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rogue_wave
11-09-2009, 11:12 PM
I see from my join date that it is almost my one year anniversary here.

I see also from my post count that I have been taking a whole lot more than giving.

I've learned so much from this site and this forum. I've laughed at the funny stories, been moved by sad ones, been bummed by the sniping, amazed at the videos, and overall been inspired and supported by all of you.

So by way of thanking everyone here, to celebrate my 1 year UU Anniversary-

I'd like to give someone their choice of a UU T-shirt or Aldrine's "Solo Techniques DVD."

The Challenge: Create a great Limerick with an Ukulele reference.
The Deadline: Midnight EST on November 13th, 2009

In the spirit of the forum, weigh in on your favorite entries. I will take the popular vote into account.

Good luck and thanks again!

Eriquito
11-10-2009, 03:17 AM
Way out here on the Delaware Bay
Hawaii is a long flight away
So to keep good vibes flowing daily
Iíll strum on my fine ukulele
No matter what my boss has to say

Rzr
11-10-2009, 03:59 AM
There's a man with a uke in Nantucket
Who sits on the street on a bucket
People come to see
What this instrument can be
And he blows them away when he plucks it.

commandercup
11-10-2009, 05:41 AM
An instrument often hailed as a toy
and seemingly used to annoy,
Can actually be quite impressive
because it can be quite expressive,
If only it is enjoyed.

Alludes to a uke although it isn't directly mentioned

Go Team Yam
11-10-2009, 05:54 AM
Oohh fun. Right here goes:

There was a young man with a uke,
whose friends all thought he was a kook.
Then he joined Underground,
and some true friends he found,
but just don't play "i'm yours" or we'll puke

ukecantdothat
11-10-2009, 06:28 AM
There once was a man at Penn Station
Who bought a uke on his Muai vacation
When he played he did blow
But his G string was low
So I gave him a standing ovation

Professor Palmer
11-10-2009, 07:07 AM
Oh what we'd give for a female
To recognize a ukulele scale
but before we are done
they say "Do you play Jack Johnson?"
and all we can say is "fail".

hoosierhiver
11-10-2009, 09:01 AM
From the city of Honalulu,
came a new ukulele guru
People came from afar,
to hear the young star,
by the name of Shimabukuru.

johncaudrey
11-10-2009, 09:15 AM
I adore a young woman called Hayley
Who constantly plays ukulele
Her fingering action
Drives me to distraction
As she gives me a good strumming daily

jermlilly
11-10-2009, 09:28 AM
Sweet sounds from Alabama
Played by a strange old fellah
Who's ukulele rings
From all four strings
As his hums the tune to "Sweet Home . . . Alabama"

ukecantdothat
11-10-2009, 09:28 AM
From the city of Honalulu,
came a new ukulele guru
People came from afar,
to hear the young star,
by the name of Shimabukuru.
Gotta love it!

johncaudrey
11-10-2009, 09:31 AM
Not sure if we are allowed to submit more than one limerick... If we are, here's another:


A hopeful young player called Luke
Tried to impress his girl with his uke
But she said, "I can't flatter,
It is size that matters!"
...A quite disappointing rebuke.

jermlilly
11-10-2009, 09:35 AM
Ukuleles playing
Everybody's swaying
From side to side
From far and wide
Thats all I'm saying

rogue_wave
11-10-2009, 09:46 AM
Not sure if we are allowed to submit more than one limerick... If we are, here's another:


A hopeful young player called Luke
Tried to impress his girl with his uke
But she said, "I can't flatter,
It is size that matters!"
...A quite disappointing rebuke.

Keep 'em coming. Extra points for bringing the filth.

rogue_wave
11-10-2009, 09:47 AM
From the city of Honalulu,
came a new ukulele guru
People came from afar,
to hear the young star,
by the name of Shimabukuru.

Wow. Managed a solid rhyme for Shimabukuru. Impressive for sure.

Uncle-Taco
11-10-2009, 11:19 AM
There's a man with a uke in Nantucket
Who sits on the street on a bucket
People come to see
What this instrument can be
And he blows them away when he plucks it.

