Friday, October 26, 2007

Haiku You, B.C. Haiku You.

Tech's up ten-zero
Three minutes left, then we lose.
It is what it is.

Yeah, it's <bleep>ing haiku <bleep>ing Friday. (Can you tell I'm composing this on Thursday night after the football game?)

I wanted to highlight the phrase "it is what it is" and this seems like the perfect opportunity. This is a phrase people use in one of two ways:

  1. "This <bleep>ing sucks, but there's absolutely nothing I can do about it."
  2. "This <bleep>ing sucks, but there's absolutely nothing I will do about it."
To paraphrase, the first flavor means "we're screwed" and the second means "you're screwed." A very significant difference. In the workplace, it is important to take note of this distinction, because often management will use the second flavor, but pretend to be using the first.

As for my Hokies, trust me, I am using the first one. I am also using many other choice unbloggable words right now. I composed the following haiku shortly after my Hokies muffed a Boston College onside kick attempt, giving them the ball back with a chance to win the game:

<bleep> <bleep> mother <bleep>
How could you <bleep> <bleep> the <bleep>
You <bleep> <bleep>ing <bleep>

OK. For the rest of the weekend, I shall pretend that there's no such thing as college football. The following is a distraction if you plan on doing the same.

Link of the Day: Play Treasure of Cutlass Reef online.* Drown your college football sorrows by sinking and plundering pirate ships!

*Hat tip to "Jim" for this link.**

**I've seen "hat tips" in other blogs and always wanted to do it myself. Now I have! Thanks "Jim"!


Jack said...


I too saw the Tech game and, at your suggestion, tried the Treasure of Cutlass Reef.

I was doing very well when with in course of three minutes, my ship was sunk, I was marooned on a deserted Island which had a volcano that was about to erupt . . . no, did erupt destroying the entire island. The event reminded me entirely too much of Tech football, so I don’t think I will play the game again.

Willie Y said...

Cheer up Jer I think they set up the next Tech game with Moorestown High school. Watch out Quakers, Tech is tough.