When your favorite rock band of all time says on Facebook that they're holding a limerick contest, you enter it, right? Especially if you're me and your favorite band is They Might Be Giants. A limerick about current events in a contest for free tickets? Easy peasy!
So I wrote one, and I posted it as a comment on Facebook with a billion other people. And a while later when I looked again, They Might Be Giants had posted an update: "Enter the topical limerick contest. Win tickets of swag. This example from Marian Kent."
Did you get that, "This example from Marian Kent?" THIS EXAMPLE FROM MARIAN KENT! Ahem, my favorite rock band picked out my limerick and posted it for their billions of adoring fans as an example of excellent limericking! Holy hell, I just died and went to Geek Word Heaven.
Here's my limerick. Remember, topical! Current events, people. Heh.
There once was a library maven
whose reading style bordered on craven--
She'd read 50 Shades,
disrobe page by page--
And got kicked out for nude misbehavin'