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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.

Limerick 1

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

Limerick 2

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"

Limerick 3

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

Limerick 4

When idiots do their campaigning

They dent the compassion remaining

Sensationalist vulture

This heartless blame culture

But all their good karma is waning.

Limerick 5

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.

Limerick 6

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.'

Limerick 7

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.

Limerick 8

Karmarama decided to try
To help stop our cyclists die
Dreamt up a campaign

Did not engage brain
Said sorry and ate humble pie.

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37 comments

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NeilG83 [302 posts] 4 years ago
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Number 1

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CraftyDutchie [5 posts] 4 years ago
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Me too, #1

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mingmong [265 posts] 4 years ago
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Limerick 2.

All Ad Agents are coke heads and all cyclists are tw@ts  3

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TheLonelyOne [319 posts] 4 years ago
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#4 - much eloquence.

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shishman [101 posts] 4 years ago
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Limerick 5

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lushmiester [192 posts] 4 years ago
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#1

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notfastenough [3716 posts] 4 years ago
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5

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pk1234 [3 posts] 4 years ago
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#1

If we did AV:
#8 for greatest amount told in least words and runner up for #7

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Mr Agreeable [178 posts] 4 years ago
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5, genius!

I assume the article's author is exempt, but his entry made I larf.

'twas an ad firm designer's ass-hattery
to blame road deaths on just cycle twattery
but he's taken the rap
'cause his rhyming was crap
let's just say that he's no tony slattery

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jova54 [667 posts] 4 years ago
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5 for having the courage to do a non-rhyming limerick  4

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theclaw [73 posts] 4 years ago
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7

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Paul99 [25 posts] 4 years ago
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4

then 8 in the AV system. They are the only two that actually follow the rules of a limerick (being an irritating pedant...)

Special mention for 5 though.

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rich22222 [165 posts] 4 years ago
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Also 7

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Simon_MacMichael [2467 posts] 4 years ago
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2 FTW

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MalcolmBinns [115 posts] 4 years ago
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#1

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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7 for me, but I'm surprised this one was left out

awkward wrote:

Karmarama decided to act,
But neglected to check any fact,
Their humour's a crime,
Their limericks don't rhyme,
They really are a bunch of wankers...

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Edgeley [398 posts] 4 years ago
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1. 3
2. 5
3. 1

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lows100 [22 posts] 4 years ago
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Not on the list, and not even a limerick, but mingmong's effort was my favourite:

mingmong wrote:

Roses are blue
Violets are red
Mix cycling with twattery..
And you'll be dead.

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djb123 [86 posts] 4 years ago
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#5

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andybnk [97 posts] 4 years ago
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7 for me with 5 a close second!

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MattT53 [146 posts] 4 years ago
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I like 3!

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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2

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SevenHills [216 posts] 4 years ago
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It's got to be 5!

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talmeym [3 posts] 4 years ago
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Number 8.

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago
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3

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roghino [2 posts] 4 years ago
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number 7

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lady_luck [2 posts] 4 years ago
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1 then 2 then 5

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McTag [57 posts] 4 years ago
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Numero uno!
1

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kevarino [22 posts] 4 years ago
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number 3 for me.

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mrsminx411 [86 posts] 4 years ago
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#5. Made me laugh out loud  4

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