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

Funny.

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

So true.

Thanks for making my first hour of work fun, everyone. And congrats, Handsome Stan!

7 comments:

HandsomeStan said...

Well, that's just awesome! Thanks, Julie! As far as hangover cures go, this is right up there with warm Krispy Kremes.

I don't know if it's a good or bad thing that I found so much to say. At least I'm not Catfreeeek, though. :)

And I loved the late-night double assault from Octo & Fitty.

Ditto DCD and his kick ass avatar. My best friend from college, who was in lockstep with me for everything I haiku'd about was nicknamed Beaker. Flashback, man!

JPX said...

Check out my Avatar Mr. Stan!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Nice win Stan, well deserved.

Awesome avatar Jeff.

Catfreeek said...

Well Stan I clearly had more experience but considering you were right there with me for a sizable portion of it I can forgive you for taking this week's title. Hail, the lord of drugs! Ooh, not sure if that's such a good thing, but you rocked it!

Catfreeek said...

Oh and thanks for the HM Julie, great topic. I had fun staggering down memory lane.

DCD said...

Um. hello? DCD is not a guy, HandsomeStan!

AC said...

great topic, great efforts all round!

i may have an inkling of what next week's topic might be.... :)