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“In Hol.lywood a hero, In the Heartland a zero”

“In Hol.lywood a hero, In the Heartland a zero”

A prediction of limerickal justice in the comments at HuffPo (h/t friend of LI blog Huff-Watch):

His conflict resolved, his evolution complete.
Thanks for the check it’ll help him compete.
But what of the election?
The forecast is re.je.ction.
Short term gain, long term de.fe.at!

And another:

How bout our Preezy, has a really big stick!
Picked up a check, his wallet is thick.
In Hol.lywood a hero,
In the Heartland a zero.
November the 7th you’ll all call in si.ck.

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Comments

He won his elections with wiles and good luck,
But there’s no way to hide that his policies suck.
A November rejection
Will end our dejection.
Face it, America: Obama’s a schmuck.

LukeHandCool | May 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Breitbart was right. We can not afford to surrender pop-culture to Hollywood and the left.

What Charlton Heston said in reply to George Clooney’s insulting remarks when Heston announced his battle with Alzheimers can be said about both Clooney and Obama:

“Class skipped a generation.”

It must really hurt when the old geezer with the onset of Alzheimers beats you with the witty comeback.

I miss the old Hollywood generation who loved America.

LukeHandCool (whose older sister’s best friend married George Burns’s son. Luke’s sister has a great picture of herself arm-in-arm with George at the wedding, holding his trademark cigar, beaming at Luke’s sister. Luke’s sister went to dinner a few times with George and her friend and said George loved to approach the table of any family eating dinner with a young daughter, point at the daughter and smile and dramatically say with a big smile,

“I could make you a star!”

Imagine the parents trying to convince their friends afterwards that George Burns had come up to their table, pointed at little Mary, and said, “I could make you a star!” Who would believe it?)

Tsk, tsk. Since when are these proper limericks? The classic form has nine syllables in lines 1, 2, and 5; and six in lines 3 and 4. Each three-syllable foot should have the same stress pattern, either da-DUM-da or da-da-DUM.

E.g.:

Since his Veep gave free rein to his lip
His bank balance has had a nice blip
But they’ll lose a few states
Over single-sex mates
So don’t let your pink preferences slip.

    gasper in reply to Norris. | May 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    A limerick should also be bawdy:

    The media gets an erection
    Talking of Obama’s perfection
    But that story won’t hold
    When it starts to unfold
    Right here at Legal Insurrection

LukeHandCool | May 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

gs and Norris,

You guys are good!

I’ll just stick to my simple prose. I know when I’m outclassed and can’t compete. Story of my life.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm

On British blogs there is an official Crime against Limericks . Banishment ensues.

No one has ever dared to write a sonnet .

Standards must be upheld no matter the pain & humiliation .

I like it. Reminds me of school compulsory Poetry : Form & Enunciation

No one has ever dared to write a sonnet .

You called?

With apologies to Bill S:

When to this session of a blogger’s thought
I wished to add my comment first and fast,
I could not form the bon mot that I sought.
You snooze you lose, and so the moment passed.
To tell the truth, my comment seems too lame.
If not ignored, can it survive the tolls
Exacted by those quick to blame and flame,
By moby’s, and by narcissistic trolls?
I’m worrying whether strangers love or hate it!?
If they don’t like it, so what? Laissez faire.
Why wonder how my offhand thoughts are rated?
Add hyperlink. Reread once more. I’m there.
Less than I hoped, more than I feared: my wit
Is what it is. I smile, and click ‘Submit’.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to gs. | May 13, 2012 at 3:33 am

    LOl – very clever but 2 things .

    One -it should be 2 verses 8 & 6 lines apiece.IIRC

    Second –

    This would be retitled in the Guardian as “Climate Change Denier Omits Seasons in lame attempt at Sonnet but then again he is a yank,”

BannedbytheGuardian | May 13, 2012 at 3:48 am

The Independent : “Republican Fails at Sonnet “.

The BBC : Obama’s “Pop” & “Grotto” Best Ever American Poem”.

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