Archive for November, 2015

Haiku Quartet, The Ioway Way

November 30, 2015

http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/11/27/iowa-hawkeyes-college-football-playoff-nebraska-cornhuskers

“Iowa has a – special chemistry that blocks – and tackles quite well”

“To be unbeaten – just block and tackle better – than your opponents”

“When players police – each other, missed assignments – are truly reduced”

“Although teams know they’ll – see slants and outside zones they – still can’t defend them”

Haiku Trilogy, A Faustian Bargain

November 29, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/opinion/sunday/addicted-to-distraction.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&src=me&WT.nav=MostEmailed&_r=0

“Paying attention – gets traded for addictive – information highs”

“We humans have a – limited reservoir of – will and discipline”

“Shoes, booze, sex or the – internet; our defense is – always denial”

Haiku, Rahm Must Go

November 29, 2015

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/social-media-calls-to-resign-rahm-after-laquan-mcdonald-video-353771631.html

“Chicago covered – up Laquan’s murder to get – Rahm re-elected”

Haiku Duology, The New Stooges

November 29, 2015

“The Three Stooges aren’t – Curly, Larry and Moe; they’re – Donald,  George and Dick”

“America’s failed – War on Terror created – the Islamic State”

Haiku Trilogy, Troubadour vs. Troubadour

November 28, 2015

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/inside-the-restoration-of-dont-look-back-20151127

“Unwashed folksinging – vagabond becomes music’s – pop phenomenon”

“Newsreels document – moments in time; ‘Don’t Look Back’ – captures the future”

“Donovan asked Bob – to play ‘It’s All Over Now, – Baby Blue’ for him”

Haiku Trilogy, RIP La Belle Equipe

November 27, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/world/europe/after-paris-attacks-ties-that-bind-patrons-at-a-cafe-also-burn.html

“You can’t run, you can’t – hide, when shooters start shooting – you can only die”

“A perfect refuge – where the waiters know your name – and aperitif

“Paris is more a – collage of cozy places – than a big city”

Haiku, The Fearful Blue Line, 2

November 26, 2015

http://chicagoreporter.com/how-chicago-tried-to-cover-up-a-police-execution/

“Big city cops like – to shoot black people first and – ask questions later”

“White cop takes fifteen – seconds to shoot sixteen slugs – into black teen’s back”

“Racist cops kill blacks – with impunity under – a code of silence”

Haiku, The Fearful Blue Line

November 26, 2015

http://abc7chicago.com/news/laquan-mcdonald-protesters-aim-to-disrupt-black-friday-shopping/1100319/

“But for the dashcams – Laquan McDonald’s killer – would still be at large”

Haiku Trilogy, Minneapolice, 2

November 25, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/25/us/minneapolis-shooting-protest-police-jamar-clark.html?_r=0

“‘Mommy that man the – police shot looks like Daddy. – Why did they shoot him?'”

“Minnesota not – so nice; vigilantes shoot – cop shop protesters”

“Vigilante law: – First Amendment not welcome – in Minnesota”

Haiku, Iowa Number Two

November 24, 2015

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/11/22/9777804/iowa-hawkeyes-football-2015-rankings

“Hawkeyes did not play – Charleston Southern, rank them – ahead of the Tide”