Wednesday, February 11, 2009
LOTR Haiku Hump Day Winner!
I must admit I don’t like picking a winner because I actually really enjoyed reading all of them today. I want to list all my favorites but I’ll try to just mention a few that tickled my funnybone or seemed to really stand out to me.
Ok first honorable mentions:
Nice tie into last weeks hump day with some Star Trek Lore paying homage to Tolkien from JPX
Spock sang about him
"Ballad of Bilbo Baggins"
And Landsharks mix of modern terms and wit with "epic achievement" and "leaden prose". Very nice.
History, geography, lore,
But some leaden prose!
Stan you were on fire today and had some great ones
this one cracked me up because of the huge eye.
Did Sauron ever
Get anything in his Eye?
Mordor is dusty
This one because it’s just funny
Ring makes you vanish
And turn into an asshole
What's great about that?
And finally these two.
And now to Sauron
With Mordor AccuWeather:
"It's hot and evil."
How'd they NOT win that battle?
Oh, right - ghost pirates!
AC this one was great because I totally agree. It almost ruined the ROTK end for me.
liked all three movies
though i could have done without
the bed-hopping scene.
Cat this one cracked me up because it was funny and so true
My personal hell
Film won't end, I gotta pee
Frodo you bastard!
And Stans girlfriends late entry
Lord of the Rings, eh?
I think I slept through it once
Midgets and stuff, right?
Hey I wasn't that into Star Wars or Star Trek but that shouldn't prevent some honorable haiku fun and that was good stuff. Please tell her great job Stan. :) The first 2 lines were so so but the 3rd line had punch and tied it all up nicely.
My 3 favorites of the day were,
Nice crystal ball there
No, it's called a "Palantir."
Yeah, nice crystal ball
So funny Stan, this is so good because it’s simple and it conjures a picture for me of someone who wouldn’t be into the LOTR talking to someone who is.
And Chris out of no where with:
"Inflamed bearded dwarf"
The noble Gimli defined.
Describes my junk, too.
Other kids played sports.
I read epic fantasy.
No pussy for me.
I thought these were both great. I think I would give the edge to the first one for the awful picture you paint and the mix of self deprivation. Good stuff.
After going back and forth I can’t decide so I’m giving it to HandsomeStan for the beauty and simplicity of catching the spirit of a LOTR geek in such a funny way. Honestly Stan there were a couple others in there that I thought could have taken it too but I had to go with one. :)
Grats and I really enjoyed all your hyperbole on the series especially your LOTR day you did at home. I pictured you in that scene from the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, standing there in your bathrobe with a cane shouting “you shall not pass” at the tv. :p
Oh and props to you Cat for being such a huge fan that you have the Tolkien Bestiary. Nice.
Enjoy picking next weeks topic and winner.