I think the gratuitous inclusion of the word "Nantucket" should get extra consideration in any limerick contest! :D

rogue_wave
11-10-2009, 11:42 AM
I think the gratuitous inclusion of the word "Nantucket" should get extra consideration in any limerick contest! :D

If only for the tension that builds as you wonder how far the rhyme will go. Do they dare...Phew! Pluck it.

SuperSecretBETA
11-10-2009, 12:16 PM
Two ukuleles from MGM Santa Claus
I no longer have them because
I gave the soprano away,
And sold the tenor one day,
And now I'm stuck with an Applause :rolleyes:

bornagainjeeper
11-10-2009, 01:14 PM
I met a man on the street
he said "that toy guitar is sweet...
Play me some Mraz"
So i flattened his azz
and tiptoed his tulips with my feet

grammy
11-10-2009, 01:20 PM
To learn to play ukulele,
one must practice, preferably daily.
to learn all the chords,
on the dinky fretboard,
and the fingerpicks that are all scale-y



i am actually rather proud of that.:)

rogue_wave
11-10-2009, 01:21 PM
I met a man on the street
he said "that toy guitar is sweet...
Play me some Mraz"
So i flattened his azz
and tiptoed his tulips with my feet

Awesome!

:biglaugh:

mailman
11-10-2009, 01:32 PM
Okay, I'll have a go....

I decided to try ukulele,
So I bought one and played night and day-ly.
No help had I found,
'Til I went Underground,
now I'm hooked and I'll certainly stay-ly.

Rainhill
11-10-2009, 02:35 PM
There was a uke-ist called Rogue Wave
Who said he took more than he gave
Though barre chords make me scream
And a sopraninos my dream
Just give me the Tshirt I crave!

Can we do more than one? I could come out with these all day......

Rainhill
11-10-2009, 02:46 PM
Bah, I'll post another anyway.

I pluck my four strings from afar
Its so small, they think its bizarre
But the attractions sure not dimming
Cos now all the women
Just laugh at my tiny guitar

Is that filth enough?

Go HH for getting a good rhyme with Jake ;)

camface
11-10-2009, 04:10 PM
I play in a band around town.
We have an unusual sound.
People think I'm a kook
For playing my uke,
Then I direct them to UkuleleUnderground.

camface
11-10-2009, 04:23 PM
I once went around town and uked.
My playing was so bad a man puked.
Then I searched and I found
UkuleleUnderground
And dropped suckas like they had been nuked.

schubs
11-10-2009, 04:59 PM
A guitarist once busted a cap
Into a ukulele's tap
So the man hit the guitarist with an ukulele
which happened very lately.

Its very bad. I know

camface
11-10-2009, 06:35 PM
Last one probably:

There once was a scammer BabiiDrew
His sales went under review
He raised quite a doubt
And he was quickly found out
But boy I had fun playing ScoobyDoo!

It has more to do with the sales of ukuleles!

Rubbertoe
11-10-2009, 09:13 PM
Here's my entry (it's a little longer than your typical limerick but i just discovered that there's another verse to the man from nantucket one, so i guess there's no law against it):

welcome to uke underground
a friendlier place can't be found
search though you may
for needles in hay
here, the spirit aloha abounds

but there's more to do than just chat,
lessons and shopping, top that!
with Aldrine's play-alongs,
he'll be teaching you songs,
quicker than a Hell-exiting bat

and rayan and aaron and mods
doing their re-spective jobs,
keeping the trolls all away,
and the spammers at bay,
with exception to Deach, dropping bombs.

:)

Ukulele Jim
11-10-2009, 09:18 PM
Sorry, but I gotta refine the Nantucket reference a bit...

There once was a gal from Nantucket
Who played drumsticks on a bucket.
She'd beat on it daily
while playin' a ukulele
with a string that would buzz when she'd pluck it.

