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Rogue Riddle #1025 (Bingo and Reveal!)

gary hallock
 

Hello Punsters,

It is with great pleasure I announce the CORONAtion of Gary Reeves (the Other Gary) as the the rightful HYDROXICHOLORIQWINner of last week’s COVID-themed Rogue Riddle! (Answers below.)

It was great connecting with all of you my first time hosting Rogue Riddle/ I enjoyed the one-on-one banter and hints-sharing with each of the players – I really miss you guys!

A huge thanks to all those who played – Lars Hanson, Aaron Fasel, Gary Hallock, Jim Ertner, Ericka Gayle Ettin, and Gary Reeves. A special mention goes to Bill Crider, who knocked out most of them early on, with no hints. Nice job, Bill!

Our official winner, Gary R., has graciously confirmed that he will be posting this week's RR, so I will let him be responsible for the next wave of our pundemic. 

Hugs, (Bugs?)

Diana

PS – Thanks also to my buddy Gary Hallock for ghost-posting my riddle. My inexplicable need for him to ghost-host is actually very explicable: I don’t do much email or join lists, and made an exception this time since, well, y’all are fun! Moving forward, though, if you’d like to connect, I’m much more easily found on Facebook as Diana M. Gruber, or via phone (832-868-9473.) Okay, I think that’s it! ~~~ Ly, ly, ly, Lysol, folks! 

 

A COVID CONVERSATION

1) - A global organization is making new Coronavirus recommendations. Wanna know which? Owl tell you:
- WHO, WHO?

2) - A different government entity recommends sunflower pips as a cure, but I'm skeptical...
- Yeah, I told you they're a bit CDC (SEEDY, SEE)?!

3) - And if you don't wear a face covering, the police will invade your house during a costume party.
- Wow, I'm not sure which is worse: MASK OR RAID (MASQUERADE)....?

4) - Research shows each time you don't wash your hands properly, a score of people will fall ill!
- Yeah, I heard about the 20-SICKENED (SECOND) rule...

5) - They found out this virus is old - it dates back to the earliest Star Wars movies.
- You mean when Leia tried to seduce Solo? Yeah, I heard about this WOO-HAN (WUHAN) stuff.

6) - Last but not least, they're asking people to be aware of dangers beyond COVID. I mean, a sharp-ended tree trunk could fall on your head!
- Oh, that must be why they're trying so hard to FLATTEN the KERF (CURVE)!


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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Don't go overboard (repaired)

James Ertner
 

Yachts of luffs!

Jim Ertner
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What the helm are y'all jibing about?

Doug Spector
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Ahoyed about these ships of fools and it does not boat well that their numbers are reaching a critical mast. Water we gonna do? I’d rudder not risk getting infected because de seas like this can keel ya. That’s why I only hang out with fo'c'sle keep their faces Covid. That’s all I’m masking of anyone. 

Gary Hallock
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 Here in Florida, people are going overboard on boating gatherings.

The Sheriffs Marine Patrol is giving them a Stern Warning.

G Reeves



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Doug Spector


Re: Don't go overboard

doug
 

What the helm are y'all jibing about?

Doug Spector
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Ahoyed about these ships of fools and it does not boat well that their numbers are reaching a critical mast. Water we gonna do? I’d rudder not risk getting infected because de seas like this can keel ya. That’s why I only hang out with fo'c'sle keep their faces Covid. That’s all I’m masking of anyone. 

Gary Hallock

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 Here in Florida, people are going overboard on boating gatherings.

The Sheriffs Marine Patrol is giving them a Stern Warning.

G Reeves



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Doug Spector


Don't go overboard

James Ertner
 

Yachts of luffs!

Jim Ertner
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Ahoyed about these ships of fools and it does not boat well that their numbers are reaching a critical mast. Water we gonna do? I’d rudder not risk getting infected because de seas like this can keel ya. That’s why I only hang out with fo'c'sle keep their faces Covid. That’s all I’m masking of anyone. 

Gary Hallock

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 Here in Florida, people are going overboard on boating gatherings.

