On Limericks and Bustards
“A limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is economical.
The best ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.”
- James Silverton, limerick connoisseur
In 1978, a local limerick contest was held. The judge was none other than Isaac Asimov (1920–1992), who segued from biochemistry professor to prolific writer (over 500 books written and edited). He was perhaps best known for his sci-fi work.