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TRIP REPORT TO THE BOTTOM OF MY CLOSET: The 2nd Ever Flyertalk Limerick Contest

TRIP REPORT TO THE BOTTOM OF MY CLOSET: The 2nd Ever Flyertalk Limerick Contest

Old Apr 17, 20, 4:20 pm
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The 2nd Ever Flyertalk Limerick Contest: TRIP REPORT TO THE BOTTOM OF MY CLOSET

MAY 1, 2020 UPDATE: The awards have been given!!! Thanks to everyone who participated!! Here is the video where the runners' up and the winners are announced. Unfortunately, I mistakenly gave authorship credit for the 3rd place winner. The correct 3rd place winner is LostInAmerica in spite of what we announced on the award show. Congrats to all the winners and participants .


THE ORIGINAL POST THAT STARTED IT ALL:
Greetings grounded Flyertalkers. This is a TRIP REPORT to a rarely traveled destination, the BOTTOM OF MY CLOSET! During these Coronavirus times, many of us miss our usual travel and have been forced to remain at home. The result is many closets and drawers are getting cleaned out with all our spare time. Some of the gems that I found deep in my closet were some unopened, brand-new, airline pajamas. So I decided I need to find them good homes.

I am giving away three pajamas from the world’s top airlines to the top Flyertalk limerick authors:
  • 1st Place: Singapore Airlines First Class Lalique Pajamas
  • 2nd Place: Lufthansa Airlines First Class van Laack Pajamas
  • 3rd Place: Qatar Airlines The White Company Business Class Pajamas


Over 17 years ago, I held the 1st ever limerick contest here on Flyertalk to give away four American Airlines VIPOWs, upgrade certificates that could be used internationally. Here’s the thread but in the olden days, the thread suffered some platform technical difficulties and not all the responses can be seen. But the submissions give you an idea of what I’m looking for.

Limericks are intended to be funny, silly, and often saucy (trending to obscene.) I prefer limericks that adhere to the basic AABBA rhyming scheme and the traditional syllable scheme. Check out this link to help you understand limerick construction. https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Limerick=

With all that said, I welcome you to give this a try. If you have never written a limerick, it can be great fun. Writing a limerick helps pass the time. Like its Japanese cousin, the Haiku, it is a concise expression of a moment in life.

My husband is also an aficionado of the limerick. So I told him about my idea to award pajamas for limericks and asked him to write a demonstration limerick to inspire you all. Here is his limerick. Always read the limerick out loud to get the full affect.

HUBBY LIMERICK #1:
My passport is gathering dust
Thought of hot towels give me lust
I miss crying twins
And overhead bins
Yet shelter in place, I must.

.
HUBBY LIMERICK #2:
I’m not on a plane; I’m complying.
Yet Emirates ads start my crying.
I long for the treat
Of a flat, reclined seat.
But “frequent” is NOT how I’m flying.

.
Topics that you might want to include in your limerick include corona virus, staying at home, isolation, no sex, no lounge hopping, no Dom, no Krug, no caviar,...

Here is my sample limerick I just wrote this morning in the shower.

OLAFMAN’S LIMERICK:
(Read this using a NY accent like Mike Myers’s character Linda Richmond from SNL’s Coffee Talk)
There once was a bug named Corona
It made me stay home alone-a
No first class, no Dom
Just Pornhub.com
I rather be surfing on Kona.
.
My goal with all of this is to put a smile on all of our faces during a moment in our lives when we really need to smile and laugh more.

Travel is so important in my life. Flyertalk has helped me enjoy travel even more. Twenty years ago, Flyetalk taught me how to get almost 3,000,000 AA miles buying Nutrigrain bars and ValueMag magazines. Ten years ago, Flyertalk helped my family and I plan the biggest adventure of our lives: Fifth Grade Around The World. We learned so much during that year of travel with our son who was then ten years old.

Soon we will be traveling again, experiencing new adventures and making new friends. Until that moment, let’s put on our creativity hats and have a laugh about our crazy, sometimes, scary, and wonderful world.

