HAIKU D'ETAT


the sudanese patient

Posted in elections,politics,religion,travel by thehaikudetat on 01/21/2011

referendum on the nile

Result: secession?
without a doubt. A peaceful
split? unclear, at best.

Read: South Sudanese Vote Overwhelmingly for Secession
Image source: Breaking News Kenya

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Pomp, circumstance, and panda bears

Posted in chinese food,crazy,dynasties,elections,entertainment,politics by thehaikudetat on 01/20/2011

A detail of a menu is seen on a place setting ...

A striking invite
list. Vera Wang, Jackie Chan
oh, and Michelle Kwan.

And then there was Babs,
who probably eats Chinese
food on Christmas day.

Read: For Hu Jintao’s state visit, a day of pomp and ceremony
Image source: Yahoo

haiku-ing the world cup, vol. 2

Posted in borrowed,crazy,entertainment,travel by thehaikudetat on 06/11/2010

not annoying

Mandela’s the king,
RSA’s the place. It’s all
’bout vuvuzelas

(courtesy of nelly!)

Read: World Cup Fans, Beware the Vuvuzelas
Image source: The Spoiler

haiku-ing the world cup, vol. 1

Posted in attractive men,crazy,travel by thehaikudetat on 06/11/2010

what's alexei lalas doing at the national zoo?

If soccer balls were
Always covered in peanut
Butter, I might watch.  

Read: National Zoo Caught up in World Cup
Image source: Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Google: Alexei

a true marital emergency

Posted in crazy,elections,farewells,politics by thehaikudetat on 06/01/2010

a convenient booth

A sad farewell to
the Gore marriage. At least we’ll
always have that kiss

at the DNC.
that extraordinarily
ridiculous kiss.

Read: Al and Tipper Gore to separate 
Watch: Happy Times – The Great Gore Kiss
Image source: BurlingtonPol

these were their stories

Posted in deliciousness,dynasties,entertainment,farewells by thehaikudetat on 05/14/2010

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Dick Wolf says goodbye
to beloved L&O.    
New York city streets

will feel empty, with
no more film crews. But never
fear – syndication!

 

Read: Media Decoder
Image source: Law and Order Info Blog (seriously, there are many)

names from his father

Posted in attractive men,crazy,dynasties,elections,politics by thehaikudetat on 05/13/2010

obama 44 and obama 1

Hawaii takes a
stand. Very interesting
but my main concern:

How did I not know
Prez has a suffix? Can
we call him junior?

 

See for yourself: Hawaii State Department of Health
Read: Hawaii Limits Requests on Obama File
Image source: The Daily Mail

timor mutant ninja turtles

Posted in crazy,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 04/23/2010

splinter would not approve

Ninjas lurk in East
Timor. Real menace or a
hidden agenda?

Image source: Cinematic Intelligence Agency
Read: Why East Timor Has Declared War on Ninjas

inconceivable

Posted in crazy,dynasties,economics by thehaikudetat on 04/21/2010

he'd be so much less scary after a few mimosas

Dear Burger King. A
mimosa without champagne?
You should be ashamed.

Image source: Of Cookies and Monsters
Read: Burger King Tests Mimosas and ‘Brunch’

proust must have been a yankees fan

Posted in dynasties,entertainment,yankees by thehaikudetat on 04/05/2010

deja vu, but it worked out ok last time around

Shades of last year as
CC fades. But message to
Sox is clear: it’s on.

Read: Red Sox Strike First, but Stay Tuned
Image source: NJ.com

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