Well the judges have pored over you entries (thanks very much for being so creative, and also rude, and funny) and narrowed the Karmarama limerick competition to a last eight. The quarter finals, if you you like. Except there won't be semi-finals or anything, just this.
Easy to vote: just comment below with the number of your favourite. One vote per user. We'll count them at tiffin time and the winner gets some socks. Deal? Deal.
There once were some Nu Meeja hacks
Who equated dead cyclists with twats
But with failure to charm
They prevented no harm
And they mostly got up people's backs
A half-witted latter-day Barley
Hatched an ad campaign wrecked up on Charlie
"Single-speed's SO last week
Now it's all retro chic
You should check out my 70s Raaaaleigh"
You don't need those Uzis and Colts
You murderous van-driving dolts!
Run over a bike!
As hard as you like! '
Cos it's always the cyclist's fault
When idiots do their campaigning
They dent the compassion remaining
This heartless blame culture
But all their good karma is waning.
There was an ad agency called Karma-something or other
Who appear to be a bunch of knobs
I'm not very good at limericks
How many lines are there meant to be?
Ah, 5 apparently, thanks Google.
An adman from trendy Shoreditch
Came up with the following pitch:
'It's the riders, we'll claim,
Who are mostly to blame
When they're hurt - because life's just a bitch.'
In the battle between car and bike,
Karmararma gave invective a hike.
Their position was shameless -
"The car driver is blameless".
Twats? Check the mirror, more like.
Karmarama decided to try
To help stop our cyclists die
Dreamt up a campaign
Did not engage brain
Said sorry and ate humble pie.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.