That’s right. This week’s Week-in-Review limerick is published on the CP’s City Desk blog. Check it out!


A self-proclaimed politics geek
I hope that DC is unique
On Halloween night
We aim to cause fright
By dressing up tea-bagger chic

It’s neither a trick nor a treat
When students are yelled at and beat
Now twice in this week
Attacker’s critique:
The choice of where he put his meat

To make the harsh words go away
The treat part came early for Cheh
It seems Peter Nichols
Escapes from his pickles
By sending a tasteful bouquet


Crowds gathered at R St & Church
To watch the race (more like a lurch)
Through water, they slogged
The veterans jogged
Not bad, given such a high perch

Some costumes seemed like a cliche
While others were downright risque
Then Fenty appeared
He watched and he cheered
And stole the show in his beret


Today at the Board of Elections
We heard many vocal objections
The folks most irate
Demand a debate
‘Bout who deserves rights and protections

The quite disingenuous ring
Of Jackson today quoting King
The Bishop got trounced
As Catania pronounced
A history lesson with zing´╗┐



This lim’rick goes out just to Ben
We hope that now gone, he’s found zen
For the life that he led
and the people he fed
D.L. gives a hearty ‘amen!’

He started it in ’58
When dentistry wasn’t his fate
Then it seemed silly
A place to buy chilli?
Yet clearly he’d made something great

On U St when jazz was the thing
Musicians would eat and then sing
The great Nat King Cole
Devoured his bowl
And business was good until King

The loss of the great MLK
Brought riots and bad disarray
The grief came to blows
But Ben’s didn’t close
And still remains strong to this day


Happy gay marriage Tuesday

October 6, 2009

Dear readers, today’s a big day
For allies of marriage that’s gay
Catania delights
In full marriage rights
The challenge: keep Congress at bay


This week saw officials unveil
A bike hub adjacent to rail
It’s shaped like a helmet
You can’t overwhelm it
It’s roughly the size of a whale

The details are not looking purtee
As the count of arrested nears thirty
It seems that Kamus
Was one of a few

Involved in these taxies so dirty

It stinks to be one of those guys
Who’s doomed to a funny demise
While riding a scooter
Hit by a commuter
Who rudely forgot his goodbyes


The cabbies may boycott in AdMo
To tell Graham they think his bill’s bad, woah
The imminent shitshow
Seems rather legit though
If money bought laws, I’d be mad yo!


Goodbye to society civil
It can’t coexist with this drivel
I know I’ve been played
Real work’s been DeLayed
Lord help me, I love that hip swivel

Jim Graham’s had a pretty tough year
As wrongdoing draws ever near
Though charges describe
the Chief of Staff’s bribe
The Councilman stays in the clear

The manager locked up the grate
Not knowing the next train was late
We’d all be forlorn
If trapped at Van Dorn
But jeepers, these folks are irate

On Sunday Fiesta DC
Brought cultures together with glee
My neighbors said Hola
And chugged Inca Kola
Depositing tons of debris


In need of a real resurrection
The gallery got some affection
Gross gave many pennies
Four “Inverted Jennys
To better the nation’s collection