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The National Poetry Contest had come down to two semifinalists-a Yale graduate and a redneck from Wyoming. They were given a word, then allowed two minutes to study the word and come up with a poem that contained the word. The word they were given was: "Timbuktu."
First to recite his poem was the Yale graduate. He stepped to the microphone and said:
"Slowly across the desert sand,
Trekked a lonely caravan;
Men on camels, two by two,
Destination - Timbuktu."
The crowd went crazy! No way could the redneck top that, they thought. The redneck calmly made his way to the microphone and recited:
"Me and Tim a huntin' we went,
Met three whores in a pop-up tent.
They was three, and we was two,
So I bucked one, and Timbuktu."
The redneck won hands down!
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