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September 5, 2004 5:03 PM   Subscribe

Saddam Hussein, master of the limerick.
posted by emelenjr (29 comments total)

 
psht. they don't even rhyme.
posted by quonsar at 5:11 PM on September 5, 2004


That was like something you'd get in one of those "Fw: Fw: Fw: Fw: haha teh funnay" emails.
posted by reklaw at 5:23 PM on September 5, 2004


Maybe that's the point, quonsar...

Then again, maybe not. I can't tell if this is supposed to be "funny" or "teh funnay"...
posted by armage at 5:32 PM on September 5, 2004


i probably will get it in one of those "Fw: Fw: Fw: Fw: haha teh funnay" emails. any minute...
posted by quonsar at 5:32 PM on September 5, 2004


I thought it was funnay.

Reminds me of this.
posted by dhoyt at 5:40 PM on September 5, 2004


or Broken Jokes.

I was amused.
posted by weston at 5:54 PM on September 5, 2004


There was a dictator from Baghdad
Who everyone said was real bad...

ah, f*ck it, I got nothin'
posted by clevershark at 5:58 PM on September 5, 2004


There once was a man named Zell
Who was so crazy he'd always yell.
He challenged anchors to duels,
and hung out with powerful fools.
Was the RNC his heaven or hell?
posted by amberglow at 6:11 PM on September 5, 2004


There once was a man named Zell
it's true he was batshit as hell.
he spat out his teeth
for the Commander In Chief
but then Dub pushed his ass down a well.
posted by quonsar at 6:39 PM on September 5, 2004


yours is much better : >
posted by amberglow at 6:42 PM on September 5, 2004


Reminds me of:

There once was a poet from Hibernia
Who rhymed himself into a hernia
He became quite adept
At the practice except
For occasional anti-climaxes.

From memory, but that's out of Tom Stoppard's play _Travesties_.
posted by uosuaq at 7:01 PM on September 5, 2004


Reminds me of the Welsh classic

There was an old man of Aberystwyth
Who found a young girl to play whist with
She took the first trick,
So he slit her bloody throat from ear to ear.

Crossed with "Was I Wazir?" from Kismet.
posted by kenko at 7:13 PM on September 5, 2004


Oh, also, the Rev. Patrick Brontë wrote some odd limericks that were reproduced in an old Christmas Cracker, one of which was

To novels and plays not inclined
Nor aught that can sully the mind
Temptations may shower
Unmoved as a tower
She quenches the fiery arrows.
posted by kenko at 7:14 PM on September 5, 2004


There once as a MeFite named Amber
Who could not wait to vote in November
He'd relentlessly push
Every thread into Bush
And it grew pretty fucking tired, but everyone was too busy circle jerking to care.
posted by Krrrlson at 7:38 PM on September 5, 2004


There once was a MeFite named Krrrlson
who was obsessed with trolling and arson,
He'd shit in each thread,
and kill them all dead,
While thinking he came off like a Parson.
posted by amberglow at 7:42 PM on September 5, 2004



posted by quonsar at 7:47 PM on September 5, 2004


amberglow and quonsar just made this TEH BEST THREAD EVAR.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:56 PM on September 5, 2004


It's true you could make a prediction
Upon a thread's near dereliction
Of some pic shown by Q
But then again who
Woulda thought it'd be Dilbert slash fiction?

with copious apologies to poets everywhere, the Irish and the English language itself.
posted by arto at 9:35 PM on September 5, 2004


sorry, it doesn't quite rhyme or scan properly. Rhyming or scanning properly not my department.

valueless but shiny bonus points to anyone who gets that reference
posted by arto at 9:37 PM on September 5, 2004


arto, nope, don't get the ref, but come on, pal - yours was the best rhyming/scanning one yet, don't get all coy on us. And for its content, especially in introducing "Dilbert slash fiction" into the thread, you should get a special award.
posted by soyjoy at 10:33 PM on September 5, 2004


*nods vigorously, hands under table*
posted by quonsar at 10:43 PM on September 5, 2004


No, quonsar, please. I meant like a little statue or a plaque or something.
posted by soyjoy at 11:01 PM on September 5, 2004


Spitballs for defense and taxes from hell,
Kerry's the devil, warned Congressman Zell,
To discerning folk,
Miller's just a joke,
(Republicans think him presidential.)
posted by found missing at 5:22 AM on September 6, 2004


nice one, found. : >
posted by amberglow at 7:42 AM on September 6, 2004


Damn, getting to this late. curse you labor day!

um...

There once was a thing called McSweeneys
It published the work of clever or just well-connected weenies
A byline you'd forget,
posted on a website or a teacher's pet
Because they have lots of money and publish overly designed phonebooks to go on your coffeetable next to your bound New Yorkereenies.
posted by Peter H at 3:09 PM on September 6, 2004


(Although admittedly and to be fair, the They Might Be Giants and Comics issues were really quite good!) ... but it's all so precious!
posted by Peter H at 3:11 PM on September 6, 2004


What, nobody got the reference yet? I'd have expected one of our resident Brits to recognize a line from The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.
posted by arto at 11:36 AM on September 10, 2004


Well, arto I thank you for sharin'
The Fallin' and Risin' of Perrrin
Without BBC
On my Yankee TV
I'd have never heard of what appears to be a delightful entertainment.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:44 AM on September 10, 2004


I hope that you all will remember
To vote in the coming November
We all can rejoice
That we're given the choice
Between one Skull and Bones Member
and another Skull and Bones Member
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:54 AM on September 10, 2004


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