The Sheriffs Marine Patrol is giving them a Stern Warning.

G Reeves



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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Don't go overboard

gary hallock
 

Ahoyed about these ships of fools and it does not boat well that their numbers are reaching a critical mast. Water we gonna do? I’d rudder not risk getting infected because de seas like this can keel ya. That’s why I only hang out with fo'c'sle keep their faces Covid. That’s all I’m masking of anyone. 

Gary Hallock

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 Here in Florida, people are going overboard on boating gatherings.

The Sheriffs Marine Patrol is giving them a Stern Warning.

G Reeves



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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Don't go overboard

portagecreek
 

Here in Florida, people are going overboard on boating gatherings.

The Sheriffs Marine Patrol is giving them a Stern Warning.

G Reeves


Mileage Charge

doug
 

If asked how it feels that the nation's rental car giant filed for bankruptcy, stock owners will say, "It Hertz lots"
After laying off many employees,the company is now stuck with a bunch of loaners.
I think they need a new Enterprise and need to Budget their money better, to be more Thrifty.
Regardless, investors should pay Hertz Avis-it as many have suggested that Elon should and musk get involved.

Doug Spector
 


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ROGUE RIDDLE number 1025 #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #1025 - A COVID CONVERSATION
GHOST LAUNCHED on Sunday, May 24, 2020 @ 10:25am (central)

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Submit all guesses directly to Diana M. Gruber <Dianamiscell@...>
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Note: This riddle is being ghost posted on behalf of Diana Gruber, a long-time PUNY person who, for reason beyond explanation, is unable to post it her own self. She is still willing and able to field your guesses and respond via email, so let’s get past that and right down to her game. Just please try to remember to leave me out of it. - Gary

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Hi Punsters!

I hope you are safe and well, in light of the virus (virus? It barely know us!) that is floating around out there.

I hope you're handling things well, wherever you are. (I'm in San Diego - SoCal distancing is not a problem here.)

Anyway, here is my riddle. It's not particulate-ly hard... but I hope you'll find it fun. Who knows - maybe it will go viral! - Diana M. Gruber

A COVID CONVERSATION

1) - A global organization is making new Coronavirus recommendations. Wanna know which? Owl tell you:
- BLANK, BLANK?

2) - A different government entity recommends sunflower pips as a cure, but I'm skeptical...
- Yeah, I told you they're a bit BLANK?!

3) - And if you don't wear a face covering, the police will invade your house during a costume party.
- Wow, I'm not sure which is worse: BLANK....?

4) - Research shows each time you don't wash your hands properly, a score of people will fall ill!
- Yeah, I heard about the 20-BLANK rule...

5) - They found out this virus is old - it dates back to the earliest Star Wars movies.
- You mean when Leia tried to seduce Solo? Yeah, I heard about this BLANK stuff.

6) - Last but not least, they're asking people to be aware of dangers beyond COVID. I mean, a sharp-ended tree trunk could fall on your head!
- Oh, that must be why they're trying so hard to BLANK the BLANK!

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RR #1025 (30 minute warning)

gary hallock
 

With a little bit of creative wrangling, I have been able to coax and coach Diana Gruber through the process of constructing and hosting this week’s Rogue. Unfortunately, her actual subscription to PUNY seems to be somewhat uncertain, so I will be her surrogate poster.

Your guesses should still be sent directly to her and responses will come to you from her email.

Expect to see #1025 in your mailbox at about 10am central.

Thank you in advance for playing,

Gary Hallock



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Bingo and Reveal --Bilingual (Sort of) #RogueRiddle #1024 #RogueRiddle

bill crider
 

 

Bingo and Reveal- Bilingual (Sort of) #RogueRiddle #1024

 

Diana Gruber (one of the smartest people I know) perfectly solved this Rogue on the first pass, as did Lars. However, Lars (having hosted frequently of late) declined to host. Diana has graciously agreed to host Rogue #1025. I apologize for the late announcement. Here are the solutions:

Spanish

1.       The Mexican magician waved his wand, said ‘Uno, Dos,” and disappeared without a TRES (TRACE).

2.       Outside my window I had a vine-like bush with fragrant clusters of purple flowers. But it died. When I cut it down, I said “Hasta la WISTERIA (VISTA), Baby.”

