Limerick of the Week (156)

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 TIM JAMES, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

The contestants would spin the big wheel,
Then Vanna turned cards to reveal
Some quite obvious phrase.
‘Twould _er_lex and amaze!
I never could gras_ the a_ _eal.

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

The Teapers are seizing the wheel
Of the GOP van with their zeal.
Here’s their plan: do away
With the damn A.C.A.,
Turn off welfare, then slay the New Deal.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Robert Basler, Colleen Murphy, Chris Doyle, Joel Wasinger, Kevin Ahern, Brian Allgar, and Will T. Laughlin. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Robert Basler:

A cave man invented the wheel.
He hoped to get rich off the deal:
“I only require
“The right name for my tire.
“This will be a good year now, I feel.”

Colleen Murphy:

When you’re spinning a pottery wheel
It is better to temper your zeal,
Or the clay you have thrown
Will take shapes of its own
Which are short on artistic appeal.

Chris Doyle:

In the Navy, my hubby’s a wheel–
The elite special forces’ ideal,
But at home he’s a slouch
Who just sleeps on the couch,
And won’t earn his Good Housekeeping Seal.

Joel Wasinger:

A man fell asleep at the wheel
‘Cause his wife had just copped a quick feel.
They both thought it was hot
But somehow forgot
He dozed off after sex or a meal.

Kevin Ahern:

Painter Dali was quite the big wheel
And whenever he sat for a meal
For breakfast or lunch
He ate Cap’n Crunch
Because he just loved the surreal.

Brian Allgar:

“You shouldn’t say ‘us’ll’, but ‘we’ll,’”
The Harvard boy tells us – big deal!
Old rednecks like us,
Why, us don’t give a cuss,
’Cause us’ll get richer than he’ll.

Will T. Laughlin:

The Government tends to our weal,
Yet too many Conservatives feel
That our *weal* is a welt
That deserves to be dealt
By the force of a down-treading heel.

Brian Allgar:

A woman was changing the wheel
When a fellow appeared, full of zeal.
“May I help you?” he said,
But she bashed in his head
And made off with his automobile.

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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2 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (156)”

  1. Tim James says:

    Thanks Mad! And also, thanks for fixing my opus so that it made more sense.

  2. Val Fish says:

    Tomorrow it’s the Spring Equinox
    We’ll soon see the changing of clocks
    This cold little bunny
    Fails to find it funny
    Still clad in thermals and woolly socks