Monday, September 28, 2009

The LO/KPOJ "Lost Limerick Challenge"

This morning's Oregon news limericks, as written by me, read by quizmaster TJ of Loaded Orygun, and answered (usually) by Carl, Christine,and Paul on the KPOJ 620AM Morning Show, are posted at LO.

I strongly recommend that you give it a listen, if only because it contains one of those all-too-rare moments when my name, "limericks," and "Noam Chomsky" are all mentioned in the same conversational breath. (I've already updated my résumé.)

And once again we ended up with an extra limerick that didn't make it on the air, so you can play along at home. Fill in the blank with the word or phrase from this week's Oregon news:

Though no state law strictly forbids,
We suggest: Stay away with the kids,
On the coastline of Florence
They're arriving in torrents
We refer to those big purple ___________ .

(The answer can be found in the Comments below, or in this week's Spanning the State at Loaded Orygun.)

1 comment:

Nothstine said...

Answer: Squids

The story: In recent weeks, dozens of giant squids--native to the deep sea off South America--have washed up on the shore, and died, between Florence and Newport. Marine biologists have offered several possible explanations mostly involving oceanographic changes from global warming.

So far, no experts have thrown their weight behind my theory, which begins by noting that the squids had seemed despondent most of the summer. . . .