In my last column I reported that Moveon.org was planning a "really mean" limerick about General David Petraeus. According to the story, Moveon had composed the first four lines of the poem, but was stumped about the fifth and last line:
Hey there, General Petraeus
You should be called General Betray-us
Your views on Iraq
Are one big crock
(last line here)
Within minutes, readers deluged me with hundreds of submissions offering a last line to Moveon.org's mean limerick. While almost all of the submissions rhymed with "Petraeus" and some of them even made sense, here are the lines that I have forwarded to Moveon.org:
"Get us out before they fillet us."
"Urging private contractors to slay us."
"And when will the world pay us?"
"This doth really dismay us."
From Bob Barker:
"Don't forget to neuter and spay us."
And from Yoda:
"Please remove from this fray us."
Andy Borowitz is a comedian and writer whose work appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and at his award-winning humor site, BorowitzReport.com. He appears with Alec Baldwin, Arianna Huffington and Mo Rocca at the 92nd Street Y in NYC on Wednesday Nov 7 at 8 PM. For tickets go to 92y.org.