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 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

By popular demand from as many as three or four people, I’m setting out to recreate one of the most AABBA threads ever seen in these pages. Thought to be irretrievably lost, the astonishing detective work of one DavidinBerkeley can be thanked for this Lazarean return. Newer members may not recognise the names and in-jokes, for which I apologise. I’m sorry they’re not older.

I kicked the thread off with:

Our CAT is a fan of Ben-Hur
To suggest otherwise is a slur
When she hears that old Rózsa
She loses compózsa
And can't help but dribble and purr

Thor's knowledge of music's intensive
and his recall of old threads extensive.
He likes a small lager
Does our Mr Haga
Or he would if it weren't so expensive

The forum is better for Ford
"though he seems to be easily bored
But he doesn't get vexed;
he simply says "NEXT"
Which is why he's so widely adored

What can one say about Zippy?
That he's left field, and offbeat, and trippy?
That some of his threads
leave us scratching our heads?
I hope Roomie's got a good grippy....

The first response was from our wonderful CAT (Cindy)...

An extraordinary chap is our Chris
Sends me music across the abyss
All the scores I have gotten
Have spoiled me quite rotten
There's a Tall Guy to thank for all this

I would be shamefully remiss
If I failed to mention dear Kris
At first quite a mystery
But all of that's history
And now I have POWDER and BLISS

Dogbelle speaks out 'cross the din
To think he's not wise is a sin
He's cheerful and kind
A new dog bowl he'll find
It's a happier world 'cause of him

 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Another from me:

Manderley you’d have a good time with
Could even commit any crime with
Old films are his game
And I bet his real name
Is less of a beggar to rhyme with...

CAT again -

I speak of a lady called Donna
Goes by Sis on the board when she’s onna
She is blissfully wed
To a husband named Ed
Goes on all of the cruises I wanna!

Swoony then offered something different: a haiku... and bear in mind this was the mid-noughties so technology wasn’t what it is now

John Williams writes scores
Which brighten my humdrum day
On my new iPod

My response:

And Swoony now offers a haiku
Would using a few more words psyche you?
And even the - my god
He mentions his iPod!
Oh, Swoony, that’s so very like-u

 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Yeah, Tall Guy. So glad you started this return thread and brought back memories of our wonderful CAT.
I don’t have any new limericks. I will write one eventually, but I did have few older ones left on my computer. Now it is time to get DaveB, dtw, Jackfu and others back to this new thread.

It is hard to write a limerick.
Its meters are hard and slick.
Five lines are a must
or the poem is a bust.
And subjects? Well take your pick.

Odes to Old Limericks

This thread had such happy remarks
with only a few nasty barks.
Let’s not let it die.
We then know we’d cry.
We can’t let it fade to the dark.

We could compose and celebrate.
To be positive were our main traits.
So do add a poem
not just to please Joan
because here we All felt like Mates.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Great to have some new ones, Joan, and bang on point. It’s going to be laborious but I’m determined to resurrect the limericks we all contributed.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

From Cindy...

Zippy, don't have any fear
The old CAT will always be near
To protect and defend you
And call you her friend too
Because she thinks you are a dear

Dana Wilcox is awesome, in fact
He speaks with such logic and tact
Resides in West Palm Beach
Hey Dana, do you teach?
No wonder you're such a class act!

A fellow New Jerseyan is Blue Mule
Believe me, he's nobodys fool
Just hope he's not chokin'
On that air in Hoboken
Cause that wouldn't be very cool

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

And again, CAT

Dear Dana, my talents are few
And writing a limerick or two
Is not a sensation
Just mere recreation
Inspired by people like you!

Manders wants poems for composers
Friedhofers, Steiners and Rozsas
This will take time
To think of good rhyme
Not as easy as some might suppose is!

(Cindy was really good at this, that last line still cracks me up.)

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

One I think from Manderley -

My quest for a Limerick for Hugo
Might rhyme dear old Hugo with “Yugo”
But this silly notion
Brings little emotion
And seems not a direction that you’ll go!

And a hat trick from CAT, who was really running with the ball at this time -

Great scores come from Victor Young
Rio Grande and Shane are such fun
Scaramouche fine with me
But I think you’ll agree
Quiet Man’s really the one!

Maybe I’m just an old timer
I just love all the scores from Max Steiner
Casablanca and Kong
It’s a shame that he’s gone
‘Cause film scores just don’t come much finer.

I was hoping we’d hear from Joan Hue
Who’d offer a Limerick or two
With words that are smart
And straight from the heart
(Bet she’d come if the plea came from YOU!)

Footnote - Joan turns out to be a very talented poet, as can be seen in the thread on the other side.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Posted: Mar 28, 2006 - 9:34 PM By: Joe E. (Member)

There once was a young man named Lukas
Who inspired a comic named Pukas
And to whom you could go
If you wanted to know,
For example, who Jocelyn Pook is

Thor Haga's eternally gracious
And, despite youth, most sagacious
Always full of good cheer
(And, occasionally, beer
Which makes him also more loquacious)

A Rebecca fan posts on this board
With style and wit sharp as a sword
But manderley's cunning
Is second in running
To the leveling "NEXT!" of one Ford


Joe Esrey has finally revealed
A talent till now kept concealed
Had no way to know it
His wit as a poet
And humor way out in left field!

