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Vote For Your Favorite Haiku!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HAIKU

  • Dan, "$15 lube oil, filter"

    Votes: 11 44.0%
  • Nerudite, "Big Box"

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • jtfortin, "NIMBY"

    Votes: 2 8.0%
  • El Feo, "Redneck Zoning"

    Votes: 4 16.0%
  • KMateja, "Fifty Foot Setback"

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Mike Stumpf, "DNR"

    Votes: 2 8.0%

  • Total voters
    25
  • Poll closed .
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Chet

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As you can see from the poll, I've picked the finalists. There were a lot of great haikus, and it was difficult to narrow the field!

They are repeated here so you don't need to hunt for them:

Dan, $15 oil, filter, and lube
portable sign man
why do you always forget
to get a permit

portable sign man
the arrow can't b3 blinking
you n33d mor3 l3tt3rs


Nerudite, Big Box Lament
Sea of cars and trucks
Baking asphalt, why no trees?
Must protect sign views


jtfortin, NIMBY
Don't you put that there
The land should stay open space
But I won't buy it


El Feo, Redneck Zoning
The four G's of good
Guv'mint: God, Gates, Guns and Get
the Hell off my land


KMateja's Fifty Foot Setback
Fifty Foot Setback!
Destroyer of the street scape.
where has back yard gone?


Mike Stumpf's series, DNR
Ditch relocation.
A water of the US.
You need a permit.

Ditch relocation.
Restore the natural stream.
But it was man-made!

Need to fill wetland
Created three years ago.
Why is this so hard?

New jobs and taxes
Helping the city to grow
Mean nothing to them.

Avoid and minimize.
Done, now fill and compensate?
Mitigation sucks!

We made this wetland.
Haven't we proven ourselves?
DNR is dogmatic.

POLL WILL BE OPEN 7 DAYS Cast your vote now!
 

prudence

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Chicago-style

Vote early, vote often.

No hanging chads, please. Be sure to fill the entire circle. #2 pencils only.
 

donk

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I will start the lobbying for my favorite on the list, Red neck zoning.

I hear at least one of those comments every day, and people here are only tenants of the crown.
 
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I think some of the other Haiku's deserve recognition as well. Maybe there should be a Miscellaneous category??
 

Chet

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Planderella said:
I think some of the other Haiku's deserve recognition as well. Maybe there should be a Miscellaneous category??
There are tons of great ones, and unfortunately folks like Boiker, Rustbelt, Glomer, Planderalla, etc etc got whittled out. I used a few soild criteria -

-planning related
-make me smile or laugh
-true haiku form

and a few subjective ones as well. IN the end, a poll of more than 6 wouldn't have worked. We can definitely open this thread to discussion of the "honorable mentions"....
 

Dan

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Don't feel obligated to brownnose the board administrator by voting for me. I'm already flattered by everyone's presence here. :)
 

Tranplanner

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Damn, guess I should have concentrated on planning haikus, and less on other stuff.

Bet I know which one Planderella likes best!
 

Chet

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WE HAVE A WINNER

Dan Tasman has a "Haiku Mandate"! Congrats Dan, and we look forward to your entries in First Annual Cyburbia Limerick Contest!

On that note, in accordance with the policies and proceedures initiated in "Guess the City" I believe Dan must initiate that thread.
 
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