Thursday, May 17, 2007

Haiku/Gesundheit (Volume XLX)

washington's two-hour stint as tom selleck
(or, "my cat speaks for us all")

man shaves his goatee
leaving only a mustache
maude hisses & runs


the idiot speaketh
(or, "what not to say at an important meeting")

a week's worth of work
summarized by yours truly:
i wrote on my face
rethink doublethink

chief among those was
a mighty warrior, armed with
syntax like arrows
you are my napalm pilot

old tongues burn to speak:
if i say i am lost would
you come to find me?

17 comments:

XOXO said...

During that meeting, did you by any chance try to change the battery in your camera? Just wondering.

MelO said...

lol! nice work. "my cat speaks for us all..." ha ha ha

love it!

Pamela said...

bwaahaaa haaa Maude..hissed!!!!

I remember when my husband shaved his mustache, I thought he was the pizza delivery boy

Anonymous said...

My take on facial hair is simple: If you're going to bear, bear Grizzly. It is either a beard or nothing.

If it is any consolation, I think I had grease on my nose when I took the wheel in to the bike shop to be trued.

The last one has me wondering. I feel a story in there somewhere.
~BPP

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

XOXO - Ha! I had forgotten about that little, um, "incident."

Further proof that I should NEVER go to meetings.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

MelO & Pamela - Glad you both enjoyed it. :) It was actually quite amusing to witness. And I don't think it's a coincidence that Washington then promptly finished what he started (i.e. he shaved the rest off).

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

BPP - I think he was doing it as a goof, anyway. He knows I don't think there are too many men out there who can pull off the mustache look. Tom Selleck perhaps being the ONLY one.

But, yes, goatees and beards are nice.

Did the grease come off?

And... perhaps. It's an ongoing narrative, though.

Lee said...

I'm still not over Alex Trebek shaving off his stache, so I'm with Maude.

*hiss*

XOXO said...

I don't think I could ever forget something like that!
I always say or do something ridiculous at important serious times...like the time we were taking communion and I dropped my "bread." I looked everywhere for it. Finally after the whole thing was finished I found it in the cuff of my pants.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Lee - I'm with you on that one. And I had completely forgotten to mention Alex in the league of "guys who look good with a mustache."

Sam Elliott also belongs in that category, I guess. So now we have three who can pull the look off.

But I think that's about it.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

XOXO - That's hilarious. Sounds like we've both had difficulties with communion.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Oh, wait. My sister's boyfriend can also pull off the mustache look.

The list is growing.

Academic Advisor said...

Oh, I don't know. Though it is not my usually appearance, I can and have worn just a mustache before. In fact, I believe I was thus envisaged at Darling Wife's first Halloween party in JP. Did you make it to that one, T? Or was that the time when you drove around all night and never found JP?

Anyway, I think our prejudice against the 'stache is a generational thing. As children of the 80s and 90s, mustaches have a silly and dated look to us. But there was a time when a lot of men wore them, and no one thought they were rediculous. And since so many other things have refurfaced lately, you just never know if mustaches might come back like bell bottoms... oh, excuse me... boot cut pants. Not likely, but possible. And if it happens, see how long it takes us to think there is nothing funny about them again.

Like BPP, I am intrigued by the last haiku. I can't put the title, the first line, and the second & third lines together into anything that makes sense. My single acceptable interpretation is a disturbing one. But knowing you...

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

AcAd- The way you integrated bell bottoms into the discussion really cracked me up. I'd never stopped to consider that they're essentially the same thing (though I believe some bell bottoms were generally bigger than the waste band).

And, I'll have to add you to the list. I do recall your 'stache and believe that you, too, are able to pull it off. I think it has something to do with you being from the south.

PS - I made it safely to that party, I believe (I took the train). I went as a tool. It was a later party -- after a move, I think, when I tried to get there by car -- that things went awry.

The last haiku is about loneliness, I guess.

Winter said...

Hahahaha...

Stacy said...

"You are my Napalm pilot"
Yes, I'd try to find you, but I usually am lost myself. Great line.

Meh said...

...I have to share, that last week, Adam was sporting the "molestache." He had it for about two days. Very, very creepy. There's no other way to describe it.