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Limericks, anyone?

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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:57 am

Thanks for the fix, jman -- that's certainly true for the example I posted above.

But if the last words in the middle couplet are only a single syllable, my original construction still works, as in this famous example:
Edward Lear wrote:There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby jman111 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:11 pm

glad to help, wags. just didn't want to pass up a chance to criticize a critic!

gozer-
you've been busy here for hours now- what gives?
(should I be afraid to ask?)
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby gozer » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:29 pm

gozer-
you've been busy here for hours now- what gives?
(should I be afraid to ask?)


i've been interrupted more than once and haven't read some parts of the i.d.p.f. since probably before the april election. of course op makes time fly by faster than usual.
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:24 pm

What's an "i.d.p.f."? Isn't that some kind of implanted contraceptive?
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby jman111 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:29 pm

op?
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:37 pm

There once was a douche bag named Ned
He used his asshole instead of his head
You'd ask him for fact
But he'd never come back
From his hiding place under his bed
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:50 pm

fisticuffs wrote:There once was a douche bag named Ned
He used his asshole instead of his head
You'd ask him for fact
But he'd never come back
From his hiding place under his bed


Dude... I'm begging you... Please stop!
At least read them out loud before posting, because there's no possible way anyone could hear that second line and think it's limerick worthy. (The rest is just dandy.)

Here are some suggestions to make the meter work. Please tell me you can hear the difference:

* He thought with his ass not his head
* Who used his asshole not his head
* Whose asshole had thoughts, not his head
* His ass thought for him, not his head

See how easy that is?
Yeeeeesh...
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby Average Joe » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:03 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:What's an "i.d.p.f."?


Isthmus Daily Page Forum.

jman111 wrote:op?


Opium. The same shit the Cheshire Cat smokes.
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:59 pm

Yes, Joe. But see, no one calls it that but the Goze here. His bizarre Anglicisms and idiosyncratic punctuation (to say nothing of his unseemly drug fascination) drive me nuts. So I rib, because it's less unhealthy to the soul than insulting.
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby gozer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:38 am

....which is why people have to get loaded or gowed up or shoot up five bags of smack or do 16 lines of c-jam before doing i.d.p.f.

call what u do what u will, but the pharmacological properties of op and miss emma and dillies assure that u will not get the sought response, at least from me.

"[after jacking up dilaudid or numorphan]...every thing was grand then...the ants in the grass, they were just doing their thing...your worst enemy, he wasn't so bad..."
--[i]drugstore cowboy
, page 32

i love u all & respect yer ideological sincerity and the purity of intention of 99 44-100 per cent; every little helps
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:20 am

gozer wrote: the purity of intention of 99 44-100 per cent; every little helps


Come again?
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby gozer » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:03 pm

narcoleptish wrote:
gozer wrote: the purity of intention of 99 44-100 per cent; every little helps


Come again?



there was actually something somewhere betwixt a dependent clause and a couple of sentences in there which somehow disappeared and i cannot recall what they were...but they were...fucken golden!

just one of the hazards of doing i.d.p.f. loaded, but i wouldn't do it any other way...except maybe bombed on seconal
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby narcoleptish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:15 am

Come yet again?

Here's one:

There was an odd foron named Gozer
Who came off a bit like a poser
Was he really a brit
Or just a drug-addled twit
With a young wag who rued that he chose her
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby gozer » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:50 pm

narcoleptish wrote:Come yet again?

Here's one:

There was an odd foron named Gozer


fair enough

Who came off a bit like a poser


should i even try on that one? bbs/usenet people can believe whatever they want and countering it is like pushing a rock up hill. not enough hours in the day for that

Was he really a brit


ditto

Or just a drug-addled twit


feeling just like jesus' son is not the same thing as addled.

With a young wag who rued that he chose her

\
same as above
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Re: Limericks, anyone?

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:07 pm

Okay, ya'll, I apologize in advance, if I ever posted my favorite before. My beer loving pop had this on his back porch:

There once was a gal named Anheuser,
Who thought that no man could surprise her,
But Pabst thought he'd take a chance,
And got Schiltz in her pants,
Now she a little Budweiser
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