Stephen Hawking

Can’t do any walking,

But all you need to do is sit

To think about black holes and shit.

 

Brian Cox

Is always on the bloody box.

I wish he’d knock it off and return

To CERN. 

 

Karl Popper

Gave himself a whopper

Of a philosophical vocation,

Which was to repudiate the classical observationalist/inductivist form of scientific method in favour of empirical   falsification.

 

Socrates

Makes mediocrities

Of other ages’

Sages.

Bjӧrk

Doesn’t twerk. 

It’s a little infra dig to grind and gyrate

When you’re forty-eight.

John Cage

Had the temerity to stage

Orchestrated silence,

Which surprisingly never moved anyone to violence.

 

Steve Reich

Would swing a live mike

Back and forth over a speaker until it came to rest

To the delight of the easily impressed.

Clerihews

© 2019 by Rob Stuart