July 28, 2005
As you might have noticed by my lack of postings, things have been kind of busy for me. Couple that fact with the idiots in the legislature and governor's office, and you've got a very stressed out author of the Greet Machine. So, I've been thinking about ways to relax and take all this stuff off of my mind. Or maybe even to just change my focus and rethink how I relate with the world around me. Then out of the blue, I got an email from long time Greet Machine reader "Jim in St. Paul" who gave me a great idea: why don't we try some haikus?
Now, before we try some haikus we all have to get in the mood. You know, think about gurgling brooks, chirping birds, the smell of fresh cut grass inside of a new Twins stadium ... ahhh, my mind is clear. Let's try something else. Focus on this picture for a while:
There ... how do you feel? Are you mentally ready for the relaxing atmosphere of the haiku? "Jim in St. Paul" provides the first example of bliss:
Yes ... the universal truth of Pawlenty's stupidity is like a relaxing stream trickling around my feet. Let me give it a try:
Are you with me? Because after those two haikus I am in my happy place. And in my happy place there is a unicameral legislature, a governor that cares more about the citizens of this state than the Taxpayer's league, and all the Sunkist orange pop I can drink. Shall we try another? I think we shall:
I'm almost there. I have almost achieved nirvana ... the moksha of my existence is within sight. Could you help me reach that plane? Please submit your own haiku for all of us to enjoy, and you may also attain enlightenment ...
Posted by snackeru at July 28, 2005 8:47 AM | Stadiums
Reps have all failed us
Incumbents all need to go
Overhaul is here
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at July 28, 2005 9:02 AM
3 cents on ev'ry
20 dollar purchase, that
should be a fair price...
C. Miller had a
higher batting average
than the ballpark tax...
But what about the
kids? critics say, don't they need
some assistance too?
"leaders" cannot decide what
to do, T-Paw stalls.....
Dreams of freshly mowed
grass, sun-drenched bleachers and a
classy ballpark -- dashed...
Dashed because we can't
think past narrow interests,
scared of the future.
Posted by: freealonzo at July 28, 2005 9:40 AM
Nice one Craig, if you have lawn signs made up with that put me down for one.
Posted by: Jim in St. Paul at July 28, 2005 9:21 PM
Sleeping around all day long
Growing no thinner
"I think I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese. I really think so"...greatest song lyrics since "Video Killed The Radio Star" by Buggles. But can you name the group!!?!?
Posted by: Brian Maas at July 28, 2005 9:47 PM
That would be the Vapors!
I am seriously considering going that route come the elections of having some signs made up and even some bumper stickers. Wonder if they will let me publish a letter in the opinion section of the Strib on this?
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at July 29, 2005 8:26 AM
Thanks, Shane. Now that I'm all relaxed, all that remains is to...
...KILL THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA!!!
Posted by: David Wintheiser at August 1, 2005 6:06 PM
What the ?!?!? Ha! I must admit that I am not aware of any particular reason the Prime Minister of Malaysia must die. But haikus can have a strange effect on some people...
Posted by: Shane at August 1, 2005 8:04 PM