-Carl (Olafman)

NOTE:
All submissions must be added to this thread by April 30, 2020. Only one entry per person. Void where prohibited by law. Prizes will be shipped by slow boat once it is safe to go to the Post Office or my office opens again.
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Old Apr 18, 20, 5:41 am
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Originally Posted by olafman View Post
Over 17 years ago, I held the 1st ever limerick contest here on Flyertalk to give away four American Airlines VIPOWs, upgrade certificates that could be used internationally. Here’s the thread but in the olden days, the thread suffered some platform technical difficulties and not all the responses can be seen. But the submissions give you an idea of what I’m looking for.
FWIW, here's the link to the winners from that 1st contest: Limerick Contest Winners Announced!!

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Old Apr 18, 20, 10:40 am
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Old Apr 18, 20, 10:12 pm
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I donít think any of us can measure up to your pornhub limerick but I still had fun, even though I canít really get pacing right

For years I complained tíwas the case

That flight attendants lacked service and grace

Now all I can think

Is Iíd give the kitchen sink

To have a flight attendant once again spit in my face
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Old Apr 18, 20, 10:20 pm
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Inspiration struck and I felt the need to share again (donít need to be entered for even more airline pjs for my wife to eye roll at)

For two months Iíve been cooped up in a pen

Waiting for deblasio to tell me when

I long for the day

When I might fly EK

And take showers in the sky once again
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Old Apr 19, 20, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
FWIW, here's the link to the winners from that 1st contest: Limerick Contest Winners Announced!!

David
Thanks for finding this. I thought the winners were lost with all the site issues the thread had.

As you can see, even the winners weren't perfect. But they made me laugh and smile.

Keep them coming here!!!
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Old Apr 19, 20, 10:53 am
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My hubby and I woke up and spontaneously started writing a limerick (as one does during a pandemic.)

It turned out saucy. Definitely PG-13.


OLAFMAN AND HUBBY’S LIMERICK:
Peter the Purser was buff.
And horny! (Could not get enough.)
But now all his spurting
Is from cyber-flirting
On Grindr and Tinder and Scruff.

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Old Apr 19, 20, 4:45 pm
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There once was a man named McNutt
Who found himself warming his butt
And oh just to fly
Through that beautiful sky
Crap, a middle seat on a budget carrier......anything!
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Old Apr 22, 20, 5:50 am
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Dear Olafman - I have never done anything like this before! Here is my contribution:
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There was once a Mister Zen
Who often flew on a mileage Run
Then came Corona and Spun
A web that banned all his Fun
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Now, I hope I am going to win that Singapore Airlines First Class Lalique Pajamas

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standby my man - Just noticed my first line has the words "there was once".....I did not plan to copy your submission! sorry about that!
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Old Apr 22, 20, 6:18 am
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Can someone tell me what this thread, while fun, has to do with trip reports? Wouldn't it be better in Community Buzz or even the Coronavirus forum?
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Old Apr 22, 20, 10:17 am
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Can someone tell me what this thread, while fun, has to do with trip reports? Wouldn't it be better in Community Buzz or even the Coronavirus forum?
Hey 1P,

I was trying to bring humor to the fact that NONE of us is traveling and thus none of us are having experiences that will result in TRIP REPORTS. Yes, I could have started this thread in a number of different forums. And I understand that the THREAD POLICE might move it. But I simply wanted to bring some humor and silliness into our lives when we really need it. And writing about my trip to the bottom of my closet seemed the most appropriate during this difficult times.

1P, I hope you are safe and healthy so you, like the rest of us, can return to traveling and the joy it brings to our lives.

-Carl
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Old Apr 22, 20, 12:17 pm
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I love what you are doing, olafman. I've just posted a sitewide announcement that hopefully will bring more eyes and more limericks to this page.

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Old Apr 22, 20, 12:49 pm
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A doleful dirge from a Senior Citizen ...

Once we had bookings galore,
To Winelands, and warm sandy shores,
Then the lockdowns all hit,
Out trips went to sh*t.
Oh, will we fly any more?
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Old Apr 22, 20, 12:54 pm
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Dreamliner limerick

I hope this ones as good as the others......

There once was a 787
that travelling in was like heaven
Alas thatís a dream
due to Covid 19
and Iíll now never sit in row 7
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Old Apr 22, 20, 1:18 pm
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An epidemi-ologist
Was undone by a lecture he missed
Had he been more aware
He'd have taken more care
About whom he made out with and kissed

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