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Competition: Round Fourteen


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#1 maggiethecat

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:57 PM

Our Founding Father, Jason Perlow, has a near Zen affinity for haiku. I reprint one here, from the Mos Burger thread:

Rick Bayless Baguette
Artificial salsa crap
rots in my stomach

Or, from the same thread, by user smallworld:

hot jalapenos
nestled on processed cheddar
cheesy harmony

Here's a quick refresher on the haiku, that venerable Japanese verse form.

Take five syllables
Then add seven syllables
Come up with five more

Three lines in format
Mention a season, (maybe)
All about food, please.

A Burger King Rodeo Cheeseburger deserves to be immortalized in verse; likewise an Italian Beef sandwich from Al's #1 on Taylor street. But for those of you who are sticklers for the seasonal reference, we've got a season with a gonzo food theme, so I'm expanding the Smackdown to include Thanksgiving Haiku. Maybe something like:

Oh late November
I thank you Great Creator
green bean casserole.

You can do better
Post your entries over here Entries: Round Fourteen
Greasy and salty.

Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."
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1912-2008

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#2 maggiethecat

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:17 PM

Summon seventeen syllables, then smack 'em down. I'm closing this round midnight tonight, December 7th, in a time zone of your choice.

Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."
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1912-2008

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#3 maggiethecat

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Posted 15 December 2003 - 08:23 PM

Many good entries
Your judges are working hard
Be patient with us

Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."
Studs Terkel

1912-2008

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#4 Mayhaw Man

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Posted 15 December 2003 - 08:32 PM

The judges dally
Inquiring minds want to know
who won the big prize
Brooks Hamaker, aka "Mayhaw Man"

There's a train everyday, leaving either way...

#5 maggiethecat

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Posted 18 December 2003 - 10:58 PM

I talked to Fat Guy
He's got the winning ballots
They'll post next Monday.

You were brilliant!
I have to thank you, Jason.
We all love haiku.

Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."
Studs Terkel

1912-2008

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