If you people failed to check out the comments from yesterday's entry on the Goulash Haiku Contest, you are missing perhaps the most amusing set of comments ever featured here. A full-scale haiku war erupted, that saw 24 gems written by 7 people, all of which shall be counted as entries for the First Annual Goulash Contest. Not only that, but Internet Fancyboy Brendan Adkins got into the act on his site (03.09.2004 1235hrs post), contributing a moving entry that also struck a blow for victory in the Google wars. If this thing continues to bust up, I'll have no choice but to rename it Haiku Idol. Don't forget: you only have until 11:59 PM on March 15th to enter! Quickly, strap on your haiku pants and get to poetrifying!
With the smashing success of the contest comes a great burden. What happens when the deadline rolls around, I pick the best entry, and then the disgruntled losers storm Powell Manor, angry mob style? How on earth could I turn my legion of Sasquatch security guards against these people, whose only crime is loving Goulash too much? To be honest, I've done this before when Danza busted down the door after a Flintstone Vitamin bender, but I felt a tingle of remorse as my bigfoots thrashed him to the point of delirium with their bamboo rods. So, what I need is someone to help me take the heat when the highly questionable verdict is rendered for the winner. Are there 2 people out there who haven't entered the haiku contest yet who'd like to be judges with me? Email me or leave me a comment, if so. We'll split all bribes evenly, and in exchange for your service, you will also win a fabulous prize. I'm just like Santa Claus when it comes to haiku contests, except that I'll even let Jews and Muslims can get in on this.
Here's a PSSSST to all the nerds out there. PSSSSST: I updated my RSS feed today from RSS 1.0 to RSS 2.0, so you can now view entire posts in all their glory in the feed. If that causes anyone's aggregator to poop its pants, just let me know and I'll get to fiddlin' or, more likely, I'll just buy your computer some diapers. Hint, hint: this act of benevolence ought to inspire some haiku. Keep up with the contest entries!Posted by Cody at March 9, 2004 6:24 PM