Sunday, March 30, 2008

My first GOOD Limerick (???)

There once was a man named Dvorak.
For inventing, he had quite a knack.
He designed a keyboard
That was largely ignored,
But now it is making a comeback!

Saturday, March 29, 2008


There once was a boy from Seattle
Who often would banter and prattle.
Most of all he would say,
"Draw comics every day!"
And he met each panel in battle.

Friday, March 28, 2008


There is a great band known as Weezer.
Their sound is a well-known crowd-pleaser.
With Rivers the bard
Rocking so damn hard,
I'll listen till I'm an old geezer!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My first (somewhat) dirty limerick

I don't know if anyone is actually reading these, but if you ARE, I hope you are not too easily offended. There is a long history of dirty limericks and some believe it's not actually a "real" limerick unless it's a little lewd. In my defense, I was a little riled up when I wrote this one, because I found out the only person I have around to bounce my limerick ideas off of, is a total limerick hater! My roommate Gabe... and his father is even a poet! Tomorrow I'll return to some tamer stuff...

Gabe says that my meter is wrong.
My limerick lines all are too long.
As loudly he sighs,
He rolls up his eyes.
Well, Gabe can go suck a fat dong!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Method

I write all my limericks at meal time.
I chew while I think of the next rhyme.
While I eat my food,
It lightens my mood
And it doesn't cost me a red dime.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My first bad limerick!

Three slash two-four, two-oh-oh-eight,
This could prove an important date.
I started this blog,
My brain I will flog,
Perhaps one in ten will be great.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Welcome to Longstreth's Limericks!

Tonight, for some reason, I decided to look up the Limerick Wikipedia article. All of a sudden I was OBSESSED with the idea of writing Limericks. I love me some good word play, and this seems like a fun way to mess around with words. It's like a little game! And the form is just short enough that I can create one in my head without too much effort. Here is my first Limerick, which Gabe helped me with a bit:
I'm entering a new phase of life,
That may cause you readers some strife:
It's limericks I'll write!
Each day and all night,
With puns and bad meter they'll be rife...

And then here was Gabe's response:
A good limerick can be quite clever.
To write one is Alec's endeavor.
If you ask me to guess,
If he'll be a success,
I'll earnestly tell you, "not ever."

So I think this is going to be a new hobby for me... My goal is to write several hundred horrible limericks, for fun, and maybe in the process one or two good ones will pop out, which perhaps I can illustrate and turn into a zine or minicomic or something. Feel free to post your own response Limericks in the comments!