Just to amuse you . . .
With apologies to the genius of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim: see attached Word DOC
COMING SOON TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU!
'PESTI -SIDE STORY'!
Tony: – ‘a randy young pestitute’
Varroa: – a sexy girl parasite
Riff and the Pesticide Jets
The Sharks (Bayer & Syngenta)
The Jets (the EPA Chorus)
VARROA! . .. From the Musical ‘Pesti-Side Story’
Varroa . . . (spoken by Tony)
Tony - sings:
"The finest excuse I have ever heard:
Varroa ,Varroa, Varroa, Varroa . . .
To explain all dead bees - to a doubtful world
Varroa, Varroa, Varroa, Varroa . . .
I've just found a mite named Varroa,
I’ll use it to deny,
What’s killing every honey-bee
I’ve just kissed a mite called Varroa
The finest Alibi
When pollinators die
Say it soft,- and the money’s flowing,
Say it loud, - and my bank account’s growing.
I'll never stop saying Varroa!
EXIT stage left to sound of showers of gold coins falling onto the stage.
Rita Moreno dabs at her glistening eyes.