(updated 18 Jun 08)

Double Date
(Pay no attention to that title up above this one - we will make a new one eventually)

Drek provided by Cad and Bucko

18 Jun 08

It's time we put this contest away
Counted votes for the next one to play
And not to dismiss it
I don't have that much wit
But I do have some bottles of "Grey".

"Grey Goose" that is - and yep, you can bet I'll be having the help of the "Martini Fairy" when I go to pick the winners...but, what the heck...you guys like Limericks...and that's what it's all about. Plus that's the contest which received the most votes...so hopefully you'll enjoy it. And don't be afraid to send them in - if I can make one (or should I say "try to make one"), ANYONE can.

Bucko hasn't been feeling well plus he's swamped with learning lines to a new play...so he graciously took his leave of the last installment of this contest...but he will be back soon.

Also, this contest, by luck of the draw, was chosen as a "Rat's Ass Double Pointer"...so each of the ones below win twice as many points as they normally do. Stay tuned to our home page and info page on the forum to see which one will be next...and when. :)

29 May 1942: Bing Crosby recorded his version of "White Christmas." It would go on to sell over 30 million copies.


1 Jun 1980: Cable News Network (CNN) debuted.

CNN came at the right time. Ted Turner's money worries had him staying up 24/7 anyway. (humorbear@aol.com)

Ever wonder how a Christmas song recorded in May sells 30 million copies? That's how many times they play the damn thing on the radio before Christmas! (retrometro@rogers.com)

And people have been pissed off at those little scrolling marquees ever since. (tpanner@hotmail.com)

The song also gained a resurgence in the 1980s among cocaine smugglers. (gerg17@comcast.net)

A Christmas song recorded in May?? Please! Holiday shopping already starts way too soon! (retrometro@rogers.com; tygrkhat40@yahoo.com) Well, back in those days it took them that long to chisel the little grooves in these larger CD-looking things we used to have, called 'records'.

Turner's initial lead anchor person was a big concern--he got pissed when he couldn't hire Huey Lewis. (humorbear@aol.com)

In those days, everything was in black & white, and nobody had black Christmases back then, except in Pittsburgh. (ReineDeDouleur@yahoo.com)

America has never been stupider. (tpanner@hotmail.com) Stupider than what?

30 million copies is nothing compared to the 31 million pairs of suspenders that Larry King owns. (ponytayl@cox.net)

This just in...this contest's officially over...

And on June 2nd, 1980 viewers started complaining about excessive media news coverage. (Airfarcewon@aol.com)