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Take that, haiku writers!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Okay, I've never heard of this dude, but guy on Comedy Central has thrown down the poetic gauntlet to the masses with a 224-word palindrome poem.
    http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/02/demetri-martins-palindrome-poem.html
    Somebody's got way too much time on his hands. WAY too much time. And far too much weed.
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Khartoum weeps.
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Worst. Haiku. Ever.
     
  4. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    There once was a man named Martin
    Whose poetry smelled just like fartin'
    But he's on TV
    and I'm not, you see
    And that leaves my sphincter a-smartin'
     
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Write cool poems, yes.
    But can he cook halibut?
    [/An SJ crossthread]
     
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Now that's impressive
     
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Here we go again
    Nothing like a bad haiku
    To increase the snark
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Dude is long-winded
    Much too long for me to read
    His poem's dumb, too.
     
  9. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Demetri Martin
    commercialized irony
    humorless by choice?
     
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm trying to figure out how that's a palindrome on any level.
     
  11. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    122 words in, the whole thing repeats in reverse order, letter-by-letter, IJAG. Agreed, most of it makes no sense whatsoever. Still, I'm impressed.
     
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The literal definition level? Unless I'm really missing something.
     
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