Rainhill
11-10-2009, 11:06 PM
I like the sound of Nantucket so much, I'm going to google it at lunch time. Heres my version:

There was a young girl from Nantucket
Played uke wherever she took it
But the strings were so bad
On the Mahalo she had
Instead of strumming she should've just shook it

cocohonk
11-10-2009, 11:20 PM
Trouble with the dreaded E chord?
Feeling alone and bored?
Come to ukulele underground
Where tips, tricks, and friends could be found
and so much more to be explored


Oh, that's awful. Apologies. :D

grammy
11-11-2009, 01:54 AM
not very politically correct...he he


at home, it causes some friction
the wife hates my ukulele addiction
she screams 'one more uke
and i'll leave you you puke'
i say 'woman get back in the kitchen.'

grammy
11-11-2009, 01:57 AM
whenever i'm shopping online
i see them and dream they'll be mine,
concert mainland with case
or that amazing Ubass
it's enough to turn me to crime.

dirk.li
11-11-2009, 02:20 AM
There was a young fellow of Ceuta
who used to play uke on his scooter
He knocked down a Dean
and said "Sorry old Bean!
I ought to have sounded my hooter!"

dirk.li
11-11-2009, 02:47 AM
There was a young lady from Delhi
who quite drunk felt a pain in her belly,
Had a barfing attack
And grabbed for a bag,
that contained her old ukulele

Rzr
11-11-2009, 02:48 AM
I saw this hot girl from a far
last night in my local bar
she seemed really cool
she's really a fool
she called my uke a small guitar

dirk.li
11-11-2009, 02:58 AM
An ukester named Bobby McGee
would sing and play ukulele
why people would pay
to hear him each day
is a mystery, he sings so off key

mailman
11-11-2009, 03:01 AM
There was a young lady from Kent
who's uke was decidedly bent
when folks asked her why
she'd just smile and reply
"It was sat on by some clumsy gent!"

mailman
11-11-2009, 03:07 AM
I like the sound of Nantucket so much, I'm going to google it at lunch time. Heres my version:

There was a young girl from Nantucket
Played uke wherever she took it
But the strings were so bad
On the Mahalo she had
Instead of strumming she should've just shook it

Naturally, I'd love to win the contest....I've made entries of my own. But I have to admit....so far this one is my favorite. Well done, Rainhill!

mailman
11-11-2009, 03:15 AM
One more....

A comely young lady from Polk
strummed her uke to impress a young bloke
She stopped in a hurry
at the end of one flurry
and, red-faced, said "My G-string just broke!"

ukeshale
11-11-2009, 03:18 AM
One more....

A comely young lady from Polk
strummed her uke to impress a young bloke
She stopped in a hurry
at the end of one flurry
and, red-faced, said "My G-string broke!"

haha love it :D

dirk.li
11-11-2009, 03:20 AM
A conceited young ukester named Rob
was commonly known as a snob.
When asked to make tea,
he played ukulele,
said "that certainly isn't my job".

Rainhill
11-11-2009, 03:22 AM
Last one now, promise!

I dont know that much about uke
Be it tenor flea soprano or fluke
But one things for sure
If you knock at my door
wanting limericks then I am the duke

grammy
11-11-2009, 04:02 AM
there is a young lady who sits
with her uke balanced high on her tits
she'll play it this way
when asked why she will say,
'well, i can't stick it under my armpits'

dktoller
11-11-2009, 04:15 AM
A clever musician named Luke
Built a cupholder onto his Uke
And after each strum
He'd drink some more rum
Until he eventually puked

rogue_wave
11-11-2009, 04:37 AM
Thanks for all the laughs!

As expected there are some great works of art here.
Two more days...Thanks for playing and keep em coming.

kangatheroo
11-11-2009, 04:59 AM
I once met a strummer from Boone
Around whom the ladies would swoon
On his uke he would pluck
But lo, he did suck
He never could get it in tune

jermlilly
11-11-2009, 05:00 AM
Small guitars are small guitars
They get their start in dingy bars
Ukuleles are ukuleles
They soon become our little babies
You can laugh but they'll always be ours

kangatheroo
11-11-2009, 05:02 AM
One more....

A comely young lady from Polk
strummed her uke to impress a young bloke
She stopped in a hurry
at the end of one flurry
and, red-faced, said "My G-string just broke!"
My favorite!!

jermlilly
11-11-2009, 05:37 AM
Little Johnny raised his hand
I want to play the uke in a band
The teacher said he was crazy
That he was just to lazy
As he sang . . . Your body is a wonderland!

Rzr
11-11-2009, 07:26 AM
You can fill in the blank.

