh no, Not I, not I, Oh No! I said,

    I'll probably hide you in the biscuit tin.



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    One for my future anthology of nonsense verse - see also "Hula Hooping Naked" published elsewhere in this forum ....
     
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    That looks just like my old remote from AT&T, I had to send it back though when I switched to Direct TV.
     
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    @Julie Stewart - Oooer ..............................................:p
     
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    Sparky has full remote control :p
    If I don't like something we're watching I turn to him with a o_O face
    He replies with the same o_O face and we switch off ..................
     
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    I am wondering how Julie Stewart got a picture of my remote to illustrate her little poem?? Will wonders never cease?:p Ok, I hearby
    give you permission to use it as illustration, in any and all poems in regard to your nonsense anthology.
     
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    @Chrissy Page - you mean you didn't put it in your biscuit tin?????
    @Patsy Faye - I know, my mind spews out yet more rubbish. As for our remote - I allow Dany to "zap" occasionally, then remove the remote from his grasp, choose what we're going to watch and sit on the remote.
    @Joe Riley - I knew you'd find a super cartoon to accompany my drivel! Thank you, and thanks for providing the link to my other piece of sheer nonsense!
    @K E Gordon - thank you, I'm so relieved, I will share all profits with you 50/50 ......
     
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    I know, my mind spews out yet more rubbish. As for our remote - I allow Dany to "zap" occasionally, then remove the remote from his grasp, choose what we're going to watch and sit on the remote. (Quote - Julie)

    You little minx :p
     
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    It does look like an ATT remote. I did not like my remote when I had ATT; too complicated.
     
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    @Patsy Faye - takes one to know one!
    @Texas Beth - seems that I found a rather common remote to illustrate my highly intellectual poem - we don't have ATT (I don't even know what it is) in France. This was a free-to use photo, so I used it. I agree with you it looks very complicated - so many buttons. I'm sure the use of one finger back in the day was much easier came with physical exercise included for free and reduced the annoying zapping of the person 'in charge' of the remote.
     
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    No, would never put it in a biscuit tin because we don't call it that here. :) Biscuits are cookies, right?
     
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    T'was a sad day....
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    LOL! Just what I needed today an LOL! Thanks! Remote controls are so important in the home. I have a habit of putting it anywhere and often look for it. My Mom shakes her head and scolds me after she calls me a name...then she explains why don't you put it the same place all the time so you don't waste time looking for it all the time! She's right you know.
     
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    @Joe Riley - I'd just KNEW that you'd be back with another gem - thanks for making me giggle!
    @Krissttina Isobe - get your mum a biscuit tin ! We actually have a cloth pocket thing that hangs over the arm of a chair or sofa and it supposed to be THE PLACE to park the remote. But Dany's hand has other ideas.
     
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