Meltdown by Ben Elton

By Ben Elton

After the irresponsible, ignorant bliss of economic growth, stockbroker Jimmy and his relatives are compelled to confront monetary meltdown during this hilarious and deeply pertinent family drama.

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Don’t get me started on sticks. My cousin Bob’s a lamp pole, But he doesn’t seem that bright. So what is it that I can do? There must be something... right? First I helped a barber, Selling shaves for hairy necks. Then I tried some tetherball, But the rules were too complex. I’m not a pole for vaulting, Because for that I’d need to bend. And I’d love to be a ski pole, But for that I’d need a friend. I wished I was the North Pole, And marked the home of Santa... Or even just a Gallup® poll, Calling voters in Atlanta.

There must be something... right? First I helped a barber, Selling shaves for hairy necks. Then I tried some tetherball, But the rules were too complex. I’m not a pole for vaulting, Because for that I’d need to bend. And I’d love to be a ski pole, But for that I’d need a friend. I wished I was the North Pole, And marked the home of Santa... Or even just a Gallup® poll, Calling voters in Atlanta. I maypoled for a month, Learning pagans aren’t my type... I didn’t cut it as a totem— Me no smoke-um the peace pipe.

I’ve always thought red, white, and blue Went nicely with my eyes. And horizontal stripes sure do Show off my shapely thighs. As she dances and she waves, It is finally clear to see, I’m the very best kind of pole I could ever hope to be… I AM AN AMERICAN FLAG POLE ! So pledge allegiance… to me ! ) DRAW OR TRACE YOUR POLE HERE STEPHEN COLBERT , age 47 MAURICE SENDAK , age 83 “The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also, Father’s Day.

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