3.        “Are you going to the country to see your mom?” “No, I am going to the city to CIUDAD (SEE YOUR DAD)”

4.       Did she kick her sister with her foot? No, she hit her brother with HERMANO (HER HAND).

 

French

1.       The waiter in Paris asked “Would you like two eggs in your omelette?”  I replied “One egg is UN EOUF (ENOUGH).”

2.       There were three cats on the Titanic. Do you know what happened to them?  UN DEUX TROIS QUATRE CINQ (QUATRE CINQ sounds like  CAT SANK)

3.       I got a new lawn mower, so now I can COUP DE GRAS (sounds sort of like CUT THE GRASS but doesn’t translate that way).


Re: [footdoc_best_jokes] About the Pundemic....Groaners!!

gary hallock
 

In light of this bungled re-posting of forwarded content, I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that material sent to the PUNY list is presumed to be original pun-relevant content, authored by the person who actually sends it. Naturally, true originality is difficult to verify or properly recognize, so we have always been more-or-less on the honor system. 

If, however, you find yourself intrigued, bemused or tickled by something someone else has sent you, this definitely DOES NOT qualify as appropriate material to post here. 

On the other hand, if you are fairly certain that a quip, joke, riddle you have enjoyed has originated with the person who sent it to you, I would urge you to recruit this person to become an actual subscriber to PUNY themselves. This way their creativity and craftsmanship can be properly appreciated and ultimately credited to their name. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

P.S. - For the record, this message originated on the old YahooGroups version of the PUNY list which went to seed some months ago. To ensure full coverage of this message, I have double posted to both addresses. All important and relevant PUNY messages and materials should be posted to our new address. Puny@groups.io

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On May 22, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Lars Hanson parkersan2001@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

  

Empty text?  Nothing shared?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On May 22, 2020, at 08:29, Puns 'n Stuff punpunpun@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

  



to be shared!!




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Hints - Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

bill crider
 

Hints - Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

 

12/18 PM

Mise à Jour sur L'énigme Voyous

(French for “Update on Rogue Riddle” or maybe JarJar Binks saying “I’m sure Lenny’s a voyour”)

 

Three more entries today: Norman Puns ‘n Stuff and Marilyn Van Driesen each got several correct and were rewarded with substantial clues for their efforts. Diana Gruber, our favorite polyglot, polygot all of them on her first pass and gently informed me I “might have been a little ‘off’ linguistically” on some. Heck, I’m from Texas. I’ve been a little off linguistically my whole life!

 

Hints below in the Rogue Proper.

 

 

12/17 Late PM

Ponerse Al Dia

(Spanish for “Punners of the Day”, or maybe “Update”)

 

One Sagan, James Ertner, and Joseph Harris have joined the game, all with respectable showings. There is still plenty of room in this Juego de Palabras for more players. Or maybe you have a bilingual pun you would like to throw into the mix?

 

12/17 PM

Proof of Concept Provided

Lars is first out of the gate with a clean sweep of all seven puns solved perfectamente’ (which is Spanish for “these mints are perfect”).  However, he declines to host next week, so the honors are still available. But his solutions prove that the puns are solvable by persons other than moi (which is French for “a kiss on the cheek").

As Lars noted, some of these are très vieux (which is French “older than Gary Hallock”). True. Only three of them are original with me. But not all of us have been punning forever, so probably not everyone on the list has seen them. Or some of us may be old enough to have already forgotten them.

No hints yet. Enjoy! (Which is English for “I am an annoying waiter who can’t think of anything else to say when I bring your food.”)

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Since Gary (Sort of) sprung Rogue 1024 on me, I am releasing it (Sort of) later than usual. It is also (Sort of) bilingual. The first four below mix up Spanish and English. The last three mix up French and English. The Spanish and French words are common enough that most folks should be able to get them easily, even if they never studied the language. The BLANK may contain one or more words, depending on whether you are giving the English or foreign (Spanish or French) answer. The pun may be on either be the English or foreign word(s).

