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

So true.

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


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.... :)