Ser-T-Fide
11-11-2009, 09:02 AM
A bit of G, a bit of C, a bit of E, a bit of A
Sounds like a drug some may say
Just as addictive, if I don't say myself
But it does the opposite to your health.
With my solo dvd, i'm already doing duets
But with a UU shirt my wife could do wet t-shirt contests!

ps6000
11-11-2009, 10:15 AM
Takes a little playing around with the pronunciation to get right.

I was first introduced to the ukulele
By a man named Tim that was Tiny
But then I heard IZ play
About being over the rainbow someday
And I was inspired to play that old four string daily

awong160
11-11-2009, 11:07 AM
Sittin' here watching Sesame Street
Waiting for the right time to catch the beat
I sing along with Big Bird and Elmo
Trying not to go too slow
Dang it's 1 o' clock, Cookie Monster's done for the day... oh shoot

:p

anniekate76
11-11-2009, 01:24 PM
"A uke is a great thing to play,"
said the lady, who plays it all day.
Although she's a whiz
she's no Bruddah Iz
Kamakawiwo'ole

mailman
11-11-2009, 04:31 PM
"A uke is a great thing to play,"
said the lady, who plays it all day.
Although she's a whiz
she's no Bruddah Iz
Kamakawiwo'ole

Oooohhhh....Well done, well done!

ukantor
11-12-2009, 12:48 AM
I practise til dawn comes a-peeping,
I'm strumming when I should be sleeping,
And when day comes around,
What's that sad mournful sound?
It's my poor little uke, gently weeping.

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 03:17 AM
There once was a seller on eBay
Who offered a fine ukulele
With Aquila strings
He said, "this uke sings"!
Now let me see how much I will pay:rolleyes:

Ron and Jeanne

dirk.li
11-12-2009, 03:49 AM
I wrote this to underline the peaceful nature of an ukulele... (May the uke be with you!)

There once was a bloke called Darth Vader
who loved to play with his light-saber
someone deached him an uke
now together with Luke
he plays in a band they call "Neighbor"

dirk.li
11-12-2009, 04:01 AM
... and a ukulele can even tame monsters as is written here:

Once in a lake called Loch Ness
a monster was in deep distress
a posh girl from Delhi
who played ukulele
on the shore became his mistress

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 04:04 AM
There once was a koa Kamaka
I'd play while I sat on the Dock-a
the-Bay, Chesapeake
'till weary and weak
Just hoping you'd give me a shaka! :shaka:

Ron and Jeanne

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 04:14 AM
Live lessons we sign-in to see
Interrupted quit a-bruptly
What could be that sound :eek:
At Uke Underground
It's the roosters that strut on Kauai

Ron and Jeanne

dirk.li
11-12-2009, 04:31 AM
And one related to the latest UU drama... :D

Once a young scammer called Loa
tried to sell us a fake Ko'aloha
he was soon debunked
and his login defunct
still he claims that it's made out of Koa

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 05:12 AM
Aldy and Ryan, our Heroes
To them we say "much maholoz"
Without them on UU
and all those on YouTube
We'd just play kazoos, we suppose :rolleyes:

Ron and Jeanne

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 05:20 AM
Here's a verse dedicated to Deach
We think that he's really a peach :)
He brings the aloha
from Kapa'a to Virginia
And beyond with his Santa Clause reach

Ron and Jeanne

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 05:45 AM
A contest we cannot resist
Just ask us we'll give you a list
We just got on YouTubes
Though we are just two noobs :(
Your support we will hope to enlist

Ron and Jeanne

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 06:01 AM
There're just we two ukers in Bel Air
We've dreamed that we'll play with such flare
That all will come running :rolleyes:
They'll stop their uke shunning
And we'll spread the uke love everywhere

Ron and Jeanne

luke'nlele
11-12-2009, 06:13 AM
Now really how much more can we say
We've been writting these limericks all day
It's all ukulelove
No less we're aware of
But please send our shirts right away :D

Ron and Jeanne

Russ Sonny Kemner
11-12-2009, 07:12 AM
A uke player from Nantucket
Knew some chords, but could not pluck it
So he would sit and strum
Using only his thumb
Till the day that he kicked the bucket

Russ Sonny Kemner
11-12-2009, 07:42 AM
Theres a lass who constantly plucks,

On her uke and the sound kind of sucks,

But what's really impressive

is that shes obsessive

She even plays uke when she shucks.....................corn.