Not really sure, I'm just guessin
All these limericks help my depression
I truly believe
I oughta now leave
Because it's become an obsession


 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

For a bit of context, Kristopher Gentian was the temporary user name of a good pal of mine, no longer a member. And Ennio hadn’t yet been awarded his honorary academy award....

I’ve never before felt empowered
To buy any James Newton Howard
But Kristopher G
sent some freebies to me
Now I feel well and truly deflowered

The Maestro (of course, Morricone)
Is more than a one-trick pony.
All original notes
(not like some other scrotes)
But has won neither Oscar nor Tony.

Two Walters (one Carlos, one Stott)
Were they happy with things? They were not!
So they both changed their life
Going under the knife
Now they both have to sit on the pot.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

By: joan hue (Member)

Hey Cat, you and many others on this board are exceptional "limerickests." Who can compete with such perfect limericks? Not I. Still, I'll throw a few bad ones your way.

There once was a lady named Cat.
So tiny, we know she's not fat.
Perfect at limericks
Fine words she always picks
An expert at poetry, she's that!

There once was a guy called Wilcox.
A lover of film music which rocks.
He's a real goldmine
He's a friend divine
And he's always as smart as a fox.

There is a man named Manderley.
Loves music with fine melody.
For music that's golden
To him we're beholden
For us he's film music's history.

PAUL NEWMAN is never a fluke.
Just watch him in COOLest HAND LUKE.
The bluest eyes are his
The bluest in showbiz
You love him or earn my rebuke.

Cheez, I gotta get a real life.

Posted: Mar 30, 2006 - :58 PM By: Tall Guy (Member)

The talent of Herr Hans Zimmer
Was burning so bright then got dimmer
If he fell out today
With Bruckheimer and Bay
There may be some hope - just a glimmer

To the good health of Michael Giacchino
I'll be raising a huge glass of vino
His music's terrific
I hope he's prolific
The best young composer that we know!

(Yes,he was young in those days smile )

Anzaldiman (a.k.a. Jim)
Could meet with a fate rather grim
Because when he passes
Those volatile gases
You can't hold a candle to him

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

TG, thanks for the compliments. I can't believe that you kept so many members' limericks. So glad you did. It is fun to reread them. I think you are the King Of Limericks.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

"We've run out of tunes" said James Horner
Forlorn did he look, and forlorner
But it didn't stop others
from writing some mothers
And he's painted right into a corner.

More tolerant film music fans
Playing music in cars, trucks and vans
Ignore all the bores
And know that film scores
Are definitely still in safe Hans

I wish you a Christmas that's merry
And raise you a small glass of sherry
And I brought back this thread
(Which you may not have read)
And I even include fans of Jerry!

Part-time film scorer Prokofiev
Couldn't orchestrate for toffee. Ev-
-ery note that he wrote
failed to float his fans' boat
So he gave up and went for a coffee -


 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

TG, thanks for the compliments. I can't believe that you kept so many members' limericks. So glad you did. It is fun to reread them.

Joan, it’s DiB’s triumph, not mine. Not sure how he sourced it, but I’ve got it in a series of pics which I’m painstakingly recreating with a bit of editing - because I can.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There once was a composer from Nantucket...

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

...who went to Hollywood to try his luck at it,
His first film was called Suck It,
But he got stuck in a ruck-it,
And had to tell the producers 'Ahhhh, Fck it'

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

A cultured marsupial named Onya
Will sharply drop science upon ya.
Though the FSM minions
Reject his opinions,
I promise, he never will con ya.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

A critic of Nolan's Dunkirk
Thought the sound design just didn't work.
Said the Zimmery part
sounded more like a fart,
If you like it you must be a jerk.

All the men at Dunkirk on the front
Of the German advance bore the brunt
Their memories now tainted
By the picture that's painted
By Christopher Nolan, the twit

(I’m on the other side of the argument on both of those, by the way)

These verses were born Christmas Eve
They aren't very good, I believe.
Some fizz and some beer
Made these lim'ricks appear
Now I'm going to bed 'fore I heave.

A friend of mine listened to SPECTRE
(The second with Sam as directre)
She thought through it all
She was hearing Skyfall
I hadn't the heart to correctre

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Some from Joan...

There once was a "wanker" named Carson
Who never would be a Brit Parson.
He loved dating tarts
And would then break hearts
Cuz he was as studly as Tarzan.

There once was a nice guy named Carson
Who wanted to be a Brit Parson.
So classes he took
Cuz near women he shook
Even though he was cute as a Tarzan.

There was a young man we call Bill
Was heathy and never took ill.
And funny he was
With humour because
He never would want to be shrill.

There once was a man we called Tall Guy
Who stood very close to the blue sky.
This man loved Dunkirk
So some called him jerk
But he was a man who would not lie.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Masculine rhymes.
Feminine rhymes.

Worth noting the difference.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

While watching the Eight that were Hateful
The small-bladdered sure had their plateful.
So Quentin’s decision
To have intermission
Made some in the audience grateful.

Written 1/1/2018:

It’s January 1st and it’s raining
But, baby, there’s no point complaining.
The weather this week
May be chilly and bleak
But there’s just over fifty remaining.

And from Joan, reverting to her favourite subject smile

Paul Newman played neat Cool Hand Luke.
His acting showed he’s not a fluke.
Wayne wanted that part
Which seizes my heart.
No way did Luke look like The Duke.

Let us not forget this poetry place
Where limericks should take all the space.
TG started this thread
To be not put to bed
So post here in order to save face.

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