Monday, 30 April 2012

Comic 1049 - Bookshelf

In my library, Atlas Shrugged’s placed
So the unwary reader is faced
With a room dank and dark
And a candlelit plaque
Telling him he has terrible taste.

Original comic here.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Comic 1048 - Emotions

The things that distress you today
And stress you, though testing, still may
Be recalled with fond yearning
If some future turning
Point pops up and sweeps them away.

Original comic here.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Comic 1047 - Approximations

There is a girl named Goldilocks
Who always breaks in, never knocks
And if she's in the mood
She'll eat all your food
So long as it's just right (approx.)

Original comic here.

Not very good, and not very connected to the comic. Boo-urns!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Comic 1046 - Skynet

There once was a nightmare dystopia
Where conditions could not have been ropier.
The machines all awoke
And then endlessly spoke
To themselves, lost in meta myopia.

Original comic here.

Bit late, this one, but I'm not going to overanalyse it.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Comic 1045 - Constraints

When wandering vaguely up tracks
Take sumptuous, spicy spam snacks.
Rucksacks missing lunch
(If earlier, brunch)
Besmirch beefy backwoodsmen's backs.

Original comic here.

The reverse-alphabet challenge is a fun one, though I expect lots of people could come up with better limericks than mine.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Comic 1044 - Romney Quiz

There once was a poor boy named Charlie
Who barely had two grains of barley
But a sweet lucky dip
Won a factory trip
That was straight out of Salvador Dali.

Original comic here.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Comic 1043 - Ablogalypse

If you are a LiveJournal mumblr
Or a beetle-brained blogosphere bumblr
Please don't get all glum
Or run off to your mum
When your hoster gets humbled by Tumblr.

Original comic here.

Does this mean that Blogspot is not quite the thing these days? It suits me just as well as my penny farthing and plus fours do.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Comic 1042 - Never

Whatever I do, or wherever
I go, I know that I will never
Find something close to
What I once had with you;
I'm not likely to ever endeavour.

Original comic here.

Very downbeat. Limericks can get rather sinister when you let the sentences run on.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Comic 1041 - Whites of Their Eyes

There was a squaddie from Devizes
Whose shooting would win him few prizes.
Sent into the war
He held fire once he saw
The beautiful whites of their eyeses.

Original comic here.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Comic 1040 - Lakes and Oceans

Lakes: dredging most any you like'll
Turn up some old junk to recycle
But unless you've a net
2K long, I'd forget
About getting stuff out of Lake Baikal.

Original comic here.

I had no idea Baikal was so much deeper than other lakes. Interesting about the Lusitania sinking in water shallower than the ship was long, too.

Comic 1039 - RuBisCO

There once was a chemist from Grays
Who bumped uglies in deviant ways.
For an extra frisson
To keep him turned on
His "safe word" was ribulosebiphosphatecarboxylaseoxegenase.

Original comic here.

I must apologise for going away for a few days without warning. Well, I am back now. The limerick for the next comic will follow quite soon.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Comic 1038 - Fountain

A brolly, if you use your brain,
Can do more than just keep off the rain.
With the thrust of this fountain
I'm king of the mountain—
Now, how do I get down again?

Original comic here.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Comic 1037 - Umwelt

The snake is uncommonly thin
But she has quite the stretchiest skin.
She can gulp down a tiger
Who, crouching inside 'er,
Has no idea how he got in.

Original comic here.

Apparently different people see different comics for this one, but I got one about a snake so hurrah for another animal limerick.