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POPPED FOR POOP

There was a mean parrot named Herbie Who pooped on a man with a derby. The man grabbed his hat And gave him a swat

And that was the last poop of Herbie.

SOME VAIN ENTERTAIN

I once knew an actor named Rollo Who thought he looked just like Apollo. Although he was a rage When he was on the stage His ego was too big to swallow.

CODGER LODGER

There was an old codger named Roger Who decided to take in a lodger. The lodger was sexy Despite anorexy,

So Roger stopped being a codger.

HULA-BOOLA

There was a Yale lass from Missoula Who decided to take up the hula. With her grass skirt and lei Hers was quite a display

And the Yale lads all sang “Boola-Boola.”

JOHNNY’S GIFT

Baby Johnny who lived in Seattle Was very content with a rattle. He’s just turned twenty-one And they gave him a gun. Now he’s ready to go into battle.*

*This limerick alludes to the 1971 anti-war novel by Dalton Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun , which in turn alluded to the World War I war song “Johnny Get Your Gun.”

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