I am pleased to announce that the winners of Boing Boing's Outside Lands 2011 Limerick Contest are MANDELBEN and CJHOWAREYA! Competition was fierce. MANDELBEN and CKHOWAREYA each score a pair of 3-Day Tickets to the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Part, August 12 through 14! A very limited number of 3-Day and Single Day Tickets are still available for purchase. And now, the winning wordplay:
mandelben:Outside Lands 2011
I just earned me a bachelor's degree, and then moved to the Bay by the sea. Now I find that I'm broke - and my learning's a joke - so I'll take anything I can free.
And a chance just to see those folks play? That would make any poor mutant's day. So I'm letting you know that I do want to go (more than Cory hates DMCA). There are Phish and Stone Foxes and Mi5e; "Are they furries?" I ask, thinking twice. But dear Xeni's cat gifs have awakened my yiffs, so I shrug, nonchalant, "could be nice."
Oh can't I attend Outside Lands?
I've already made costume plans:
Wearing only pop tarts
I'll spew rainbow farts,
and spend all three days singing Nyans!
(If nothing else, pity my plight: I lost my left arm in a fight. If my buddy and I could catch tunes 'neath the sky, why, I'm sure I'd soon feel *all right.*)
OutsideLands, you wonderful beast!
Each year, a musical feast!
A balding Mick Jones
Would delight my old bones,
As would beats by Zigaboo Modaliste.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.