Haiku #278 - December 16th: Two Birthdays

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Written on 9:37 PM by Jack B.

1775
Her words cut straight through
With irony and humor
Viva Jane Austen!

1948
From her I came forth
But her life's been more than that
Mom's first sixty years

Haiku #277 - On Gov. Blagojevich

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Written on 8:46 AM by Jack B.

Brazen politics
Putting senate seats for sale
Just do not get caught

Haiku #276 - On Halloween

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Written on 6:25 PM by Jack B.

Child cries "Trick or Treat!"
Dressed up in a tiger suit
Candy for the cat

Haiku #275

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Written on 10:29 AM by Jack B.

Why get on the bus
You do not have exact change
I have none for you

Haiku #274

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Written on 9:55 AM by Jack B.

Wheresoever time
Does it fly or flutter by
Was it always such?

Haiku #273 - On the End of the Mets Season

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Written on 10:18 PM by Jack B.

Wow, the Mets collapsed
For second year in a row
Can be no excuse

Haiku #272 - On the Final Game at Yankee Stadium

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Written on 9:55 AM by Jack B.

A place of worship
For fans of the baseball God
Yankee Stadium

Soon to be torn down
Not all monuments remain
Except in the heart

Went out with a win
Despite the lousy season
All's right for one night

Adios, Ruth's House
Will the last person to leave
Please turn out the lights

Seven Years Later... (Reflections)

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Written on 10:19 PM by Jack B.

The mighty river called the Hudson
Into the Bay the water flows
Carrying the ashes of ages
Whose exactly no one knows
Around the city life goes on
And the river flows on

Who could have seen the planes coming
On an ordinary day like any other
Victims counted by their connections
As father, mother, sister, son, daughter, brother
But now they are gone
And I know they're gone

People jumped from buildings
Faced between fire and the ground
Heroes were born that day
Where cowards could not be found
Still they are gone
And I know they're gone

Looking at the skyline
Imagine the lingering souls
Fate was their hunter
Hate dug the hole
To dust have they gone
And I know they're gone

Memories fade with the seasons
Until only the hurt remains
With it anger and solace
Nothing will be the same
But life must go on
And the river flows on

Haiku #271 - On My Father's Birthday

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Written on 7:46 PM by Jack B.

Seventy years old
Still working every day
Wish I had such strength



NOTE: CONSIDERING THE FACT MY FATHER HAS ONLY A SLIGHT IDEA WHAT THE INTERNET IS - HE STILL CALLS THE COMPUTER, "THE NINTENDO", FOR GOODNESS SAKE - I KNOW HE'LL NEVER READ THIS BUT WHAT THE HECK, IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS.

Haiku #270

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Written on 9:54 AM by Jack B.

As summer days fade
Sun's smile far in the distance
Light breezes pass by

Haiku #269

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Written on 10:14 AM by Jack B.

The sound is shut off
So play to your heart's content
No one hears a thing

Haiku #268 - With Sympathy for ARod

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Written on 12:35 AM by Jack B.

On the front pages
More celebrity gossip
Does anyone care?

Haiku #267

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Written on 7:16 AM by Jack B.

What is the big rush
Question deserves an answer
Let me sleep on it

THE RUSH by Jack Bennett

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Written on 8:39 PM by Jack B.


another picture by me made via Viscosity

Haiku #266 - On the Firing of Willie Randolph as Manager of the Mets*

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Written on 10:43 AM by Jack B.

Fired in the night
Willie deserved much better
That’s why the Mets suck


*FOR DETAILS SEE HERE

Haiku #265

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Written on 11:35 PM by Jack B.

The heat I can take
Humidity I cannot
Where are the cool winds?

Haiku #264

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Written on 10:00 PM by Jack B.

Broken rubber bands
Cover the bedroom table
What was their purpose?

Haiku #263

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Written on 11:11 PM by Jack B.

Waiting like dying
Other shoe drops so slowly
Anticipation

Haiku #262 - On Yesterday's Yankees Loss to Cleveland

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Written on 6:51 PM by Jack B.

No need to panic
Every pitcher blows games
Joba will bounce back

Haiku #261

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Written on 1:48 PM by Jack B.

Time for some changes
Just because I feel like it
The only reason

Haiku #260 - Qualifications for President, Part 3

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Written on 11:22 PM by Jack B.

Just get the job done
Stay out of my business
Can think for myself

Haiku #259 - Qualifications for President, Part 2

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Written on 10:47 PM by Jack B.

Want an executive
Not a religious movement
Need no messiah

Haiku #258 - Qualifications for President, Part 1

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Written on 10:25 PM by Jack B.

Don't want a leader
Promising empty changes
Yet with no record

Haiku #257 - On St. Patrick

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Written on 11:14 PM by Jack B.

Slave. Priest. Bishop. Saint.
Missionary to Erin
We could use him now

Another Viscosity Picture by Me - TRANSLUCY

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Written on 9:08 AM by Jack B.


I couldn't resist making another one so soon. It's quite fun.

Great New Web Site to Create Art - Viscosity

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Written on 7:14 AM by Jack B.

So I discovered http://windowseat.ca/viscosity/ at webware.com. It's a pretty cool site to create fractal like images (hi-quality), it's easy to use, which are immediately posted on its site. I created this one my first time around:
I call it "ByBy Birdie". I wasn't sure what I was doing but I was happy with the result and since I'm usually horrible at this sort of thing, I'm sure the easiness of the website played a huge part in how it came out.

Like I said, it's worth a look...

Haiku #256

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Written on 7:27 PM by Jack B.

Mets get Santana
For four guys and bag of balls
Twins got swindled

Haiku #255 - Leap Year Question

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Written on 10:57 PM by Jack B.

Quarterly leap day
If your birthday skips three years
How old can you be?

A Personality Test (with an answer I can actually agree with)

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Written on 9:07 AM by Jack B.

Testriffic.com
Who knew I was so deep?

Which of these things is not like the others?

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Written on 11:55 PM by Jack B.

These days it seems it's getting increasingly hard for some people to tell.

Me, I'm starting to find it scary. Really scary. It's the OprahBritneyLohanization of the Presidency. Some people seem to be choosing based on how good it makes them feel personally and not on whether the person actually knows how to govern the most powerful country on Earth. Clinton I and Bush II seemed to be selected based on the same criteria. Could Abe Lincoln be elected dog catcher, let alone President, in the present day? How about John Adams? Or Millard Fillmore? Well, okay, not Fillmore.

P.S. If you still haven't quessed the answer, I recommend this site - a clever response to a very real phenomenon.

Haiku #254 - With Apologies to the Female Gender

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Written on 3:01 PM by Jack B.

Weather’s been a bitch
Making day miserable
Worse than a woman

Haiku #253 - On the Upcoming Game

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Written on 2:29 PM by Jack B.

Memo to Giants:
New England too arrogant
Beat the Patriots!

Haiku #252 - For the New Year

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Written on 2:27 PM by Jack B.

My decision made
Got to get all this work done
Year's Resolution