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    Burma Shave

    All right, kiddies, keep looking out the car window. See those little signs, one after another? Let's read them aloud.

    Don't stick

    Your elbow

    Out so far

    It might go home

    In another car

    Burma-Shave

    * * * and here comes another set * * *

    At intersections

    Look each way

    A harp sounds nice

    But it's

    Hard to play

    Burma-Shave

    * * * * * *
    Young folks will please do their research at the link above

    Now, how about we write our own? The rules:

    • One "sign" per person (except for the fifth, see below)
    • Rhyming of fifth line with second or third line
    • Fifth line post includes "Burma Shave" to indicate it's the end; the next poster must start a new series.
    • Subject can be anything
    • Puns are welcome


    I'll start us off with:

    When you're writing
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    Everybody loves Lavern.

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    I blurves me some Vernie.

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    Damn, Haggis...Vernie would be upset, and nobody wants to see that.

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    I love you, Lavern. That is all.
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    Lavern! Lavern! Lavern!

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    When you're writing

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    The i before e

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    Burma Shave
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    Burma Shave

    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Yeah, I know Ted, but Vernie is hawt nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Everybody loves Lavern.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    I blurves me some Vernie.

    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Damn, Haggis...Vernie would be upset, and nobody wants to see that.

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    I love you, Lavern. That is all.
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    Lavern! Lavern! Lavern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Yeah, I know Ted, but Vernie is hawt nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Everybody loves Lavern.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    I blurves me some Vernie.

    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Damn, Haggis...Vernie would be upset, and nobody wants to see that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mclesh View Post
    I love you, Lavern. That is all.
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    Lavern! Lavern! Lavern!

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    sucks, but the beer has worn off
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Yeah, I know Ted, but Vernie is hawt nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Everybody loves Lavern.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    I blurves me some Vernie.

    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Damn, Haggis...Vernie would be upset, and nobody wants to see that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mclesh View Post
    I love you, Lavern. That is all.
    Quote Originally Posted by RNJ View Post
    Lavern! Lavern! Lavern!

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