The Fable of Mabel's Table

Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
Ah, my darling Mabel
I wish that you were able
To set a proper table

Each player adds one line to the fable, observing the scansion and making it rhyme with Mabel.
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  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
  • RicardusRicardus Shipmate
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable

  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    edited April 10
    [I think that maybe fineline's post above has pretty much capped the thematic arch of the poem, plus there aren't many more rhymes left? Perhaps someone can start a new one? Paging @Amanda B Reckondwyth for an opinion.]
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Let's let it go as far as it can before starting a new rhyme.

    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
  • Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
  • DardaDarda Shipmate
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    While fastening a cable
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    While fastening a cable
    Point of information: Can the same rhyming word be used more than once, or is the point to see how long it can go without reusing rhyming words?
  • Leorning CnihtLeorning Cniht Shipmate
    edited April 10
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
    Along with Betty Grable
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
    (If that's not a fable)
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
    In this verse execrable.

  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Ha, we all cross-posted! Would it work to combine them all, like this?

    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
    (If that's not a fable)
    Along with Betty Grable
    In this verse execrable

  • RicardusRicardus Shipmate
    edited April 10
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
    (If that's not a fable)
    Along with Betty Grable
    In this verse execrable
    Whose surreal humour recalls the famous Czech puppet show 'Hurvínek and Spejbl'

    That *does* scan! At least according to my book 'Poetic Gems of William McGonnagall'.
  • jrwjrw Shipmate
    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
    (If that's not a fable)
    Along with Betty Grable
    In this verse execrable
    Whose surreal humour recalls the famous Czech puppet show 'Hurvínek and Spejbl'
    And if this thread was a puppet show, it's unlikely that anyone would think the ticket price pay'ble
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    All right, all right, Miss Amanda gives in. When all are convinced that the current rhyme is exhausted, the next player can begin a new rhyme. But let the new rhyme run its full course before changing it again, please.

    And Miss Amanda wishes she had her smelling salts handy to revive her from the violation of scansion that has occurred.

    Ah, my darling Mabel
    I wish that you were able
    To set a proper table
    With silver and with sable
    Within the riding-stable
    While watching porn on cable
    To acquire the 'women can multitask' label.
    Take care you don't disable
    But check the box "Enable"
    And watch out for the grey bull
    By looking from the gable
    Or from the Tower of Babel
    (If that's not a fable)
    Along with Betty Grable
    In this verse execrable
    Whose surreal humour recalls the famous Czech puppet show 'Hurvínek and Spejbl'
    And if this thread was a puppet show, it's unlikely that anyone would think the ticket price pay'ble.

    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus

  • Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
  • Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus

  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris

  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    edited April 11
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
  • SparrowSparrow Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    edited April 11
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris

  • Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    edited April 11
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
  • SparrowSparrow Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
  • Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    While Boris he ignore us
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us.
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's

  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    edited April 11
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
    With tales they think will floor us

  • edited April 11
    Almost 15 mins between my post and subsequent? Let's try again.

    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
    With tales they think will floor us
    Not just Boris do ignore us
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
    With tales they think will floor us
    Not just Boris do ignore us
    As our fathers did before us
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
    With tales they think will floor us
    Not just Boris do ignore us
    As our fathers did before us
    But they're no match for Chuck Norris
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    (The funny thing with this is that most of these really don't rhyme with Boris in an RP English accent, and something like 'horrors' would be a better rhyme, and would open up way more rhymes, but that wouldn't work for most Americans.)
  • jrwjrw Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
    With tales they think will floor us
    Not just Boris do ignore us
    As our fathers did before us
    But they're no match for Chuck Norris
    Whose mates arrive in lorries
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
    With tales they think will floor us
    Not just Boris do ignore us
    As our fathers did before us
    But they're no match for Chuck Norris
    Whose mates arrive in lorries
    While fleeing rabid Tories

  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    edited April 12
    OK, time to change the rhyme.

    Chuck Norris, mates in tow,
    Observes the winds to blow
  • Meanwhile, speaking of Boris,
    Who joined an off-key chorus,
    In joyous praise of Horus
    His voice is unpleasing for us
    For his star sign is Taurus
    Just like his mother, Doris
    (RIP. Thanks, Philip Morris!)
    Turned out her lungs were porous
    Just like her cousin Horace
    But most unlike Aunt Cloris
    Who I'm afraid would bore us
    Being quite the stegosaurus
    But she would never gore us!
    In fact she might ignore us
    While feigning to implore us
    To fix our dodgy auras
    Which are even worse than Laura's
    (And hers are rather sporous)
    While he and his casually whore us
    With tales they think will floor us
    Not just Boris do ignore us
    As our fathers did before us
    But they're no match for Chuck Norris
    Whose mates arrive in lorries
    While fleeing rabid Tories
    Who told some untrue stories
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    I'll own as how we may have cross-posted, @Rufus T Firefly , but I really do want to change the rhyme now. So . . .

    Chuck Norris, mates in tow,
    Observes the winds to blow
  • Chuck Norris, mates in tow,
    Observes the winds to blow
    While standing on tiptoe
  • edited April 12
    Chuck Norris, mates in tow,
    Observes the winds to blow
    While standing on tiptoe
    Set a bomb and then he go
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    Chuck Norris, mates in tow,
    Observes the winds to blow
    While standing on tiptoe
    Set a bomb and then he go
    Off to practice taekwondo

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