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Haiku is a noun that is the same in both the singular and plural.

Sometimes (always) the news is depressing and/or boring, but you know what isn’t depressing OR boring? Guessing games.

So, here are five haiku about some of the most talked-about news stories of the past few days. You guess what the hell I’m talking about. Things were particularly dismal this week, so I apologize in advance.

Want your favorite (most awful) news story translated into an evocative and atmosphere piece of Japanese poetry? Email me .

What my performance art and entertainment group, The Haiku Guys to write original haiku at your next office party/event/festival/bar mitzvah/bachelorette? Email us.

please don’t leave the nest

there’s nothing for you out there

no jobs and no worms

(study shows 22 million u.s. young adults live at home – parents like it)

got too penny pinch

cut costs on utilities

but we’re all sweating

(warmest 10-year period on earth – white house says it will cost u.s. $$$)

middle east fighting

to regain its stolen pride

ancient masks deceive

(cairo vs st.  louis: custody battle of Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer 3,200 year-old burial mask)

dr james hamblin

explained it in a movie

fist bump to survive

(scientists, doctors prove “fist bump” is preferable to handshake to avoid spreading germs)

They’re not leaning in

Afraid to ride the third wave

Prefer blind stillness

(women and confused cats against feminism take over the internet)