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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


Thursday Thirteen
News Haikus You Can Use!!!

1. Haiku is a form of poetry from Japan.

2. As kids we were taught that it must be written in three lines, and that instead of rhyming, we were to pay attention to the number of syllables in each line.

3. The number of syllables should be 5 in the first line, 7 in the second, then 5 in the last.

4. Now many other forms are accepted, even among Western haiku writers.

5. Even so, I'm sticking with the 5-7-5, because I'm familiar with it, and I'm just doing this for fun.

6. Hiccups a possible sign of cancer: study
I guess I'm OK
No sudden weight loss for me
Just these damn hiccups
7. US says gas may hit $3 a gallon
Three bucks a gallon?
What are we going to do?
It's beans again, kids.
8. Ahmadinejad: Oil Price Is Lower Than Value
That's five syllables right there
This haiku's a snap!
9. Oklahoma Marks Bombing's 11th Anniversary
Eleven years now
since that early morning blast
Can you believe it?
10. Did Tom eat the placenta?
Tasty placenta!
Can Tom Cruise get more creepy?
I'm scared to find out.
11. Mumps Hits Midwest, More Vaccine Promised
Aren't there shots for that?
Don't breathe on us, Iowa!
Same with L.A.'s plague.
12. Pa. Professor Develops Snake-Like Robots
Snake-like robots, why?
These are not the droids I want!
Where's C3PO?
13. States Omitting Minorities' Test Scores
No Child Left Behind
Does this ever bring good news?
What a load of crap.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens! If you've done a Thirteen this week, please do leave me a comment and link yourself up. :-) Don't skip the comment part, though, because I get all crabby, and you wouldn't like me when I'm crabby.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Here's my 5-7-5:

Your Haikus are great!
Did you write them on Nyquil?
I hope you are well.
Way to go, JD, I knew there was a reason I love you!
lol, where do you get this stuff?
our gas prices here are sky high as well, it supposed to be in anticipation of the hurricane season? didn't that season just end? i don't understand why they put them up already, what happens if there are no hurricanes that take out the gas supply?
BSTS-I think it comes from the part of the brain that other people use to store directions to places they've been a hundred times...I may be able to write silly haikus, but I get lost on the way to the post office.
Wow...very creative! Mine will auto-post at midnight.
Great list!!!
I'm cracking up.
Ahh, the memories of English class.

My TT is up now. Happy Thursday!
Those were fun! Great list!! Our gas is up to $3.19 so far here.
cute. I never got into poetry...although I did compose one great lymrick.
Great idea for a TT. My TT is up now too!
Excellent. I have written one Haiku in my life! When I was about 7. Don't remember it, but it can't have been as great as any of yours.

My list is up.
That's interesting!! I like haiku number 8! my TT is up!
Ewwww... on the Tom Cruise news! ;)
Very clever!
You're so good at that!
You could write a Haiku Book.
Come see my Thirteen.

(I did it! Didn't I? WOOT! I can't remember the last time I did a haiku!)
That was so cool!
My TT is up!
Wow. That was an impressive feat for your 13! I totally agree with you on NCLB.
I was going to write my response in Haiku form, but I am not creative at 8 am.

My list is up
Jen, You were the first to welcome me- thanks for that. I was never very good at coloring in the lines or rhyming or staying within the speedlimit to include word counts but it is fun to attempt. I shall one day soon. Be Blessed!
Haha, I love it! I remember having to write Haikus in school...but I never had this much fun with them!
Sheesh...$3.00 a gallon...good thing I like staying at home. *s*
Gas prices are sick
we all weep for OKC
TomKat is sick too
A Thursday Thirteen
that we can all laugh about
keep up the good work.

My TT is up!
This is more like it
just some imagination
doesn't go amiss

Great T13! :)
Jen's Thursday Thirteen
Is always a welcome thing
Keep it up now girl
Great Haikus! However, I just paid over $3 a gallon for gas. Ick!

My list is up!
Those are fun.

My 13 is up.
Great haikus! They are fun to write!
*Overts breath because she's Iowan*

Good list. I had to click on a couple of those. Agast at Tom Cruise for actually saying Katie can scream as loud as she wants during childbirth. I so wanna pull his liver out through his ...well I'll Haiku it for you.

Tom is not my man...
Let's see him scream like a girl
Dear God, Give him a cramp.
See a comment here.
I'm not a good poetess.
I gave it a go.
You are so freakin' clever.
I am walking away in shame now.

Great list!
Happy Thursday!
Mine are up.
Diary of the Nello
Your list is soo funny!!! :)

Happy TT
Love the haikus! I am not that clever...ever!

I'm late with the TT.
I never could do the Haiku thing, yours are great.

My TT is up at
I just love those haikus!! Excellent!!
Lovely. I haven't done a Haiku since the 6th grade. Come to think of it, I don't think I did them before the 6th grade either!
Oh oh, interesting list :-) Never tried Haiku.

My TT ist just strange ;-)
I envy your creativity, and look forward to your next week's list.
Mine is up.
Sending good vibes your way,
Haiku, why bless you! Need a tissue? hehehe Actually, it's rather funny cause my 12 year old just had me help her with Haikus. Freaky.......
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