Monday, November 30, 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 by Carl, Christine, and Paul on the KPOJ 620AM's Carl + Christine show, are posted at LO.

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.)

1 comment:

Nothstine said...

Answer: Snow

Lucky for us that global warming is a myth.

OSU researchers have determined that the Cascade snow pack has shrunk to half its size from 77 years ago. The trend seems most pronounced in the spring.

Oregon farmers, ranchers, and salmon fishers--plus much of the state's tourism industry--depend on summer run-off from the snow pack.