And I could be wrong about this--time was short, so things went by pretty quickly--but I think TJ and I snuck a bawdy one in on Carl after the first limerick that caught even him by surprise.
Meanwhile, due to the sort of over-budgeting that one normally expect to see on a Pentagon arms program, the Poetry R & D division of p3 once again manufactured 33% more limericks than the contract called for, leaving an extra one for this week's Lost Limerick Challenge. Fill in the blank with the word or phrase from this week's Oregon news:
How will salmon runs manage to flow?
How will farmers be able to grow?
Those are scientists' fears:
For the past seventy years
Saw the Cascades lose half of their __________.
(The answer can be found in the Comments below, or in this week's Spanning the State at Loaded Orygun.)