Pop Culture in 17 Syllables

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In our brave new world of news bytes, instant messaging and dwindling attention spans, the haiku is making a comeback.


– noun; a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.

popular culture

- noun; contemporary lifestyle and items that are well known and generally accepted, cultural patterns that are widespread within a population; also called pop culture

Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English

Frog jumps into pond…

Splash! Ripple! But I don't care

I've got my iPod

Is it wrong to have

Feelings for Hermione?

She's 18 now, right?

Click here, you'll agree…

Se7en is twice the movie!

And then some! Shameless

Woke up happy, then:

Spice Girls announce reunion

Suicidal now

This is what passes for news?

Time-Warner: Bite me.

Chinese prisoners

Plus the greatest song ever?

Nothing wrong with that

Thought: “Elevenade”

Motto: “Our energy drink

Goes to eleven”

Greatest hip-hop feud:

Lady Sovereign versus

The Jelly Donut

Two more years of Bush

Don't know if I can make it

I hear Quebec's nice

Went to a rave once

Woke up in San Diego

Naked. Ah, good times…

What the hell is this?

Fight Club for pick-up artists?

Jesus Christ. Men suck.

E-mailed Karen O

And asked her to marry me

For the 18th time

Barry Bonds? Steroids?

His head grows between innings

So, probably, yeah

A real-time haiku:

Dear giant bug on my porch

Please buzz off. Thank you.

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