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Haiku Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 4, 2013

Here’s one from Pawlie from last year:

PawlieKokonuts said, on January 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm (Edit)

lake-effect last night
spindrift January snow
HITS blizzard needed

I’ll write one later today. Feel free to post your very best January-blues Haiku’s……

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  1. Alleykat said, on January 4, 2013 at 7:50 am

    adrift in dreamland
    sea air sooths scorched sun kissed-skin
    deep in January

  2. eddacker said, on January 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

    flax buns are cooking
    winter food on winter stove
    warm, waiting baseball

  3. twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

    OMG.
    Better are “words”. Words you love or hate. Some site had a list recently. I think they were words to go away. It was an “epic” list….
    Anyway, the thing about haiku, as everyone knows, is that you can use any words you like as long as you stick to the 5-7-5 format. It needn’t rhyme, it is best when it makes no sense at all, it is poetry for the lazy. In other other words, I’d be very good at it . But I’m too lazy for even that, so here’s “Haiku-o-Matic.”
    I’m going with:
    “i can’t think of five
    nor can i think of seven
    damn, i hate haiku ”

    Go straight to Haiku-o-Matic here. You can even submit your own.

    http://www.smalltime.com/haiku.html

  4. twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Here’s the calculator showing how much the middle class “tax cut” will cost you this year. I posted the link at Zeke’s Place but I thought if I put it right here, I could depress you in fewer mouse clicks. For example, if you are a pan handler declaring your true pre-tax income of 40,000.00, the “tax cut” will take 800 dollars out of your side jacket pocket ( that’s approximately 260 half pints of Taaka Vodka)…

    http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/01/01/payroll-tax-cut-expires-how-much-more-will-you-pay/

  5. xoot said, on January 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Catchers and pitchers.
    Buster, Hector, and who else?
    Baseball approaches.

  6. xoot said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I suppose that could be “Buster, Hector and–Susac?”

  7. blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Baseball is the game
    I will think ’bout in Thailand
    While I am massaged ;-)

    • chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Hey Steve….WTF…your middle line has 8 syllables. (Like you give a rat’s ass, eh…) ;-)

      • blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

        Now it doesn’t. HEHEHE . . . Nevertheless, thank you for the Haiku lesson. :-)

  8. eddacker said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

    twinfan is twinking
    middle east has little ice
    your mother is cool

  9. Macdog said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Sergio detained
    The trophy’s soon on display
    And whither Eli?

  10. twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I see that Sergio’s apology adhered strictly to the MLB approved generic apology for offenses deemed embarassing but not criminal in nature. For actual arrests Sergio’s comment would include ‘if/when I’m released from custody in (state or country)” and the team would issue a statement of support unless his 2012 ERA was 4-plus…
    Here’s the generic apology. I tried it at home once and I still had to do the dishes for a month…
    “( Player name here) released a statement through the (team name here), saying, “I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at (name of airport, nightclub, freeway exit, motel, or other), which brought negative attention to the organization and its fans. I love and respect the (team name), my teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the ( “Way” of the team indicated)”…

  11. James said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    For the haiku snobs:

    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/244646

    I saw a remaindered copy of this a few years ago, and passed on it:

  12. snarkk said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:02 am

    It must have taken something radically uncool for Sergio Romo to go off on sombody or bodies in the Vegas airport. The dude seems pretty peaceful. Some TSA agent must have demanded to frisk his beard…

  13. Flavor said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I don’t give a flying fuck about Romo being detained at the LV airport. With the crimes committed by NFL players every week, it seems ludicrous to me to care even a little bit about Romo looking at a TSA agent the wrong way or whatever it was that he did. If he wasn’t arrested, it was NOTHING……

    • twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Totally true. Which is why his generic apology only rose to the “kinda embarassing” level.

  14. snarkk said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Sweet raindrops
    Wet face skyward, exults
    Capture a moment
    Sweet victory

  15. Alleykat said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Eli in the winter
    Eli in the spring
    Giants are better without him
    To get another W/S ring

  16. snarkk said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

    El Presidente must get tired of signing W-4s…

    • twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

      2 rings and Vera’s cooking…there are worse lives.

