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One cop, one shovel, no donuts

The past few weeks are traditionally really busy ones for retailers (if you count accepting returned sweaters as being busy), but that isn’t so in the news biz, nor even in the vaguely news-related contest biz. In fact, the holiday spirit seems not to have inspired many folks to hunker down and get busy writing limericks about policemen and shovels.

Reflecting that reduced participation, rather than the top five entries, here are the top three.

Cast your vote for the winner by clicking here. Voting ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

There once was a bus full of seniors,
Who gambled to get through their lean years.
When stuck in the snow,
They decided to go,
And break the first laws since their teen years!
— Chuck Kaiser

Mystic bus from Dakota nation
Stuck in snow, there arose indignation
Her logic was flawed
“I pay taxes, by God!”
So she took it without hesitation
— Brad Schrag

Neither dark nor snow nor sleet
Could move the cop off his seat
But lay a hand on his shovel
And you’re asking for trouble
No good deed goes unpunished on his beat
— Brad Redlin

Check MinnPost on Monday, Jan. 14, for the results of the vote (who won the breathtakingly splendid MinnPost T-shirt?) — and a new challenge.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Rice Rice on 01/14/2008 - 09:44 am.

    OUCH!!! Only one of your T-shirt contest entries had enough syllables to qualify it as an entry…It must be declared the winner by default. Regards-JR self-appointed president of the Limerick Preservation Org aka LIPRO, and coming to you via Internet from beautiful oceanside Mazatlan

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