The rogue will run till someone gets all seven, or until Tuesday evening.

Don’t reply all!

Send your guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

Spanish

1.       The Mexican magician waved his wand, said ‘Uno, Dos,” and disappeared without a BLANK.

2.       Outside my window I had a vine-like bush with fragrant clusters of purple flowers. But it died. When I cut it down, I said “Hasta la BLANK, Baby.”

(The plant I am looking for has fragrant light purple clusters of flowers and is common in the southern US.)

3.       “Are you going to the country to see your mom?” “No, I am going to the city to BLANK”
(City is a clue. Contrast mom and what?)

4.       Did she kick her sister with her foot? No, she hit her brother with BLANK.
(Contrast foot with what? Contrast sister and brother in Spanish.)

 

French

1.       The waiter in Paris asked “Would you like two eggs in your omelette?”  I replied “One egg is BLANK.”
(… so two eggs are too many. Two French words in the BLANK. One word in the English BLANK.)

2.       There were three cats on the Titanic. Do you know what happened to them?  BLANK
(This is an old pun. All the French are counting on you to solve it.)

3.       I got a new lawn mower, so now I can BLANK.
(My wife told me I better go out there and blanc de blanc. Three French words.)

 

Don’t Reply All! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

 

 

 


Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

bill crider
 

 

 

Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

 

Ponerse Al Dia

(Spanish for “Punners of the Day”, or maybe “Update”)

 

One Sagan, James Ertner, and Joseph Harris have joined the game, all with respectable showings. There is still plenty of room in this Juego de Palabras for more players. Or maybe you have a bilingual pun you would like to throw into the mix?

 

Proof of Concept Provided

Lars is first out of the gate with a clean sweep of all seven puns solved perfectamente’ (which is Spanish for “these mints are perfect”).  However, he declines to host next week, so the honors are still available. But his solutions prove that the puns are solvable by persons other than moi (which is French for “a kiss on the cheek").

As Lars noted, some of these are très vieux (which is French “older than Gary Hallock”). True. Only three of them are original with me. But not all of us have been punning forever, so probably not everyone on the list has seen them. Or some of us may be old enough to have already forgotten them.

No hints yet. Enjoy! (Which is English for “I am an annoying waiter who can’t think of anything else to say when I bring your food.”)

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Since Gary (Sort of) sprung Rogue 1024 on me, I am releasing it (Sort of) later than usual. It is also (Sort of) bilingual. The first four below mix up Spanish and English. The last three mix up French and English. The Spanish and French words are common enough that most folks should be able to get them easily, even if they never studied the language. The BLANK may contain one or more words, depending on whether you are giving the English or foreign (Spanish or French) answer. The pun may be on either be the English or foreign word(s).

The rogue will run till someone gets all seven, or until Tuesday evening.

Don’t reply all!

Send your guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

Spanish

1.       The Mexican magician waved his wand, said ‘Uno, Dos,” and disappeared without a BLANK.

2.       Outside my window I had a vine-like bush with fragrant clusters of purple flowers. But it died. When I cut it down, I said “Hasta la BLANK, Baby.”

3.       “Are you going to the country to see your mom?” “No, I am going to the city to BLANK”

4.       Did she kick her sister with her foot? No, she hit her brother with BLANK.

 

French

1.       The waiter in Paris asked “Would you like two eggs in your omelette?”  I replied “One egg is BLANK.”

2.       There were three cats on the Titanic. Do you know what happened to them?  BLANK

3.       I got a new lawn mower, so now I can BLANK.

 

Don’t Reply All! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

 

 

 


Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

bill crider
 

Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

 

Proof of Concept Provided

Lars is first out of the gate with a clean sweep of all seven puns solved perfectamente’ (which is Spanish for “these mints are perfect”).  However, he declines to host next week, so the honors are still available. But his solutions prove that the puns are solvable by persons other than moi (which is French for “a kiss on the cheek").

