News Appetizers in Haiku Woo-hoo!

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It’s f’ing hot in here. So take off all your clothes. And sit in front of the air conditioning with some ice cream. And read some news haiku.
It is hot everywhere and no one has power

It’s miserable
It’s f’ing hot all over
I still hate winter
(NPR)

Sometimes planes crash

Rio-to-Paris
Crash caused by pilot error
And faulty sensor
(Al Jazeera)

In Argentina, some children were taken, and now someone’s serving time

Jorge Videla
Sentenced to 50 years for
Kidnapping babies
(Al Jazeera)

No one will ever have any money again

European Bank
Cuts eurozone interest rates
Will it save Europe?
(BBC)

I really don’t know if Wikileaks does any good

Latest Wikileak
Features Syrian emails
Think this will change things?
(BBC)

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  1. Avatar of twiddle
    twiddle

    Haiku make me happy,
    the state of the news makes me sad…
    I am conflicted.

    Random sidebar: one of the ads to the right on my screen is for Asian wives. Really? Is that some awesome keyword searching on my end or by filtering keywords on the page? I’m aaaalmost tempted to click on it, but I’m sure I would just be horrified/saddened by the website it takes me to.

     

    1. Avatar of Opifex
      Opifex

      I’ve got adds for electrical components (related to my job) and for car insurance, so I’m thinking they are trying to figure it out from the reverse add whatsit stuff.

      1. Avatar of [M] QoB
        [M] QoB

        Hilariously, I’m getting ads for the broadband company I’m using to view the ads. I think their ad is wasted on me.

        Ooo, and now  a baby clothes ad. WHAT ARE THEY IMPLYING?

        1. Avatar of [E] Selena MacIntosh
          [E] Selena MacIntosh

          I get lots of “Learn to code! Get your CS degree online!” I try not to take them personally. Currently I have an ad for a hosting company (ha!) and one for improving my credit score.

          I have almost zero control over the ads. I can opt out of some categories in Google, but our other ad server is through Lijit, and they don’t let me filter anything.  Google Ads are set up not to display weight loss, snake oil, pervy or offensive ads, for the most part. (Thank SallyJ for figuring out how to do that.)

      2. Avatar of twiddle
        twiddle

        Well then geez- what have I been entering into my search bar that gets me Asian wives?? Of course this time it’s an ad for Christian singles. So wrong on two counts, but obviously I need to search for more awesome things on the googles.

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