Thursday, August 27, 2009
And the winner is Handsome Stan!
Wow, great turnout and really nice work, everyone. Here's how I decided: I cut and paste every haiku that really caught my attention into a Word document, and in the end, Handsome Stan was all over that page. He had several zingers in there, starting strong with this:
I'm the real "light-weight"
I drink 12 "light" beers per night
And then I gain "weight"
Sure, it's kind of a silly joke, but dudes, he put it in haiku form. Then he went on to pretty much express my viewpoint here, and also give me a glimpse of my future dilemma--how the hell to talk to Z about D....
What to tell my kids?"
Had a GREAT time doing drugs,
AND talked to God." Nope.
Please, kids - don't do drugs
You just may laugh your ass off
Or speak with Nature
And then there's this:
Mushrooms & acid
Things that aren't good on pizza
But are good in head
And there were more! Stan rocked this topic.
Coming in for a close second was Catfreek, with her epic haiku compositions detailing the ups and downs of every drug. I won't quote them here, as they're long, but great work. I also enjoyed DCD's two question and answer haiku pairs, one of which ended with this gem:
"Sex on the Beach, please.
Tee-Hee-Hee." Just you wait, Slick.
Pink puke all over.
Pink puke is alliterative and amusing, no way around it.
And we even had a rare (maybe a singular???) appearance from Puffinslayer with this deep musing:
People who say that
Alcohol is not answer,
Ask the wrong questions
Thanks for making my first hour of work fun, everyone. And congrats, Handsome Stan!