Ooooh, none of ya’ll were easy on me this week. At all. Such good stuff and I love how many kept with a patriot theme. My preggie babygirl, Kymmie, came up with the theme, so credit her for that.
Let’s get started:
Moi: Oh, don’t EVEN get me started on men flocking to blondes like dogs in heat. You see it daily in my office environment. It is an amazing phenomenon to behold. Otherwise rational and practical adult males turn into 13 year old junior high boys at the sight of a blonde. No wonder so many women bleach their hair … men just fall at their feet and do what they are told. Note to self: Call hair salon immediately. It’s a contender.
Czar: Had a very creative haiku and was definitely thinking outside the box. Extra points for the visual on this also. I’m one of those black and white thinkers so seeing the pic was especially important for me on this one.
Troll: Tricky Troll had me confused with “bromide”, but curious enough to go look it up. I thought he was using “bromide” as a term for an antacid or something similar to mean covering a distaste, but this definition says different: Bromide compounds, were frequently used as sedatives in the 19th and early 20th century. This use gave the word "bromide" its colloquial connotation of a boring cliché, a bit of conventional wisdom overused as a calming phrase, or verbal sedative. Very tricky indeed. I had not heard the term used this way. Also very good visual points. It’s a contender.
Boxer: I don’t think she had one this week but if she did, I missed it somehow.
Fleurdeleo: A great visual also and obscure movie / pop culture reference. How can you go wrong with that?
Princess: High heeled and fabulous and the visuals weren’t cliché at all. In fact, the visuals were quite unexpected.
Auntie /Ether Capacious: Had three great haiku (haikus?) and egg on the face was very timely for a certain California politician. I think that one also is just great for all the cliché references in one little haiku. It’s a contender.
Fishy: What can I say? Oh the tugs at the heartstrings of a patriotic American. Standing tall haiku touches me. Plus, just the phrase “If I’m lyin, I’m dyin …” Love it. It’s a contender.
Kymmie: Oh yes, I can even hear my mom’s voice saying it and am feeling compelled to go get something accomplished because mom was that way. Get in trouble? Get yourself busy and dig your way out of it.
Chickory: I love LOVE the bull art! I think Chickie’s inner strength has surfaced, don’t you?
Karl: I can so relate to the temperature one. That’s about what has happened around here too.
THE WINNER(S) DECLARED:
It's a bromide, but...
Big Brother IS watching you.
For the greater good.
Three cliches in one haiku. Because of the sentiment of “the greater good”; sending me to the internet to look up the bromide reference; and big brother watching. And plus that phrase makes me think of Hot Fuzz, which makes me laugh.
Egg on your face, mate?
You got your just desserts. Piece
of cake? Humble Pie!
Four cliches in one haiku. Because this one can go way beyond the obvious person it brought to my mind (Arnold) … it could be Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, any number of people. Cliches of cooking referring to life. Love this.
I couldn’t decide. So both are winners in my book. The prize? Another Kymmie suggestion:
No, not Kevin Durant. But some OKC Thunder merchandise. Auntie and Troll, e-mail me your info at firstname.lastname@example.org and some Thunder will be arriving in your mailbox soon!