Russ Sonny Kemner
11-12-2009, 07:46 AM
I know a young man named Bart,

He always plays uke from the heart,

His sound can get mean

After eating some beans

He accompanies his uke with a fart.



O.K. that was tasteless. Sorry.

ukecantdothat
11-12-2009, 12:10 PM
I know a young man named Bart,

He always plays uke from the heart,

His sound can get mean

After eating some beans

He accompanies his uke with a fart.



O.K. that was tasteless. Sorry.Not at all, Russ. The uke sounds great with the butt trumpet!!


OK, maybe THAT was tasteless...

rogue_wave
11-12-2009, 12:34 PM
I feel honored to have started a thread that somehow resulted in a post which includes the phrase "Butt Trumpet".

There are so many great works of poetry here.

One more day folks...time to take the gloves off!

JT_Ukes
11-12-2009, 12:41 PM
On UU I like to Post
and though I am too proud to boast
I once was a hero
but now I'm a Zero
and on my rep I can no longer coast.

JT_Ukes
11-12-2009, 12:43 PM
Oh and ALL the ones from Sonny Russ Kemner ROCK!!!

Rainhill
11-12-2009, 12:50 PM
I've enjoyed this thread so I'll bump it
Saw the contest and just couldnt jump it
And now U.C.D.T
Has gotten to me
with his duet
And his stinky butt trumpet

Stick to melodica dude :D

How long left for this contest now?

kangatheroo
11-12-2009, 02:18 PM
Be sure to pronounce ukuleles like they do in Hawaii for this one.

In the midst of a fierce raging melee
At a music store in downtown L.A.
The owner yelled, "Stop!
I'm calling the cops!
For the sake of my poor ukuleles!"

mailman
11-12-2009, 03:01 PM
Please, Santa, don't bring me a flute
or a tin horn upon which to toot
I don't play the cello
so be a nice fellow
and wrap up a uke in my loot!

mailman
11-12-2009, 03:05 PM
A hot-headed housewife named Pearl
said, "That uke goes, or I go!" to Earl
with a sigh and a strum
with the nail of his thumb
Earl said, "Damn, I'm gonna miss that girl!"

Faricelli
11-12-2009, 03:11 PM
I saw a girl with a uke and fell in love
She said before you touch it put on a glove
I said that's okay and kissed her on the lips
I should have listened because now my uke drips.

mailman
11-12-2009, 03:11 PM
A talented stripper named Kaylee
in her stage act played two ukulele
she'd play both the things
without fingering strings
and she'd get standing ovations daily

schubs
11-12-2009, 05:15 PM
In a galaxy far far away
There was a day
When a uke-ist
Shot a missile and missed.
The missile flew by a car
And destroyed the death star.

uketreehugger
11-12-2009, 06:57 PM
I met a man on the street
he said "that toy guitar is sweet...
Play me some Mraz"
So i flattened his azz
and tiptoed his tulips with my feet

oh ma ga.
this one wins in my book.

best.... ever.

you sir are a lyric poet.

dirk.li
11-12-2009, 08:54 PM
I feel honored to have started a thread that somehow resulted in a post which includes the phrase "Butt Trumpet".

There are so many great works of poetry here.

One more day folks...time to take the gloves off!

Ok... you kind of asked for it....

There was an old Hippie of Goa
who sat on his own Ko'aloha
he was pissed as a fart
and said "this wood is hard!"
in his balls they found splinters of Koa

mrUKETOBER
11-12-2009, 11:39 PM
jeeeper and rob ! farceli or something lol those are the best !

therimidalv
11-13-2009, 06:48 AM
I was strumming my uke one day,
when a man took my uke and he played
he made my uke Weep,
Walking Down Rainhills so steep,
and Jake they say was his name

jer989
11-13-2009, 06:46 PM
Just saw this contest about 10 min. ago- but I gotta give it a try...


I had my first uke for a bit
and then got the hang of it.
I wanted some more,
so went down to the store
my wife said "UAS, oh ...."

:cheers:

schubs
11-13-2009, 07:01 PM
Someone needs to take all the top limericks and create a song with them in it.

jer989
11-13-2009, 07:44 PM
Wow - there's a lot of good ones out there! A few that stuck out for me were:



There was a young girl from Nantucket
Played uke wherever she took it
But the strings were so bad
On the Mahalo she had
Instead of strumming she should've just shook it
-really good (it's got a pretty good rhythm to it too - but don't take my word for it - I've already admitted to UU that I'm rhythm-impaired!)



