Sunday, March 28, 2010

The weekly p3 Oregon news limerick challenge

(Update: Answers are in the Comments section, below.)

For security and safety reasons, the answers to this week's p3 Oregon News Limericks have been hidden under seat 17, aisle 9, row 22 in Hinkle Fieldhouse until 7:15 Monday morning, at which time they will retrieved and read by quizmaster TJ of Loaded Orygun, and answered by Carl, Christine, and Paul, on KPOJ 620AM's Carl + Christine show.

The answers will be posted in the comments section below after the show's over.

Ready? Begin!

It's a low-carbon-footprint fan's dream:
Down in Klamath Falls, "green" reigns supreme.
And the town, to confirm'll
Say "We Heart Geothermal"
Their energy plan's gathering ____________.

Keeping hydrated? Everyone oughter,
But the cost and waste make it fraughter.
Still, the state could help out
Through its purchasing clout
By declining to buy _______________.

Steelhead trout and bicycling cavorters
Had their own numismatic supporters.
But it's all to the good,
For we'll soon see Mt. Hood
On the backs of our __________________.

Bonus limerick: Mad Kane declares Mitt Romney to be both fearless and peerless, although not necessarily in a good way.>

1 comment:

Nothstine said...

Limerick #1:

Answer: Steam

The story: Klamath Falls has used geothermal energy to heat downtown buildings and sidewalks, plus other applications including a turbine generator, for almost 20 years. Now public policy is finally catching up--there's over $300 million in stimulus money available for similar green steam projects with a low carbon footprint.

Klamath Falls has over 600 geothermal wells, and energy developers are developing the technology to create more by injecting water fracture the heated underground rock and create steam--which can be harnessed to heat buildings and drive generators.

Only drawback: You have to keep those projects away from existing subterranean faults, or you might trigger earthquakes. Otherwise, good to go.

Quote: "We didn't know it was green. It just made sense," said City Manager Jeff Ball.


Limerick #2:

Answer: bottled water

The story: Our new slogan: Personal hydration is political!

According to activists at Corporate Accountability International, the State of Oregon spent over $90K on bottled water last year. That's a lot of money for something that comes free from the tap. It's also an environmental problem--both in the manufacture and the disposal of all those bottles.

A spokesperson for Gov. Kulongowski's office says the state is already committed to a 25% reduction in plastic bottle use over the next 6 months.


Limerick #3:

Answer: Oregon quarters

The story: This week the 10 year process of commemorative quarters for each state reached Oregon. Beginning in November, Mt. Hood will replace Crater Lake on the back of the Oregon quarter.

It will join the Georgia Peach, the Kentucky Racehorse, and the Wisconsin holy trinity of Cow, Corn, and Cheese in gumball machines and parking meters around the country.

Design finalists for the Oregon quarter included a banana slug, a VW bus attempting to turn left on Burnside, and Tom McCall inviting tourists to visit but not stay.