Saturday, February 06, 2010

HHD Results

Everybody’s haikus were so good this week, and I have been struggling to choose a winner. I wish I had time to list all of my favorites, but JPX wants to hit the road. Without further delay the winner is:

DCD had me laughing out loud with some of the following haikus:

You dreaded to hear,

"Hey Muscles!" You knew hard work

was coming your way.

In the eyes of Burt,

Not family or close friend?

You're a horse's ass.

Leaving on a trip,

"Like a herd of turtles in

a mud storm, we're OFF!"

The runner-up is turn-of-the-century AC. She almost won it all with this dark haiku:

my mom tells white lies

she must think she's fooling us

she's fooling herself


Catfreeek said...

Congrats DCD I knew you had it when I read:

Leaving on a trip,
"Like a herd of turtles in
a mud storm, we're OFF!"

Then admitting that you use that yourself right after. Great stuff, I couldn't stop laughing.

My other favorite came from Mr. AC:

Harvey Fierstein
With a touch of Bea Arthur
That is my mom's voice

So friggin' funny :)

Catfreeek said...

Great job all around though, everyone was on their game. Great topic Whirly.

AC said...

congratulations dcd! so much delicious material.

whirlygirl, thank you for the honorable mention. my mom pulled a whopper this very week, so your topic was timely.

catfreeek, the sad truth is that mr. ac's haiku is strictly factual.

DCD said...

Thanks so much, Whirly!! I accept this award in honor of my Dad, without whom I never would have had such a goldmine's worth of material to choose from.

Catfreeek said...

Is she a heavy smoker AC?

AC said...

useta be catfreeek! excellent detective skills.

Catfreeek said...

Man, I'm glad I quit. My voice is low enough, LOL.

HandsomeStan said...

(Harvey Fierstein voice)

Congratulations, DCD! I knew ya had it!

Great topic there, Whirly! I hope Okemo was fun! I miss that damn cabin!!!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Well played, "Muscles"! Looking forward to your next topic. You've had some great ones in the past.

JPX said...

When we were in vermont we went to a few antique stores and found that picture of "turn of the century" AC - AC are you sure she's not a relative?

AC said...

i'm pretty sure at the turn of the century all my ancestors were in eastern europe... creepy!

Octopunk said...

Late congrats to my sister!

I had actually texted her about this topic and then sat down to find she'd already scooped me on a number of our father's primo "Burt-isms."

Well played, young one. Well played.

For the record, I don't think DCD ever personally suffered from the designation "muscles," or the dreaded coal stove instructions. I could be wrong.