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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Cursed by Allah
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Haiku of Big Gary C
I've finally made a decision in the urban legend haiku contest. It was tough, because there were so many good entries, but I've decided to give the book to Big Gary C, based on the consistently high quality of his entries. He clearly has a knack for urban legend haiku. Here are a few of his entries:
(Ten English Names for Snow)
Flakes, drifts, flurries, slush,
Blizzard, powder, crust, white stuff,
whiteout, ice crystals.
We brought our cute pet
Back from our Mexican tour.
He loves cheese; fears cats.

Ev'ry stick of gum
I've ever chewed and swallowed
Is still inside me.

In elevator,
big black man with dog says, "Sit!"
So everyone does.

I had the biggest
beehive hairdo in town, 'til
spiders ate my brain.

Oh, waiter, waiter!
Won't you please feed my dog now?
No, no! Not to me!

Cheney's pocket's full
of something; so they don't call
him "Dick" for nothing.

Once you start writing
verses in Haiku format,
it's hard to stop it.

To be honest, I liked reading everyone's haiku so much that I didn't want the contest to stop. So I'm going to try to give the haiku a more permanent (better organized) place on my site and allow people to keep adding more of it. Maybe I'll also make this an ongoing contest, awarding a prize every month. Or something like that. Stay tuned.
Categories: Miscellaneous, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Mon Nov 22, 2004
Comments (7)
Congratulations to Gary smile
Posted by Sharruma  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  10:29 PM
Congrats Gary C!!!

I'm looking forward to the haiku feature Alex. What talent we have around here. excaim
Posted by Myst  on  Tue Nov 23, 2004  at  05:16 AM
Haiku contest won
By Big Gary C's opus.
I liked the 'gum' one.
Posted by Sophie  on  Tue Nov 23, 2004  at  12:36 PM
Congratulations, Big Gary C!
Posted by John  on  Tue Nov 23, 2004  at  10:42 PM
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