HAIKU D'ETAT


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

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senate laureate

Posted in borrowed,elections,politics by thehaikudetat on 07/29/2009
sonia sotomayor
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
What Sonia has done
Is so very impressive
So I am impressed

John Cornyn, R-Texas
We now all agree
Judges channel the Framers
Empathy is toast
 
Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
Guys ‘n’ gals differ
It’s not that one is biased
We just come that way

Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
A prosecutor
Badass on white collar crime
Tough chick. Just like me.

Arlen Specter, D-Pa.
Ethnic pride is good
But this is not me crying
It’s just the chemo

(courtesy of Dahlia Lithwick/Slate!)

 
Read more: 306 Syllables on Sotomayor
Image source: Pundit Kitchen

let us be merce-ful as well as just

Posted in attractive men,borrowed,entertainment,farewells by thehaikudetat on 07/27/2009

New forms new beauty
Dance each instant as it comes
We will miss you, Merce

 
(courtesy of anthony!)

Read: Merce Cunningham, Choregrapher, Dies at 90
Enjoy: Anthony Roth Costanzo
Image source: Ballet Dance Magazine

Ode to the Bar Exam, Part Deux

Posted in borrowed,economics by thehaikudetat on 07/22/2009

bankruptcy is funny!

Son’s got gambling debt
Statutory spendthrift rule
You’ve just saved his trust
 
(courtesy of nelly!)

Learn: Bankruptcy in the United States
Image source: Houston’s Clear Thinkers

Ode to the Bar Exam

Posted in academics,attractive men,borrowed by thehaikudetat on 07/22/2009

we're fine with this Will, too

I am very poor
Can you die so I can get
My intestate share
 
(courtesy of nelly!)

Read: Aspiring Lawyer Finds Debt Is Bigger Hurdle than Bar Exam
Learn: Intestacy

there’s something about cammy

Posted in borrowed,crazy,entertainment by thehaikudetat on 06/22/2009

Cameron Diaz

A star for Cammy
Proof that gilded concrete goes
To highest bidders

(courtesy of liz!)

Read/Image source: Cameron Diaz Gets Star on Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame

and then there was maude

Posted in borrowed,entertainment,farewells by thehaikudetat on 04/27/2009

What will poor Stan do?

No Petrillo women left.

The putz stands alone.

 

Dorothy, we missed

Dear maaaa, but without you, will

We ever laugh of Brooklyn?

 

(courtesy of liz!)

 

Read: Golden Girls Star Beatrice Arthur Dies

Image source: LA Times

on the campaign trail

Posted in borrowed,elections,politics by thehaikudetat on 04/20/2009

most likely he used the random stump speech generator

Vivid responsive
Valued votes worry, arrows
Succeed, prospects set

 

Success fades, humble
Laws aiding faction leaning
Liberal uphill

 

Strictly wishing safe
Conservative Pentagon
Vanishes, unborn

 

 

(courtesy of the Random Stump Speech Synopsis Haiku Generator!)

 

Play: RSSSHG

Image source: Stump Speech, by George Caleb Bingham

one third the pay, three times the fun!

Posted in borrowed,travel by thehaikudetat on 04/13/2009
Beach Volleyball at Sunset by scooter.john.

gives new meaning to the word "court"

 

In a crushing blow

Biglaw lawyers cruise the globe

At twice what I’m paid.

 

 

(courtesy of nelly!)

 

Read: $80,000 for a Year Off? She’ll Take It!

Image source: Flickr

almost as good as mine?

Posted in borrowed,ducks by thehaikudetat on 03/25/2009
Name That Duck! by Domain Barnyard

bemused ducks

Doubt licks blearily
Seagull quivers, bragging crags
Raining lilypads

 

Bemused duck cursing
Raging, clamoring, rudely
Harmonious kind

 

 

(courtesy of the Genuine Haiku Generator!)

 

Check out: The Genuine Haiku Generator

Image source: Domain Barnyard

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