Limerick of the Week (149)

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 Byron Miller a/k/a Errol Nimbly, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A bibbed patron sat eating deep-fried;
Battered chicken was piled high and wide.
I said, “Gawd, are you big,
You Falstaffian pig!”
(My remark was, of course, an aside.)

Congratulations to Scott Crowder and Craig Dykstra, who are tied in winning this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for their respective limericks which received the most Facebook “likes.”

Scott Crowder:

A man who liked food that was fried,
In time became so thick and wide,
That according to lore,
When he went to the shore,
He would have an effect on the tide.

Craig Dykstra:

This new gal gets my head kinda fried.
Every time I want sex, I’m denied!
You would think it would suck
That she don’t like to … you know …
But she’ll happily swallow my pride.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Tim James, Yt cai, Jesse Levy, and Jon Gearhart. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Tim James:

In my youth I’d eat anything fried;
It’s disgusting, the stuff that I tried.
Cookies, Twinkies, and dough
Mixed with cola … God no…
Those are mem’ries I’ve tried to elide.

Yt cai:

A seamstress’s nerves were all fried
From dealing with one kinky bride.
She finished the dress
Under utmost duress
As the patron was fit to be tied.

Jesse Levy:

A fellow was totally fried.
He jumped off a building’s top side.
But he was still tripping
Through gravity’s gripping.
His last words were: “Look, Ma. I flied!”

Jon Gearhart (whose limerick is an acrostic):

A woman shunned food that was fried
Precisely because she has tried
Reducing the rise
In her increasing size.
Look left and her name I’ve supplied.

Tim James:

Those White Castle burgers are fried
‘Til the grease is all soaked through inside.
Those “sliders” incense me.
Good taste, though, prevents me
From saying just where ’tis they slide.

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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3 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (149)”

  1. errol nimbly says:

    Thanks Madeleine! Wow! Another unexpected win and utter surprise! So happy you liked my little ditty. Thank you for taking the time to select the facebook version with the parentheses. I don’t remember if I used them in the blog entry.

    Congratulations to all this weeks winners.

    Scott’s was my personal favorite for its clear third person narrative thread, humour and kid-friendly educational potential.

    But now I think I like Craig’s just as much, for the way its classic bawdy content effectively illuminates a couple of “the socio-sexual anxieties of the age”.

  2. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome Errol/Byron!

    My use of your parenthetical version was a last minute correction. (I generally check to see if there’s a more recent version of an entry before I finalize the Limerick of the Week post. By I’m sure I occasionally forget.)

    And thanks for your interesting observations about the FB Friends Choice Award winning limericks!

  3. scott says:

    Well deserved Errol and congrats!!!!
    Good job all around and once again thank you to the MAD limerist for providing this venue.
    Thank you Madeleine!