As Lars noted, some of these are très vieux (which is French “older than Gary Hallock”). True. Only three of them are original with me. But not all of us have been punning forever, so probably not everyone on the list has seen them. Or some of us may be old enough to have already forgotten them.

No hints yet. Enjoy! (Which is English for “I am an annoying waiter who can’t think of anything else to say when I bring your food.”)

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Since Gary (Sort of) sprung Rogue 1024 on me, I am releasing it (Sort of) later than usual. It is also (Sort of) bilingual. The first four below mix up Spanish and English. The last three mix up French and English. The Spanish and French words are common enough that most folks should be able to get them easily, even if they never studied the language. The BLANK may contain one or more words, depending on whether you are giving the English or foreign (Spanish or French) answer. The pun may be on either be the English or foreign word(s).

The rogue will run till someone gets all seven, or until Tuesday evening.

Don’t reply all!

Send your guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

Spanish

1.       The Mexican magician waved his wand, said ‘Uno, Dos,” and disappeared without a BLANK.

2.       Outside my window I had a vine-like bush with fragrant clusters of purple flowers. But it died. When I cut it down, I said “Hasta la BLANK, Baby.”

3.       “Are you going to the country to see your mom?” “No, I am going to the country to BLANK”

4.       Did she kick her sister with her foot? No, she hit her brother with BLANK.

 

French

1.       The waiter in Paris asked “Would you like two eggs in your omelette?”  I replied “One egg is BLANK.”

2.       There were three cats on the Titanic. Do you know what happened to them?  BLANK

3.       I got a new lawn mower, so now I can BLANK.

 

Don’t Reply All! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

 

 

 


Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

bill crider
 

Bilingual (Sort of) Rogue #1024

 

Since Gary (Sort of) sprung Rogue 1024 on me, I am releasing it (Sort of) later than usual. It is also (Sort of) bilingual. The first four below mix up Spanish and English. The last three mix up French and English. The Spanish and French words are common enough that most folks should be able to get them easily, even if they never studied the language. The BLANK may contain one or more words, depending on whether you are giving the English or foreign (Spanish or French) answer. The pun may be on either be the English or foreign word(s).

The rogue will run till someone gets all seven, or until Tuesday evening.

Don’t reply all!

Send your guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

Spanish

1.       The Mexican magician waved his wand, said ‘Uno, Dos,” and disappeared without a BLANK.

2.       Outside my window I had a vine-like bush with fragrant clusters of purple flowers. But it died. When I cut it down, I said “Hasta la BLANK, Baby.”

3.       “Are you going to the country to see your mom?” “No, I am going to the country to BLANK”

4.       Did she kick her sister with her foot? No, she hit her brother with BLANK.

 

French

1.       The waiter in Paris asked “Would you like two eggs in your omelette?”  I replied “One egg is BLANK.”

2.       There were three cats on the Titanic. Do you know what happened to them?  BLANK

3.       I got a new lawn mower, so now I can BLANK.

 

Don’t Reply All! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

 

 

 


Rogue #1024 Warning

bill crider
 

Expect Rogue 1024 in the next less-than-an-hour
BillCrider


Re: Pun Day

gary hallock
 

Although I been occasionally aware or reminded of it, I have mostly ignored this day as it often would fall on, or very close to the O.Henry Pun-Off. I suppose I kind of figured I was already doing more than my share. I have also been fairly oblivious to “talk like a pirate” day because I arrrr-ready did that one too. Planks for reminding us.

Gary


On May 16, 2020, at 9:00 AM, Kirk Miller <kirkmiller@...> wrote:


Yesterday, May 15, was Pun Day. I am surprised that nothing special was done on PUNY for that day.  What, if anything, has been done to commemorate Pun Day in prior years?

Kirk Miller
Don't settle for the world as it is.  Work for the world as it should be.



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Pun Day

Kirk Miller
 

Yesterday, May 15, was Pun Day. I am surprised that nothing special was done on PUNY for that day.  What, if anything, has been done to commemorate Pun Day in prior years?

