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Re: Fire #13

Bill Crider
 

Yes




On Nov 28, 2014, at 10:08 AM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Bill, Stan, and Gary all bingoed with answers close enough to what I wanted.  However, Bill made it to the finish line first.  And if you had a distance race beginning in St. Petersburg and ending in Helsinki, someone would make it to the Finnish line first.


I assume Bill is OK with hosting #14.

Charles


What's a pun?

chasmwuk@...
 

Re Stan's pun on the song "Fever," someone asked "where's the pun?"  This debate will probably go on forever.  Especially on an informal punning list serve, I think we should be allowed to use the term loosely.  Now maybe when it's the final round of Punslingers in the Pun-Off in May, it should be different.  For example, if someone puns here on the literal meaning of a word by using a figurative usage of the same word, so what?  Consider these two verses of "Fever."  The author didn't mean that Romeo had a literal fever and should have rushed to the 16th-century equivalent of an emergency clinic to bring his temperature down.  And consider "flame" in the first verse:  It didn't mean Juliet burst into a literal fire.

Romeo loved Juliet
Juliet she felt the same
When he put his arms around her
He said, "Julie baby you're my flame
."

Thou givest fever, when we kisseth
Fever with thy flaming youth
Fever I'm on fire
Fever yeah I burn forsooth
.

I sometimes joke that some of the people on this list serve were Talmudic scholars in an earlier reincarnation.  

Charles


Lim-Ber Your Mind # 359

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Your challenge for Lim-Ber Your Mind # 359 is:

Yesterday I attended a young author's first book-reading-and-signing in a show of support for a fellow author. It was, in however small a way, his first moment in the spotlight. Let's lim about the limelight, celebrity, that sort of thing. Pretty open-ended topic--surely most of u can find something to lim about.

Get your entries in to your lim-meister at Cynthia@... by Friday evening


Lim-Ber Your Mind # 358 COMPLETED

Cynthia MacGregor
 


Your challenge for Lim-Ber Your Mind # 358 was:

Having limmed about T-Day food last week, it's only natural that this week we should lim about…leftovers

The entries:

After Thanksgiving, for many years,
I've met similar fate of my peers.
Too much turkey and taters
And pies become laters
Till the leftovers spill out my ears.

gearhart


I go bowling on Thanksgiving Day.
Throw three strikes in a row? Hip Hooray!
Folks think I act quirky
When I bowl a turkey*,
But there's fewer leftovers that way!

gearhart
*Bowling three consecutive strikes is called bowling a turkey.


At Thanksgiving, folks thought I was quirky.

Since the leftover meat looked murky,

            Didn't eat any more,

            And my mom became sore.

I decided to quit cold turkey.

 

Kirk Miller

At punning some people are clever
Some folks, though, enjoy them, well…never
Central Texas each spring
The Pun-Off’s our thing
We thrive all year long on “laughed ever.” 

Gary Hallock

And the winner is Gary



Re: Lim-Ber Your Mind # 358 COMPLETED

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I think an incomplete LiimLoop just left here.

IGNORE


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From: cynthia <cynthia@...>
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014 7:36 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>, L&H Group <limericks_n_haiku@...>
Subject: Lim-Ber Your Mind # 358 COMPLETED

Your challenge for Lim-Ber Your Mind # 358 was:

Having limmed about T-Day food last week, it's only natural that this week we should lim about…leftovers

The entries:

After Thanksgiving, for many years,
I've met similar fate of my peers.
Too much turkey and taters
And pies become laters
Till the leftovers spill out my ears.

gearhart


I go bowling each Thanksgiving day.
Throw three strikes in a row? Hip hooray!
Some folks find it quirky
When I bowl a turkey
But there's fewer leftovers that way!

gearhart



Lim-Ber Your Mind # 358 COMPLETED

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Your challenge for Lim-Ber Your Mind # 358 was:

Having limmed about T-Day food last week, it's only natural that this week we should lim about…leftovers

The entries:

After Thanksgiving, for many years,
I've met similar fate of my peers.
Too much turkey and taters
And pies become laters
Till the leftovers spill out my ears.

gearhart


I go bowling each Thanksgiving day.
Throw three strikes in a row? Hip hooray!
Some folks find it quirky
When I bowl a turkey
But there's fewer leftovers that way!

gearhart



FIRE #13 - answer I wanted

chasmwuk@...
 

Why did the not overly bright firefighter book a sudden flight to Athens?

Hint #1:  There are various types of fires, wood . . . etc.
Hint #2:  Think of something highly combustible.  Further (I guess this is in a sense hint #3),
the pun is actually on this highly combustible thing, so someone may object to the riddle,
asking "where's the pun on "fire"?" 

As to the answer I wanted, there were various possibilities, e.g., "he heard there was a grease (Greece) fire."
The exact wording wasn't important, just a "close enough" answer based on grease/Greece.

I may have been subconsciously influenced by an old (and corny) joke about a not overly bright guy on a Mediterranean cruise who was looking at a mountain, or maybe just a photo of a mountain top.  Someone said "look at the snow!"  He replied "I thought that was grease (Greece)."

Charles


Re: Fire #13

Stan Kegel
 

And what is the answer you wanted?


