Education: A Rich Orgy of Witty Ditties

When asked to compose a wry ditty, All rhymers from country and city Every Susan and Dick Came up with a trick To write limericks nitty and gritty.

The prize was a mere $50, but when Connecticut's Mohegan Community College called for a competition, 12,000 limericks arrived from every state and a couple of foreign countries. The absurdly prolific science writer Isaac Asimov, who numbers three volumes of Lecherous Limericks among his 180 or so published books, volunteered to be the judge.

How could he refuse? After Robert Rue, president of Mohegan, and Creative Writing...

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