Kirk Miller
Don't settle for the world as it is.  Work for the world as it should be.



ROGUE REDEAUX #1023 (bingo and reveal)

gary hallock
 

Oops! Here it is Friday midnight and I just now realized that I’d failed to announce the BINGO/REVEAL on #1023. Of course since Lars offered his essentially correct public guess, the cat in the bag has already crossed that bridge with the barn door open, or some other metaphorical nonsense. 

Several folks were quick at play on this one other than Lars. If memory serves, they were Bill Crider, Gary Reeves, Erika Ettin, Aaron Fasel and Marilyn VanDriesen. Most players figured out my target title even if they were imperfect in filling all the blanks. 

Bill Crider claimed the kill and may host/post #1024 sometime this weekend.  Answers filled in below

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock


ROGUE REDEAUX #1023 (Launched May 10, 2020 @4:05pm Central) 

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Below you will find a collection of 6 limerick verses, each of which features a single BLANK space for you to complete.  In this particular case, each BLANK represents a single word required to finish the verse. Correctly answer and reassemble all 6 required words in a particular sequence whereby they can provide the answer to the “REAL RIDDLE QUESTION” posed in the 7th verse. (Proper arrangement of the six words will be a phonetic approximation of the “TARGET TITLE” upon which I have built this game, so you need not even provide me with that title unless you feel compelled to do so. 

First player to provide me (privately) with a properly completed worksheet wins my undying admiration and potentially claims the vastly over-rated honor of posting/hosting RR #1024 some day next weekend. 


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1.
When sheltered in place I have found
My diet gets fatty, homebound
So I’m in the THICK of it
And getting sick of it
Can’t get around when I’m round

2.
A Latino Mafia Don
Once needed an enemy gone
Took him out for golf
And bumped the guy off
Accomplished a clean hole in JUAN

3.
Popeye caught a virus, it's true
From projectile that Bluto once threw
He was hit on the bean
By something canned, green
Knocked out when the "canned spinach FLU”

4.
Dissension, in Russia oft gets
Ignored, but for this poem let's
Suppose “yay or nay”
Is not what voters say
Sportscaster calls “Nothing but NYETS.” 

5.
To be honest and clear, above board
Should really be its own reward
“Work I, overtime
Therefore OVERT, I’m"
Says Yoda. Thus he is adored

6.
When a ruler, you wish to dethrone
A North African dish can be thrown
Semolina-based pasta
Will make him leave fastah
It’s a COUSCOUS d’etat (Please don’t groan!) 


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7.
In book, play & film, all acclaimed
Rebellious McMurphy was tamed
By hard-nosed inertia
Somewhere in this verse ya
Ken have hints for what it is named

JUAN FLU OVERT THICK COUSCOUS NYETS / ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST

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Re: Stan Kegel "virtual funeral"

Lars Hanson
 

Jim,

    The service was excellent, touching.

    Many thanks for the "heads up."

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 2:07 PM James Ertner <jde31459@...> wrote:
I attended Stan’s “virtual funeral” and was pleased to hear Richard Lederer read Gary’s limerick (below) as well as his own.

Jim

From: Gary Hallock
Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎May‎ ‎12‎, ‎2020 ‎12‎:‎03‎ ‎PM
To: Limericks-n-Haiku@puny.groups.io, puny@groups.io

Several people on these lists have logged in to express their sorrow at the passing of Stan Kegel. I would like to take this a step further and remind everyone that the “virtual funeral” is already less than one hour away. Anyone planning to attend?

I have no idea how this event will go or whether or not there will be an opportunity for any of us to make statements or interact with others. Still, it might be nice if some of us were able to make a showing.

Meanwhile, I will share a little limerick verse I composed yesterday after hearing the news. Please feel free to pile on.

Stan Kegel, Good doctor, good citizen
His laughter was always good medicine
His quips we ingested
In peace, now arrested
If heaven takes punsters, he’ll let us in

Gary Hallock




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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder