Limerick of the Week (111)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick of the Week based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in last week’s Limerick-Off.

Congratulations to Les a/k/a Colonialist, who wins Limerick of the Week for this clever verse:

An artist who often made scenes
Would paint them on flimsiest screens.
When backdrops were rent,
Cast would then, through the vent,
Cast aspersions while venting their spleens.

Congratulations to Colleen Murphy, who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.”

An artist was drawing some scenes
Of the countryside down in Orleans.
As he sketched and he drew
He kept sipping some brew,
Which explains why his last subject leans.

Congratulations to David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose, who wins a special Limerick Quiz Award, for creating a fun Limerick Movie Quiz out of his series of limericks. (You can find the answers to David’s quiz right after the list of Honorable Mention winning limericks, upside down … just to keep everybody honest.)

This week, when the keyword is “scenes”,
I wanted to break from routines.
Each verse I will use
To throw out some clues;
Try guessing what each of them means!

This silent is loaded with scenes
Of man in the thrall of machines,
And the mystical muse
Who changes the views
Of a rebel who’s born of great means.

This actor was noted for scenes
Of angst-ridden young men and teens.
If he had lived long,
He might have gone on
To become one of Hollywood’s deans.

In this mob movie’s earliest scenes
The specter of lust intervenes
With a gangster whose shlong
Is a few inches long;
In fact, it may be in the teens.

One of the funniest scenes
To blaze across Hollywood screens
Ends up with a din
Like trumpets and wind
And begins with a pot full of beans.

There’s a musical noted for scenes
Of dancing by killer chorines,
Who know of a spot
Where the music is hot,
And the lyrics are not for preteens.

In this movie, two ladies have scenes
Making one of the world’s great cuisines,
But the younger one’s thrown
By Beef Bourguignon,
And breaks down amid her tureens.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Will T. Laughlin, Steve Whitred, Bob Dvorak, Ira Bloom, and Sue Dulley. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Will T. Laughlin:

An Irishman likes to make scenes
While wooing the village colleens.
But the girls understand
That his gestures so grand
Mean there’s nothing at all in his jeans.

Steve Whitred:

In Bogey films there are some scenes
Where his shortness of height intervenes,
Like the time when he quipped,
“Ingrid let’s change the script
To a ‘hill’, from a ‘mountain’ of beans.”

Bob Dvorak:

A fellow who often made scenes
In the buff, to be seen on big screens,
Can’t act. When a guy
Out of work asked him why,
He retorted, “It’s all in the genes.”

Ira Bloom:

A fellow who often makes scenes,
As he drinks, stumbles, trips and careens,
With few inhibitions,
Makes rude propositions.
A good thing his wife intervenes.

Sue Dulley:

A youth leader takes in some scenes
With “her girls”, a small group of young teens.
She’s known to have stated,
“No, they’re not related,
Although they all have the same jeans”.

And now, returning to David Lefkovits’ Limerick Movie Quiz, here’s the answer key:

˙ɐıןnɾ & ǝıןnɾ ‘oƃɐɔıɥɔ ‘sǝןppɐs ƃuızɐןq ‘ɹǝɥʇɐɟpoƃ ǝɥʇ ‘uɐǝp sǝɯɐɾ ‘sıןodoɹʇǝɯ

Congratulations again to all the winners for your wonderful limericks. And thanks to everyone for your fun submissions.

In the next couple of minutes I’ll be posting a new Limerick-Off, which gives you yet another opportunity to win Limerick Of The Week.

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14 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (111)”

  1. Dr. Goose says:

    Thanks for appreciating the limerick movie quiz, and congrats to all the winners!

  2. Sue Dulley says:

    Congratulations to the winners, and thanks Mad for the surprise H.M.

    This limerick challenge with “scenes”
    Is over – I know what that means
    But the fruit I just bought
    Has planted a thought –
    Who doesn’t enjoy nectarines?

  3. Sue Dulley says:

    May as well share this one I sent Dr G earlier today:

    In David’s great lims about scenes
    Number 2’s role is clearly James Dean’s,
    Blazing Saddles is 4,
    Then Chicago. One more
    Must be Julie and Julia’s cuisines.

    A couple are giving me stress:
    For 1, Modern Times is my guess
    And the gangster well-hung?
    Perhaps I was too young –
    Boogie Nights, or The Godfather, yes?

    (Having seen the answers I think I scored a mediocre 4.5 out of 6)

  4. Sue Dulley says:

    “Scenes” not “Screens” of course, in the comment before last.

    Note from Mad Kane: I fixed it. :)

  5. Thanks for the honorable mention Mad and congratulations to Les, Colleen, David and the other HMs. I found this weeks rhyme quite challenging and was impressed with how creative some people were.

  6. Diane Groothuis says:

    Loved the limerick quiz although I didn’t know any of the answers. hard to read upside down, but i have done it.

  7. Jane Hoffman says:

    Congratulations to all of you for making such good scenes!!!!

  8. Johanna Richmond says:

    Very inventive, folks! Congratulations to all!

  9. Great limericks all! And it’s fun to see folk getting more and more inventive.

  10. Sue Dulley says:

    Diane, it should be easy for you to read upside down :-)

  11. madkane says:

    Congratulations once again to all the winners!

  12. JulesPaige says:

    Three cheers for Dr. Goose!!!

  13. colonialist says:

    Woo-hoo! *does elaborate happy dance*
    I had an Hon Mench way back, but this is my first ever win – persistence does pay! :)
    Congrats to the other inventive entrants!

  14. madkane says:

    Persistence pays indeed! :)