HAIKU D'ETAT


A Reader, Not a Fighter

Posted in attractive men,dynasties,elections,politics by thehaikudetat on 12/30/2008

my, how all that reading has aged them

Rove speaks only the
Truth. Crichton, Camus, and Condi –
Bush’s dearest friends.
 
 
Read: Bush is a Book Lover

Father’s Little Helper

Posted in nasty,politics,religion,travel by thehaikudetat on 12/30/2008

state secrets

Santa Claus brings gifts
Of Taliban secrets, and
A little blue pill.

 

Read: Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan
Image source: LA Times

Farewell, Professor Huntington

Posted in academics,attractive men,farewells,politics,religion by thehaikudetat on 12/30/2008

Dr. Samuel Huntington

Civilizations
Clashed, history ended, and
The Professor wrote.
 
America – who
Are we? Like de Tocqueville, he
Gave us an answer.
 
 
Read: Samuel P. Huntington, 81, Political Scientist, Is Dead
Image source: The Boston Globe

Funny, she doesn’t look like a Druish princess

Posted in attractive men,borrowed,holiday,religion by thehaikudetat on 12/26/2008

they love haikus, too

In the ice sculpture
reflected bar mitzvah guests
nosh on chopped liver.

 

The sparkling blue sea
beckons me to wait one hour
after my sandwich.

 

Is one Nobel Prize
so much to ask from a child
after all I’ve done?

 

How soft the petals
of the flower arrangement
I have just stolen.

 

 

(courtesy of David M. Bader!)

 

Buy: Haikus for Jews – For You, a Little Wisdom

Image source: bang it out

30 seconds to greasy

Posted in attractive men,borrowed,entertainment,nasty by thehaikudetat on 12/23/2008
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oh, the humanity

J. Catalano
Your comb-over makes me sad.
Dude, why so greasy?

You were so dreamy.
Somewhere, Angela Chase is
Totally appalled.

So you’re in a band.
Some rock stars are very hot.
Resolve to bathe, ‘kay?

Don’t you understand?
Your hotness is, like, a gift.
Wasting it is rude.

(courtesy of the Fug Girls!)

Read: GoFugYourself

Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Posted in holiday,home by thehaikudetat on 12/22/2008
Snow Dome by Pixilista
pretty please?

Winter’s here, the air’s

Chilled. But still, the capital

Waits for snow to come.

 

 

Image source:  Flickr

Eight crazy nights

Posted in dynasties,holiday,home by thehaikudetat on 12/22/2008
2nd Night of Chanukah (20071205-171237-PJG) by DrgnMastr

day 2 and counting

Christmas: the poor man’s

Chanukah.  Only one day?

Ours lasts for eight nights.

 

So eat that with your

Milk and cookies, Santa Claus.

Happy holidays!

 

 

Image source: Flickr

A farewell kiss

Posted in farewells,nasty,politics by thehaikudetat on 12/18/2008
Shoes in a bush by Lou in China

shoes in a bush. clever!

Lasting legacy

For the President with the

Greatest Reflexes.

 

Read: Bush’s Shoe-Shoot Duck Becomes Internet Sensation!

Watch: YouTube

 

Democracy in action

Posted in politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 12/18/2008

ninja parliamentarians

Sledgehammers, blockades,

Feisty MPs. Its just a

Day at the office.