Friday, December 07, 2007

Found gems haiku

Surely there must be
Someone on my gift list for
Whom I can buy this?

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Local newspaper
Champion of the townsfolk
Exposes "deadbeat"

--Inspired by this item in our paper's "From the archives" column:
1882: A man was in [Mayberry] to solicit advertisements for a card he said would
be displayed in all the railroad depots in the state. Inasmuch as he tried to
bargain at the newspaper office for only 150 of the cards, we are led in the
interests of honesty to declare him a deadbeat.
Haiku Friday

9 comments:

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Now, I've got the Speed Racer theme song stuck in my head. Go Granny racer...go granny racer..go granny racer go!

WorksForMom said...

I so know who I personally could buy THAT! Great kus!

Julie Pippert said...

Hey...me! I could use that! LOL

Julie
Using My Words

jennifer said...

That is a great gift!

Also, I love that part of the newspaper, funny what made the news back then.

Jennifer, Le Binky Bitch

Patois said...

Love that gift. You could buy it for me, if you want.

Magpie said...

Since my mother is called Granny, AND she's a gimp, I may have to get for her.

Lisa said...

LOVE the Granny Racers. So funny.

Christina said...

If Aunt Dot were still with us, that would have been the perfect gift. Or I may have received it from her - who knows? :)

Lady M said...

It's just as frustrating to find the perfect gift with no one to whom to give it, as it is to not find a gift at all for a challenging recipient!