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

why is this night different from all other nights in the white house?

Posted in attractive men,crazy,deliciousness,holiday,politics,religion by thehaikudetat on 03/30/2010

I bet elijah shows up for obama

Gefilte fish on
White House plates, yarmulke on
The President’s head.

I wonder if the
Obama children fed their
chopped liver to Bo?

Read: Next Year in the White House: A Seder Tradition
Image source: The Caucus

rope-a-pope

Posted in crazy,dynasties,nasty,religion,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/25/2010

seems like the artist left out the blinders

Church gripped in scandal,
Irish bishop falls, Irish
bookies can rejoice.

Image source: The Visual Dictionary
Read: Bookmaker slashes odds on Pope’s resignation
Weep: The Document Trail – The Predator Priest who got Away

don’t kiss me, i’m not irish

Posted in entertainment,holiday,religion by thehaikudetat on 03/17/2010


Clad in black, no beer
or parades for me. I am
the St. Patty’s Scrooge.

 

Image source: At Home in KC

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