Monday, December 7, 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.

For reasons that aren't likely to become clear again at the moment, we have not one, but two limericks for you to pit your poetic skills against this week. Fill in the blank with the word or phrase from this week's Oregon news:

They assume there won't be much objection
If subscribers make their own inspection.
As a curb on abuse
You can track bandwidth use
On your personal Comcast ____________ .

Beavers know when to turn up their noses.
Every Duck knows the team he opposes,
But the florists struck gold--
Fans on both sides were sold
Once they named it the _____________.

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

1 comment:

Nothstine said...


#1: War of the Roses

The story: When the annual Civil War game got billed this year as "The War of the Roses," Oregon florists saw dollar signs. Many ordered plenty of extra yellow roses (Oregon fans) and orange roses (Oregon State fans), sold to both sides in the Civil War, and cleaned up.

#2: Connection

The story: Comcast internet subscribers are limited to 250 GB/month of uploading and downloading. They're testing out a usage meter for each Portland customer's online account page--showing how close you are to your monthly limit.

Comcast's theory is that most Portland customers will discover they're nowhere near the limit and won't feel so bad about paying Comcast's rates.

Our advice: If you're not near the limit, get your money's worth--invite all your friends over and have a "Heroes" marathon party on Hulu next weekend.]