For security's sake, this week's Loaded Orygun/KPOJ Oregon news limericks--composed by me--were written on the palm of Sarah Palin's left hand until 7.30am this morning, at which time they were copied down and read by quizmaster TJ of Loaded Orygun, to be answered by Carl, Christine, and Paul, on the KPOJ 620AM's Carl + Christine show. They're now posted at LO.
Analysis of the Oregon gubernatorial race (call it the free verse part of the program) ate into limerick time this morning. So once again, p3 readers get a little something extra: Fill in the blank with the word or phrase from this week's Oregon news (and give yourself bonus points for identifying the ironic connection between the two items):
Though the habitat's friends raised alarm
They've been left little choice but disarm.
Didn't take much accountin'
To decide that Steens Mountain
Will be home to a brand-new ___________.
This is stewardship at its hard core-est
And it's Oregon at its Al Gore-est.
It will help Klamath County
to preserve nature's bounty--
It's a plan for our newest ___________ .
(The answer can be found in the Comments below, or in this week's Spanning the State at Loaded Orygun.)
Bonus limerick: Mad Kane shares what is arguably a somewhat-jaded limerick on the subject of St. Valentine's Day.