A comely young lady from Polk
strummed her uke to impress a young bloke
She stopped in a hurry
at the end of one flurry
and, red-faced, said "My G-string just broke!"
and...

A talented stripper named Kaylee
in her stage act played two ukulele
she'd play both the things
without fingering strings
and she'd get standing ovations daily
-ok, they're both just pretty damn funny! (hmm....they also remind me of John Valby songs... :-)


"A uke is a great thing to play,"
said the lady, who plays it all day.
Although she's a whiz
she's no Bruddah Iz
Kamakawiwo'ole
-wow! (Maybe you should quit your day job and take up freelance limerick-writing...)


On UU I like to Post
and though I am too proud to boast
I once was a hero
but now I'm a Zero
and on my rep I can no longer coast.
-very good with the current events reference there!

Ok, sorry to take up so much space, that's my $0.02!

(andfortherecord,ilikeminetoo!)

Rainhill
11-14-2009, 02:24 AM
Wow - there's a lot of good ones out there! A few that stuck out for me were:


-really good (it's got a pretty good rhythm to it too - but don't take my word for it - I've already admitted to UU that I'm rhythm-impaired!)


and...


Hey thanks! (not used to compliments :D)

jer989
11-14-2009, 03:19 AM
Someone needs to take all the top limericks and create a song with them in it.

That's a really good idea! - I actually tried to do it to some of them, and it's not easy to do with a five line poem (and it doesn't sound good to tack an extra line before or after the limerick to make it an even number...) Maybe if you paraphrased a little and took out one of the first 3 lines you could do it. I also realized that the number of syllables is all over the place in some of these - which also makes it harder.

Maybe a contest to take the winner and just add a chorus and make a short song about it - that'd be doable..... (is doable even a word??? :confused:)

-jer989
:cheers:

Rainhill
11-14-2009, 12:47 PM
There is actually a good tune which can be used, but I dont know what the actual original song is. For any brits out there, its the old "more reasons to shop at " tune. I'm sure its some sort of Mexican tune originally, seem to recall it on the Speedy Gonzales cartoons :rolleyes:

Can anyone help?

mailman
11-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Wow - there's a lot of good ones out there!

-ok, they're both just pretty damn funny! (hmm....they also remind me of John Valby songs... :-)


Thanks for the kind words! Glad you liked them. I see that you are from "near Rochester, NY".... me, too!

Rainhill
11-14-2009, 01:00 PM
OK, so I've looked all over YT, and found the Mexican Hat Song. This is what I'm on about :D.

rogue_wave
11-14-2009, 05:09 PM
Wow! I have to say that I am so happy to see the response to my contest. There are so many great entries. I just went back and read all of them all and have to thank you all for making me laugh my a$$ off.

If I could, I would pick a bunch of winners, but that would really start to cut into my Ukulele Acquisition Fund. I am sure you can understand.

Without further delay I would like to announce the winner of the "1 Year UU Anniversary Limerick Contest" is....

Mailman!

Sir you managed to appropriately master the required balance of surprising filth, the required ukulele reference and although you seemed to stubbornly refuse to use Nantucket" in a sentence, you get extra points for sheer volume.

A comely young lady from Polk
strummed her uke to impress a young bloke
She stopped in a hurry
at the end of one flurry
and, red-faced, said "My G-string just broke!"

OR

A talented stripper named Kaylee
in her stage act played two ukulele
she'd play both the things
without fingering strings
and she'd get standing ovations daily

Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. I hope there are no hard feelings for those not selected. They were all great and should be compiled for posterity. Please someone follow through and create a compilation song! There is such opportunity in writing the chorus to such a beast...the mind boggles.

I look forward to another year and more good times.

rogue_wave
11-14-2009, 05:32 PM
Now that the competition is done, I'd like to add:

There was a total uke noob
Who, when he played felt like a boob
Great people he found
on Uke Undergound
And now he's a star on YouTube.

