Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Go Out on a Limerick!

Okay, gang, here's your chance at 15 SECONDS OF RADIO FAME!!!!!

We here at KPBS are asking you, our listeners, to craft lively limericks about how you feel about public radio. Readers of this blog are invited to post 'em here by Oct. 2 (or if you're shy, send 'em to words@kpbs.org). If yours is selected, we'll read it on the air on our show on Oct. 22 -- and then your poem will be posted in a podcast in perpetuity! Wow. Talk about your bragging rights.

So sharpen your pencils and your wits and have at it!

Oh -- and one more thing keep 'em clean, folks. None of this "There was a hot chick from Kentucky . . . " business!


Anonymous daz said...

A limerick writer named Nikki

Had writer's block something quite icky.

She devised a mixed drink

That could help her to think,

And hence whence the name of "Lime Rickey."

7:37 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Heh, heh!

(Although MY favorite mixed drink for thinking is "Hot Coffee," which doesn't quite rhyme.)

7:19 AM  
Anonymous daz said...

Some people need to overcome their inhibitions before the words start flowing. (Nikki, for example.)

But just realized this limerick does not follow one of the two rules of he contest: the limerick should be "about how you feel about public radio."

Seems likely that if 50% of the rules are ignored, the limerick is disqualified.

One last question: Is there a limit of one entry to a listener, or . . . ?

6:51 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Nah, the number of entries is limited only by the amount of time people want to waste on them, daz!

And yeah, "how you feel about public radio" is indeed the theme!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Language Lover said...

The people who listen to you
Have money to pledge---yes, they do!
They'll send in the cash
From their generous stash
And you'll survive yet a year or two.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Language Lover said...

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11:09 AM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Okay, I sent in my limericks, but this one makes me chuckle, so I am putting it here for you:

Carl Kasell I wish I was he
Oh man, how cool I would be
He's cool and so smart
Every word is like art
'Wait Wait' I wish he'd tell me!

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Mike H said...

I thought Verbivores were all extinct

That is what science led me think

Wiped out by a meteor

Killed all the meat eaters

Richard and Martha are back from the brink

4:34 PM  
Blogger mgrant said...

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7:22 PM  
Blogger mgrant said...

Here's my limerick entry- how I feel about public radio. Do I have to enter it elsewhere, or is posting here sufficient?

It's called, "The Impact."

Waves deliver the news,
Opinions, issues, the blues,
Perspectives of life,
Triumphs and strifes,
Affecting our moods and our views.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Teryl Springstead said...

"Why I love KPBS"

For music from opera to blues,
For science, for “Myst’ry,” for news,
For accent-filled drama,
For placement of comma,
I GLADLY pay PBS dues.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There once was a girl from Kentucky,
Whose prose not often tended toward plucky.
When stating her views,
She did easily choose,
Words in general are just ducky.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous George said...

There was a show on NPR,
That was podcasted near and far.
In Cleveland I did hear
Martha say with no fear
She new the French root of “trocar”.

NPR takes over one’s life
Improving what once was at strife
My blood pressure is down,
No more frown for this clown,
For now I’m smarter than my wife.

“A Way With Words” is too sunny,
With cutesy terms like “nose bunny”
Fight incorrect uses!
Defenestrate “mooses”!
I’ll admit that Rich is funny.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Dan Asimov said...

(Note: This up-to-date riddle is a real puzzle with no "catch".)

For calendrical puzzly fun, th-

is conundrum is second to none: Th-

e answer I seek is

Which day of the week is

Most often thirteenth of the month?

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. The above limerick was posted on October 13, 2006.

11:03 AM  

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