After taking a break to eat and drink and get a tan, Salon's news limerick contest is back. Nonsense verse is a way to tolerate the daily absurdities emerging from our nation's capital, but readers are also encouraged to look beyond the Beltway for inspiration. Ridiculousness happens in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and pretty much everywhere else.
Remember, limericks are five line poems, typically with an a-a-b-b-a rhyme scheme. That said, we're also willing to consider exceptional doggerel in all it's forms.
Readers can send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The weekly deadline will be Friday at noon eastern and we'll publish our favorites on Sunday. You can look here for past winners. Good luck!
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.