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Location-specific haiku
October 14, 2008 8:50 PM   Subscribe

Location-specific haiku
posted by harhailla.harhaluuossa (23 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Seems like a cool idea, but I'm not about to give my cellphone number out to a random website.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:03 PM on October 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Non-Specific location Haiku:

You're finally here
It sure took you long enough
Get to work or you're fired
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 9:09 PM on October 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Seems like a cool idea, if your location is in Ontario (which the site stipulates as a requirement) and you want to give your phone number out to, like, whoever, and you'd actually pay any sort of text messaging charge to receive this, uh, poetry.

Yeah, very cool idea.

Also... why is this here?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:12 PM on October 14, 2008


Oh, and one more reason it's a cool idea: many of the poems leave off the letter E at the ends of words. Very cool.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:14 PM on October 14, 2008


Metafilter verse
Read by lurkers and MeFites
Written by cabal
posted by lukemeister at 9:16 PM on October 14, 2008


Seems like a cool idea, if your location is in Ontario (which the site stipulates as a requirement) and you want to give your phone number out to, like, whoever,

... Maybe you're not sarcastically latching onto my phrasing as a deliberate attempt to be rude, but yes. That is what I said. I like the concept of user specific randomly generated haikus, but distrust this implementation.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:21 PM on October 14, 2008


Deletion haiku
"This is just for Canada.
And it's weird. - Cortex"
posted by cashman at 9:26 PM on October 14, 2008 [3 favorites]


Sorry Solon, no diss to you personally intended at all.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:30 PM on October 14, 2008


They have a Twitter with some example haikus:
"Fall night, Dixie & dundas, mississauga" -- in shutterd buildngs / frisky opossums look up / smell frm restaurants
I guess the missing Es and stuff like "frm" saves characters when texting.
posted by Korou at 9:32 PM on October 14, 2008


firm restaurants?
posted by lukemeister at 9:40 PM on October 14, 2008


Whoa, I am clearly being oversensitive. I'm sorry, flapjax, haikus apparently bring out the worse in me.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:43 PM on October 14, 2008


location: bedroom chez desjardins.

Cats behind closed door
meowing for it to open.
Not until morning.
posted by desjardins at 9:49 PM on October 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


"Fall night, Dixie & dundas, mississauga"
in shutterd buildngs
frisky opossums look up
smell frm restaurants


You know, anything with frisky opossums is alright by me.
posted by nickyskye at 9:50 PM on October 14, 2008


this is just to say
Ontario: so cold and
give me back my plums
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:50 PM on October 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


You know, anything with frisky opossums is alright by me.

Leave it to nickyskye to find something positive. I've said it before and I'll say it again: you're a ray of light!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:53 PM on October 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


you're a ray of light
now dish me up a bowl of
frisky opossum stew
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:02 PM on October 14, 2008


Server Error Now,
Your GPS was blocked,
by autumn leaves

Server Error Now,
Your GPS was blocked,
by blanket of snow
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:10 PM on October 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Clever Haiku is
sophisticated message
saying: you are here
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:13 PM on October 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hm, nothing clever at Church & Carleton I see. Someone want to text in a location in "boy's town" and see how specific they get?

Perhaps the address of a Japanese restauraunt and see if they send back an actual Japanese haiku.
posted by GuyZero at 10:18 PM on October 14, 2008


An added element to this challenge is that it's written in textspeak. hmm.

49th an Seventh summer ends
Lehman turns 2 autumn crash
hotdogs dollar

49th n funky Bway
skyscrapr heartbeat
Obamarama
posted by nickyskye at 11:35 PM on October 14, 2008


I've had location-specific haiku on my site for some time.
posted by bwg at 1:44 AM on October 15, 2008


In Bethesda you can't remember your name
'cos a billyclub hurts
when you're hit in the brains
posted by basilwhite at 3:05 AM on October 15, 2008


It's impossumbl 2 express my gratitud 4 this thread
posted by lukemeister at 5:13 AM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


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