Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, as poetry

August 25, 2013

Haiku, at that.

Mark Sackler at Millennium Conjectures is making haiku verses from the search terms used on his blog.  Haiku has some firm rules anyway, and this makes the challenge all the greater.

And it produces some interesting stuff, though this one may be just odd:

Existential Stench

I am alone in
Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub blog
with Pepe Le Pou*

(The asterisk notes that this is how the searcher spelled it.)

An unlinked reference — some sort of indication of making it into the bloggynet conscience!

Read more at Mark’s place. (And check out the Savage Chickens cartoon.)

More, maybe only tangentially-related:

Bust of Vice President Millard Fillmore, by Robert Cushing, U.S. Senate Chamber

Does the ghost of Millard Fillmore approve? Bust of Vice President Millard Fillmore, by Robert Cushing, U.S. Senate Chamber


Amazon haiku to Sen. Wendy Davis’s pink Mizuno shoes

June 27, 2013

(Yes, you’re right — the shoes are red, not pink.)

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis‘s filibuster so insinuated itself into our culture already that it is now a part of shoe reviews at Amazon.com:

Mizuno running shoes for sale at Amazon.com -- the same shoes Sen. Wendy Davis wore during her filibuster on June 25, 2012.

Mizuno running shoes for sale at Amazon.com — the same shoes Sen. Wendy Davis wore during her filibuster on June 25, 2012.

Customer Review


147 of 150 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars SHOES HAIKUS, June 27, 2013

By

mistersnoid “mistersnoid”

This review is from: Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 Running Shoe (Apparel)

Wendy wore these, and
she wasn’t even running.
Here’s hopes she soon will!

Standing and talking,
one needs a lot of support.
You have all of ours.

More:

Mizuno's red running shoes, worn by Texas Sen. Wendy Davis.  Image from Outside the Beltway

Mizuno’s red running shoes, worn by Texas Sen. Wendy Davis. Image from Outside the Beltway


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