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Haiku is a noun that is the same in both the singular and plural. Sometimes, ‘haiku’ can even be a verb.

This week, some terrible things and some wonderful things happened. Let’s have a look, shall we?

republican votes
are just like democrats votes
very important

(republicans take over all of congress, 25 republicans vote against house speaker boehner)

comical satire
seems that it’s all fun and games
till someone gets hurt

(satirical french magazine charlie hebdo is attacked by armed men)

thirty-eight million
people in the u.s.a.
are probably drunk

(new study reports that six americans die of binge-drinking every day)

her quickest of wits
rewarded with a fast treat
by ivy league judges

(amy poehler is wins harvard’s hasty pudding award as woman of the year)

kirby delauter-
googling himself every day
“kirby delauter”

(local politician doesn’t want his name used by media, becomes overnight sensation)

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