On Nov 28, 2014, at 8:08 AM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

Bill, Stan, and Gary all bingoed with answers close enough to what I wanted.  However, Bill made it to the finish line first.  And if you had a distance race beginning in St. Petersburg and ending in Helsinki, someone would make it to the Finnish line first.


I assume Bill is OK with hosting #14.

Charles



Fire #13

chasmwuk@...
 

Bill, Stan, and Gary all bingoed with answers close enough to what I wanted.  However, Bill made it to the finish line first.  And if you had a distance race beginning in St. Petersburg and ending in Helsinki, someone would make it to the Finnish line first.

I assume Bill is OK with hosting #14.

Charles


FIRE #13, hint #2

chasmwuk@...
 

Why did the not overly bright firefighter book a sudden flight to Athens?

No players yet.  Hint #1:  There are various types of fires, wood . . .etc.
Hint #2:  Think of something highly combustible.  Further (I guess this is in a sense hint #3),
the pun is actually on this highly combustible thing, so someone may object to the riddle,
asking "where's the pun on "fire"?" 

Fire away at chasmwuk@....

Charles


FIRE #13, hint #1

chasmwuk@...
 

Why did the not overly bright firefighter book a sudden flight to Athens?

No players yet.  Hint #1:  There are various types of fires, wood . . .etc.

Fire away at chasmwuk@....

Charles


FIRE riddle #13

chasmwuk@...
 

Why did the not overly bright firefighter book a sudden flight to Athens?

Fire away at chasmwuk@....

Charles


Re: FIRE Riddle # 12 BINGO

Stan Kegel
 

It’s a pun in the same way about half of the other riddles on this series are puns:
What's a fireman's favorite work of great literature? INFERNO

What do firemen like to wear on their days off? BLAZERS

What is a meteorologist's favorite song? HEAT WAVE

If a fireman were into 1930s music, what 1934 song, recorded over time by the likes of Billie Holiday and Spike Jones, might be his favorite? MY OLD FLAME
Gino, a hopeless pyromaniac, was a monolingual speaker of Italian, so when he won a trip to Italy in a raffle, he chose which city? FIRENZE

When the Canadian pyromaniac inherited a big sum of money from the proverbial long-lost uncle, being a patriot, he invested it in which company north of the US border? FIERA CAPITAL

"Flambeau, the Amazing Human Torch" was one of the hottest attractions at the circus but he was no match for his hot-headed wife. She was impossible to please and always seemed to be mad at him. No matter how many flaming torches he swallowed, he could never seem to ____ 'er. SATISFY 'er or PACIFY 'er

A playboy with many conquests under his belt decided to reform and lead a celibate life. He was also a chain smoker, but managed to quit. Unfortunately, one day he celebrated his new life by going to a bar where he bumped into an old girlfriend who was smoking his favorite brand of cancer sticks. He succumbed to temptation on both counts. In other words, he ran into an old ___. FLAME

How is this different?

On Nov 27, 2014, at 9:39 AM, doug10101@aol.com [puny] <puny@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

where's the pun?

In a message dated 11/27/2014 11:36:32 A.M. Central Standard Time, puny@yahoogroups.com <mailto:puny@yahoogroups.com> writes:



FIRE Riddle # 12

Charles was the only one playing and correctly answered FEVER.

Charles will post FIRE Riddle # 13.

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What classic song is about a pediatrician's most dreaded midnight phone call?

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Re: FIRE Riddle # 12 BINGO

doug
 

where's the pun?
 

In a message dated 11/27/2014 11:36:32 A.M. Central Standard Time, puny@... writes:
 


FIRE Riddle # 12

Charles was the only one playing and correctly answered FEVER.

Charles will post FIRE Riddle # 13.

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What classic song is about a pediatrician's most dreaded midnight phone call?

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FIRE Riddle # 12 BINGO

Stan Kegel
 


FIRE Riddle # 12

Charles was the only one playing and correctly answered FEVER.

Charles will post FIRE Riddle # 13.

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What classic song is about a pediatrician's most dreaded midnight phone call?

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Re: Indisputable Facts

gary hallock
 

If you sleep through 4/5ths of your day that would just be two gross. 

Gary Hallock
===========

Even the happiest man in the world must endure ten gross minutes every day of his life.


Stan




FIRE Riddle # 12

Stan Kegel
 

FIRE Riddle # 12


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Reply to stankegel@... 

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Stan nails #11

chasmwuk@...
 

Stan, with his knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, nailed it with "Lyre, Lyre, Pan’s on Fire"

and will host #12.

Charles


Indisputable Facts

Stan Kegel
 

Even the happiest man in the world must endure ten gross minutes every day of his life.

Stan


FIRE #11, hint #1

chasmwuk@...
 

One day Nero was playing his small harp and the Greek god of the outdoors was listening.  However, this god was standing too near the hearth and his clothing caught fire.  What did Nero say to his harp before rushing to help the god?

Stan is on the right track.  Here's hint #1:  In Roman religion and myth, XXX's counterpart was Faunus, a nature god.  But the pun is based on Faunus' Greek equivalent.

Fire away at chasmwuk@....

Charles

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