Barring something totally unforeseen, the world and all its problems will still be with us tomorrow. So for today, it's time for some mirth.
For our first act of BFMD, we present OPEN THREAD UNO. Here's how it works:
You may post on any topic you'd like, but your post must either include:
1) A quote from any rock song you can think of, but it has to be one that an average reader would know -- i.e., better to quote the Beatles than Richard Hell and the Voidoids (for reasons explained below) -- or,
2) A limerick or haiku (we'll call this the Picklesworth exception).
The next poster must:
1) Tell us what the song quote is ("Gee NW, I think that's Born to Run by Springsteen") and then supply another song, limerick or haiku; if the last post was a limerick or haiku, the next poster can post another limerick or haiku or (degree of difficulty!) change it back to a song lyric by including a lyric in a limerick or haiku, to wit:
So c'mon, Wendy
Tramps like us baby we were
Born to run, whoa, whoa
This is why picking an easy song to recognize is important; the thread will grind to a halt quickly if it turns into "Stump the Band," or worse it will be dominated by Picklesworth. And we all know painful that could be.
2) Or, you can offer a joke instead. The joke must be better quality than what you would find on a Dixie Riddle Cup; please don't work blue.
More mirth anon. Play on, playas!