Sunday, 10 March 2019

COLD WAR VERSE: Limericks About BROKEN ARROWS (nuclear weapon mishaps) March '19

WORDPLAY post #160 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June 2018. These verses have also been published recently at the website OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks.

SONGLINK: The original story was encountered as a 60th anniversary reprise by the Charleston SC daily newspaper Post and Courier; it became the basis of satirical lyrics by Giorgio, which can be found here.
For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song-formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post.













You can learn more about "Broken Arrows" on the web from these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_nuclear_incident_terminology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_nuclear_accidents

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