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Jack the Ripper: A Halloween Nursery Rhyme for Adults

Blood and gore galore.

Jack and Jill went up the hill

To tumble in the bedsheets;

Or so Jill thought ‘til Jack turned ‘round

And slashed her throat in the streets.

He stole her heart and fled the scene,

Long gone when the bobbies came,

Scratched their noggins, shrugged and left,

‘Til Mary was found the same.

Mary had a little dress,

Whose skirt was white as snow.

But when they found Mary that night,

The dress was red as Bordeaux.

Now the bobbies were on edge

And had trouble falling asleep.

All of them were drinking coffee

When they heard about Bo Peep.

Little Bo Peep had lost her keys,

And a nice young man offered to help.

Quick as a flash he cut her chest,

All before she could even yelp.

The bobbies knew they had a serial,

Put the case number one on their plate.

They worked on it all night and day,

But for Miss Muffet it was too late.

Little Miss Muffet

Was at a buffet

When she had a bit much to drink.

Along came a cabbie,

Whose blade went snicker-snee,

Then vanished before you could blink.

Those harried bobbies

Were facing lobbies

From the protesting, indignant press.

But they had no reply,

The trail had run dry,

Next victim was anyone’s guess.

The Queen of Hearts,

She had some smarts

And knew that next was she.

Her heart was the best,

Of course she’d be next;

So she sat down to have tea.

When the Jack of Hearts

Came for her parts,

She didn’t bother to plead.

“At last you’ve come,

To visit dear old mum.

My poor boy, do it quickly.”

So for the last time

Did Jack do this crime,

Did his blade go snicker-snee.

Jack the Ripper,

Jack be quick,

The bobbies were waiting

In the brick.

“Run, after him!

We’ve got him in sight!”

But Jack was too fast

And vanished in the night.

Little Jack Ripper

Sat by a skipper

In a dingy old pub.

The sailor finished his ale,

Said, “I gotta sail,”

And left him alone in the club.

Someone else took his place,

Another unfamiliar face,

Who put Jack on guard.

“Your work got me in a lather.

Let’s work together.

Here’s my card.”

Then he, too, was gone,

Jack’s interest was on,

So he gave the card a read.

His eyebrows flew up,

He suppressed a hiccup,

And swigged his mug of mead.

He slapped down a bill,

Re-entered the London chill,

With a grin all too sweet.

If the address was real,

Then he would make a deal

With Mr. Todd of Fleet Street.

The End?

His cuts now neatly cleaned and bandaged, Crane is own a mission. A mission to find a way to make his toxin even more potent, he does not need to make much, no… there is only one intended target for this new formula, and that man will scream and scream and scream until he can no more. he will strip him of his voice and gradually break the man down until he is NOTHING. Then maybe he will grant the man release. Maybe he will allow the man to die.

Crane can be found in his lab, amongst piles of books. Herbology, Toxicology, even basic chemistry books. 


Jack Be Nimble - “Drama King”, single
Label: Independent
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Reviewed by: Chloe Boden

Pup-and-coming Chicago band Jack Be Nimble recently released their newest single “Drama King” which has definitely given me reason to get excited about them!  The single is upbeat and extremely catchy, sung by two vocalists who really complement each other well. 

The song is set apart from other recent releases because JBN has two very different sounding vocalists, and I personally think going back and forth between the two really kept the song moving and gave it a very distinct sound.  The instrumentals were spot on as well, enhancing the song by giving it its great beat and melody.  The single is a great pop punk summer jam with lyrics many people can relate to, “I swear that I’m not the only one that’s given up on this town.”

Some of the bands influences are Blink 182 and New Found Glory, and that is defintely evident from listening to them.  They have their own style, but if you like bands like Blink and NFG—or pop punk in general—you should definitely check them out! I personally was in pop punk heaven listening to this release, and I firmly believe this band is going places.

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