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May 05, 2006

DSL Issues and Ice Cream Haiku

I'm having connection issues today (I'm typing this by using my cell phone as a modem. Hey! This cell phone thingie does seem to come in handy). I'll be back when they get resolved. In the meantime, here's an open thread for you. I suggest you fill it with Haiku about your favorite ice cream flavor.

Cherry Garcia
Jerry had diabetes
That's some irony.

See? Easy. Your turn.

Posted by john at May 5, 2006 10:09 AM

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Stan | May 5, 2006 10:37 AM

Ice Cream and Haikus?
I can't think of anything;
Brain freeze really sucks.

Kevin Q | May 5, 2006 10:41 AM

Rocky Road tastes fine.
Like snow on sugar gravel
Chocolate cover'd.


(To scan properly, pronounce chocolate so that it has 3 syllables.)

Harry Connolly | May 5, 2006 10:42 AM

Oh, Chubby Hubby
So salty sweet, but shamef'ly
Your name could be mine.

Don't real haikus have to mention one of the four seasons? I thought there was a different name for a seasonless haiku.

Kevin Q | May 5, 2006 10:52 AM

Harry, according to Wikipedia, a haiku should contain a word or phrase "descriptive of the season in which the [poem] is set." So, falling leaves, snow, heat, sun, &c.


John Scalzi | May 5, 2006 10:57 AM

Harry: Yes -- there should be some seasonal reference for it to be a true haiku. I think most people informally recogize a 5-7-5 poem as a haiku, however.

(yes, I'm still having DSL problems. I'm on the phone with the tech people as we speak.)

Gabe | May 5, 2006 10:57 AM

I ate way too much.
Stomach distended and sore.
Seppuku sounds good.

John League | May 5, 2006 11:00 AM

My gram said "sher-bet"
My dear wife says it "sher-bert"
My son says "ice cream"

AliceB | May 5, 2006 11:01 AM

Coffee in winter,
Frozen yet sweet bitterness,
Gives highs to my lows.

Dane | May 5, 2006 11:41 AM

Soft Tin-roof Sundae
cutting through my enamel
sweet toxic buzzsaw

CoolBlue | May 5, 2006 11:42 AM

Ice Cream Haiku, what?
I like Vanilla Ice Cream
Does that mean something?

minz | May 5, 2006 12:23 PM

Vibrant greens emerge
Chinatown Ice Cream Fact'ry
Green Tea Ice Cream mmmmm

Lychee and Red Bean
Chinatown Ice Cream Fact'ry
Cool treat beats the heat

Durian Ginger
Chinatown Ice Cream Fact'ry
Choc'late exotic?

Any guesses my favorite place to go for a scoop?

I scream you scream we
all scream for Chinatown Ice
Cream Fact'ry ice cream

Joe Hass | May 5, 2006 12:48 PM

Chocolate Peanut Butter
It's been a while since
I've been to Baskin Robbins

claire | May 5, 2006 12:54 PM

young squirrels scamper
cheeks suggestive with nuts, but
i don't like ice cream

Nate | May 5, 2006 01:06 PM

chunky monkey ice cream treat
made from real monkey?
the world may never know

wil | May 5, 2006 01:37 PM

Chunky Monkey

for a sugar-rich meal,

instant napping...

Jas | May 5, 2006 01:39 PM

why on earth ice cream?
when Kopps transforms eggs and cream
to frozen custard

Jp | May 5, 2006 01:40 PM

Phish Food makes me gulp
Brainless mouthfuls eagerly
Look! There's a castle!

Regan | May 5, 2006 01:46 PM

Some days a scoop of
Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla
Makes Texas worthwhile.

Melanie | May 5, 2006 01:50 PM

Yo, Tin Roof ice cream;
While your name is metallic
You taste like da bomb

Melanie | May 5, 2006 01:54 PM

Okay, since there's supposed to be a seasonal reference in a haiku:

Blue Bell Tin Roof -- yum!
But only there at certain
Times of the year. Damn.

Gabe | May 5, 2006 01:56 PM

"cheeks suggestive with nuts"

Best. Haiku. Innuendo. Evar.

AliceB | May 5, 2006 02:00 PM

Damn. You've got me going...

Coffee in springtime
Cool breeze with pale flowers
Starbucks in sweet cream

Coffee in summer
Drips off cone onto fingers
And floor for dog treat.

Coffee in autumn
Brings the chills somewhat sooner.
It's okay by me.

Dan Layman-Kennedy | May 5, 2006 02:58 PM

Shit! I can't decide.
One each: Peanut Butter, Mint
Chip, Goo-Goo Cluster.

oshee | May 5, 2006 03:21 PM

I love chocolate chip
But Ice Cream does Not love me
Makes me all bloated

Emily | May 5, 2006 03:21 PM

A freezer case pint
calls my name as I walk by
I have but two hands!

Ann | May 5, 2006 03:41 PM

I like spumoni--
chocolate, cherries, and nuts.
Say, "That's Italian!"

Mris | May 5, 2006 03:41 PM

Ghirardelli chips
with boysenberry sorbet
leave few syllables.

And that's all I'm saying on that: I used to be a short poem addict. Timprov and I wrote several gross of limericks in a fortnight in college, and haiku were nearly as bad shortly thereafter. So I am entirely on the wagon for limericks, and I keep strict limitations on my haiku output.

Luke | May 5, 2006 04:59 PM

This will be tricky for those of us whose favorite ice cream flavor is more than 17 syllables long!

Fortunately, I do not think many of us are in this category.

Slowly spinning cone:
sun racing with the eater
for butter pecan

suz | May 5, 2006 07:34 PM

Peanut Butter Crunch
Soft serve is not ice cream
Dairy Queen still wins

Scott | May 5, 2006 08:18 PM

bad bowel habits
why must icecream be pleasant
lactose taunts me

Djscman | May 5, 2006 10:27 PM

A strawberry swirl,
Spoon under the summer sun.
Mouth glows with sweet cold.

Corina | May 6, 2006 04:32 AM

mint cookies and cream
but I really wish they made
just plain mint ice cream

John Scalzi | May 6, 2006 09:15 AM

They do, Corina!
I had me some just last night
Made from Andes mints.

Pat | May 6, 2006 12:28 PM

Velvet Dip soft serve,
only available in
summer: what a treat.

Anne C. | May 6, 2006 01:29 PM

flavor explosion
gelato ruined me for
American treats

handmade is better
but from a big grocery store
Godiva will do

Anne C. | May 6, 2006 01:32 PM

oops, meant to fix that to:

handmade is better
but from a grocery store
Godiva will do

darn groce-ry/groc-er-y

tator | May 17, 2006 07:39 PM

i love the ice cream!
icecream is very awesome!
ever-one loves it

yogita | February 25, 2007 08:23 PM

oh how delightful
angielina flavored cream
midnight snack, yummy!!!!

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