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


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

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


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

orange you glad I didn’t say public option

Posted in attractive men,crazy,elections,farewells,nasty,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/23/2010


Why did John Boehner
oppose health care reform? The
truth is in the tan.

New tax on tanning
salons, alas. Retirement
in Florida now?

Image source: Progress Ohio
Read: How healthcare reform will affect you

tuesday, bloody tuesday

Posted in crazy,elections,nasty,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/16/2010
A protester holds a bottle of blood outside the gates of Government House

yes, that's a gallon of blood

Ancient ritual or
democratic Thailand?
red shirts red with blood.

Image source: BBC
Read: Protestors Dump Blood at Thai Government Site

beyond this place of wrath and tears

Posted in economics,nasty,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/12/2010

in the shadows of the stadium

A familiar
refrain. Pylons rise, shadows
fall on those below.

Image source:  nytimes.com
Read: Cost of Stadium Reveals Tensions in South Africa
Read: Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

no rest for the weary

Posted in attractive men,elections,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/12/2010

golden child

Long awaited trip
delayed. Kids ditched – maybe next
year, Spring Break Bali.

Image source: I See by the Snailpapers
Read: Obama to Delay Pacific Trip by Three Days

maybe I’m just getting bigger

Posted in deliciousness,travel by thehaikudetat on 04/14/2009

shrink wrap

shrink wrap

Ice caps and crème eggs

Are shrinking. Woe is me, and

To the polar bears.



Read: They’re Shrinking Our Cadbury Crème Eggs and Denying it

Image source: Candy Snob

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