Posts Tagged ‘Strange Fads’

Color Me Confused (Limerick)

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

A coloring book meant for those
Who ain’t kids anymore? Heaven knows
Why the market’s gone mad
With this dubious fad.
I’ll be sticking with lim’ricks and prose.

Happy National Coloring Book Day! (August 2)

I Won’t Sit Still For This (Limerick)

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

On November 7, I read an article about the latest, stupid Internet obsession: the Mannequin Challenge.

Needless to say, I wrote a limerick about it. However, I never posted my verse because … the election. Sigh…

Anyway, when Mark stumbled across this SNL Mannequin Challenge clip, I unearthed my buried-under-a-vale-of-tears limerick:

The #MannequinChallenge is here.
Strike a pose and don’t move. Persevere!
You may look like a fool,
But your pics will be cool,
Causing Instagram props to appear.

This Trend Sounds Fishy (Limerick)

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Yikes! Scrotum Rejuvenation??? Yes, this Hollywood male grooming trend sounds fictitious, but apparently isn’t.

This Trend Sounds Fishy (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A new wrinkle in grooming appalls,
And it’s pricey — not offered in malls.
It stems out of a joke
From that George Clooney bloke:
“Tackle-tightening” — ironing your balls.

Note to Judd Apatow: I’d better not see any Tackle-Tightening in the 50 Year Old Virgin.

Note to George Clooney: Tell the truth: Were you REALLY just joking, when you said you got your balls “unwrinkled”?

Dishing Dirt (Limerick)

Monday, January 28th, 2013

I enjoy unearthing oddball news items and celebrating their weirdness in verse. For instance, energy bars made from crickets. But a restaurant whose recipe ingredient-list touts dirt? That’s a bit too much to digest.

So, I won’t be going to Tokyo’s French restaurant Ne Quittez Pas any time soon, even if their dirt is “special black soil from Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture.”

Dishing Dirt (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear restaurant, please don’t feel hurt
If I spurn you, including dessert.
I have very good grounds:
Word is making the rounds
That your food features soil — that’s the dirt.