Thanks again everyone.

luke'nlele
11-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Great contest rogue_wave! It was great fun! Congrats to Mailman!:)

Ron and Jeanne

jer989
11-14-2009, 05:53 PM
Congrats mailman... and anyone that says that writing off-color limericks won't get you anywhere in life - well, here's proof to the contrary!

:cheers:

Rainhill
11-15-2009, 12:05 AM
Congrats Mailman! I looked at John Valby - you're way better :D. We got someone similar in the UK called Chubby Brown....IMO he wears thin very quickly :rolleyes:

johncaudrey
11-15-2009, 12:31 AM
Congratulations Mailman, excellent limericks!

mailman
11-15-2009, 04:05 AM
A contest was run on UU
so I sent in a limerick or two
Now they tell me I've won
for the job that I've done
though its hard to believe that its true!

An exercise in erudition
for a ukulele-minded musician
here's one more platitude
to express gratitude
for bringing my hopes to fruition

Oh, no. I may not be able to quit! Thanks, rogue_wave, for hosting such a fun contest! I've never won anything on UU before! Great job, too, to all the other entrants. I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did. Thanks again!

ukeshale
11-15-2009, 04:07 AM
A contest was run on UU
so I sent in a limerick or two
Now they tell me I've won
for the job that I've done
though its hard to believe that its true!

An exercise in erudition
for a ukulele-minded musician
here's one more platitude
to express gratitude
for bringing my hopes to fruition

Oh, no. I may not be able to quit! Thanks, rogue_wave, for hosting such a fun contest! I've never won anything on UU before! Great job, too, to all the other entrants. I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did. Thanks again!

Congrats! :) So many great entries.

A BIG thanks to Rogue_wave for putting this contest on

Rainhill
11-15-2009, 09:57 AM
Congrats! :) So many great entries.

A BIG thanks to Rogue_wave for putting this contest on

+1 - the joy really was in taking part - thanks a lot!

JT_Ukes
11-15-2009, 10:11 AM
I see that the contest is done
And a worthy opponent has won
but I can't help but think
as I sip on my drink
That writing limericks is fun!


:)

JT

JT_Ukes
11-15-2009, 10:14 AM
Mailman has won it is true
Now I see what is I must do
to win the next time
is mix up my rhyme
with a subject that leans twords the blue!



:)

JT

JT_Ukes
11-15-2009, 10:16 AM
Mailman has won it is true
Now I see what is I must do
to win the next time
is mix up my rhyme
with a subject that leans twords the blue!



:)

JT

I just have to say, I'm kinda proud of this one :)

mailman
11-15-2009, 11:41 AM
Mailman has won it is true
Now I see what is I must do
to win the next time
is mix up my rhyme
with a subject that leans twords the blue!



:)

JT

JT, you're right about that. Limericks have always been traditionally risque. The trick is to not cross the line into crude or crass. Suggestion and innuendo can be just as effective (and often funnier) than vulgarity.

The first couple of entries I submitted were squeaky-clean. As I watched how the competition was unfolding I went more "blue". It must have worked! :D

mailman
11-15-2009, 11:43 AM
I just have to say, I'm kinda proud of this one :)

You should be! All of yours, and many of the others, too, have been very good!

JT_Ukes
11-15-2009, 11:59 AM
JT, you're right about that. Limericks have always been traditionally risque. The trick is to not cross the line into crude or crass. Suggestion and innuendo can be just as effective (and often funnier) than vulgarity.

The first couple of entries I submitted were squeaky-clean. As I watched how the competition was unfolding I went more "blue". It must have worked! :D

Roger that!

JT

rogue_wave
11-15-2009, 12:07 PM
I can't be held responsible for what lies in the hearts of fellow UU members! I merely created the opportunity for their dark and dirty creativity to blossom.

I loved that JT managed to included stuff only the Underground would get. Rainhill, Russ, lukenlele , faricelli, really everyone had such great entries and I hope had great fun.

How is that limerick song coming.....

hoosierhiver
11-16-2009, 06:36 AM
So who's sponsoring the Ukulele Haiku contest?

Uncle-Taco
11-16-2009, 02:53 PM
So who's sponsoring the Ukulele Haiku contest?

OOOOOOhhhh!!!! :drool:

UkuVinny
11-16-2009, 02:58 PM
So who's sponsoring the Ukulele Haiku contest?

Somebody better!:D