  17. James said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I shill for Schilling
    Lincoln chafes and Jack unworthy
    Hall of Fame for Curt

  18. Bozo said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    So it looks like Joe’s kid, Nick Montana, is transferring to Tulane next year. Go Wave!

    • chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Will he make it look easy in the Big Easy???

  19. chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    But this is so damned cool. Really, where else can you talk about your passion of Giants baseball, other sports, life, share haikus, etc.??? NO-FUCKING-WHERE.

    Just another reason I love this site so much.

    And…sharing all the above with all you guys and gal…it really is a special place. Thanks, Craig!

    Now…get your haiku flappin’, MoFos…

  20. chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    busy day today
    dreaming of baseball in spring
    crack of ball off bat

  21. Alleykat said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Bengie’s big titties
    Jiggling toward first
    His man-bra is slipping
    As he stumbles in the dirt.

  22. chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Tuesday come soon please
    Lay sight on the great trophy
    Giants World Champions

  23. Irish Kevin said, on January 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    too much Haiku talk
    not enough Baseball blogging
    In my opinion

    • blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Fuck, that was awesome Kevin . . . Good one. LOL.

      • Irish Kevin said, on January 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

        Thanks blade!!

    • chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Haiku rocks! Great way to stoke the hot stove when news is slow…

  24. eddacker said, on January 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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    • pawliekokonuts said, on January 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks, Eddddd. This is a must-have, eh?

    • chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      I shared this some time ago, too. I ordered two (one for my daughter and one for me) a couple of weeks ago.

      Pawlie – yeah…for a true Giants fan (and we know you are one)…I think it is a MUST HAVE….

  25. eddacker said, on January 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I also think tickets for spring training should be available now. Scottsdale sells out of the good seats quick. You can get grass area (bleacher seats without the bleacher) but the view is distant.

    Tickets for the Giants 2013 Spring Training HOME games go on sale Thursday, January 10th at 10a.m. PT / 11a.m. MT on sfgiants.com.

    • Irish Kevin said, on January 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Yes, I forgot to put that out here, I received an email from the Giants site telling me about this.

    • chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Yep…I will be hovered over my computer, ready to pounce. My daughter and I have our airfare and hotel lined-up…just need the tix, now. When we last went (2010), I was ready promptly when the tix went on sale. I landed tickets for one of the three games I had targeted, and had to score tix for the other two via StubHub. I will NOT skimp this year…and even if I get bent over the barrel on StubHub, I WILL land killer seats for all three games. Can’t wait to smell the fresh cut grass, the aroma of hot dogs, and hear the crack of the bat and a ball pounding into a glove…

  26. eddacker said, on January 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    now = a few days
    but you all knew that

  27. Nipper said, on January 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Yawn…..when’s spring training?

    • twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      When Gaudin and Quiroz report you know it’s time for some baseball…

  28. pawliekokonuts said, on January 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I am at an excellent local place called Roji Tea Lounge, so a haiku is entirely apt. Here goes:

    Cheshire smile wisdom
    Lineups, switches, walks to mound
    Buddha Bruce Bochy

    I wrote a similar “portrait” of The Skipper in my brand-new book, ROUNDING THIRD: ZEN. BASEBALL. POEMS, but not a haiku.

  29. blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I’m not certain with whom here (Zumiee???) I was discussing DeMarcus Cousins, who got benched recently. Fast forward since he got back, he has approx. 36-40 rebounds and about 50 points in his last two games. Crossing my fingers that he can keep it up for the rest of the season.

    • chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Cousins is an animal…easily one of the best centers in the game today.He just needs to learn how to control his emotions…if he can do that…the sky is the limit. I think he would look great in a Ws uni…

      • blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

        Yeah, he was a monster tonight, with 30 points and 20 rebounds. Three suspensions though thus far this year.

  30. twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I love the haikus, I just can’t do them. You guys are all great. I’m reduced to stealing bad ones so anyone will believe they might be mine
    “Haiku’s are easy,
    but they don’t always make sense.
    Refrigerator.”

  31. twinfan1 said, on January 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    For something even more loathsome than bad haiku, here’s the Brady Bunch doing their very own cover of Don McClean’s American Pie.

    • eddacker said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      I would say thanks, but I missed the bradys the first time around and I am not going to start now.

    • chipower9 said, on January 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Marcia could shine a mean helmet…


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