Hey Skep guys and gals. Sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the Skeptical Limerick contest, it was a heck of a time trying to decide who gets the title of the Ultimate Skepchick Limerick Champion, but the decision has been made!
Before I post the winner (what’s a little more suspense, really?) Elyse and I would like to give a big internet round of applause to all that entered. It was a really hard decision trying to come up with the winner, every limerick was well-done, funny, and just generally made of awesome. Kudos to all of you!
First of all, some honorable mentions:
Homeopathy’s twisted and wrong.
It’s practitioners sing you a song;
is our magical solution”
If you trust them , you’ll be dead before long
In Roswell, the aliens impacted,
Then gov’ment conspiracies enacted.
They lied; so uncouth.
But I know the truth!
FOR SAFETY THIS PUNCHLINE IS REDACTED.
Once slurred by a girl named Rebecca
(far hipper than those in TriBeCa),
‘Be it pseudoscience or woo,
I say none of it’s true!’
And she chugged down some more Triple Sec-ah.
There once was a fraud named Van Praagh,
And another named Sylvia, that hag!
Both claimed Hornbeck dead,
“Found Alive!” headlines said,
Guess the spirits kept the cat in the bagâ€¦
And the WINNER:
Nonsanity,Â for giving usÂ six awesome limericks on the same topic: Conspiracy Theorists. Each limericks was well done, and kudos for the theme!
On Conspiracy Theoristsâ€¦
There was a conspiracy nut
Whoâ€™s convictions confused him somewhat
Any which way he turned
A conspiracy burned
Thus he spun, with his head up his butt
The conspiracy nut had a friend
Who would ally with him till the end
An absurdity claimed
Would be sited and named
Room for two, derriere? (See a trend?)
Conspiracy lovers abound
Look for one – find a hundred around
G.I tracts are impacted
Not a head is extracted
Yet conspirators never are found
Anomalies are bread and butter
To conspiracy nuts and to other
Who claim they find spooks
In each bright spot they snap with a shutter
But anomaly hunters donâ€™t care
About facts even if made aware
That the points they thought strong
Are just out-and-out wrong
â€œAll the experts Big Brother ensnares!â€
So when faced with a rabid baboon
Crying, â€œWe never went to the moon!â€
These hicks, dicks, and pricks
Evolution with fix
And it just cannot happen too soon!
Nonsanity, you win a personalized Elyse-made cocktail recipe! Elyse will email you with all the drinky goodness details. Now whenever you throw a party, you can mix a delicious Skepchick drink for all your friends!
Thanks again to all who submitted entries, and for making this a really great contest!