The Jon Brockman haiku thread got out of hand. So many haikus were so good we'll slap the top ones here.
It's little surprise one of our resident published authors, SavageBeast, would have the top rec getter:
And players part like water
Farewell mighty beast
Funnyman vfettke also came strong:
"Pancakes!" he bellowed.
The waitress brought them quickly
"Get in my belly!"
Aykis16, inventor of the Brock Ness Monster marketing juggernaut, went meta:
Brock Ness I dubbed thee
Jerry heard and spread the word
Yet Shaq gets credit.
tomroadrunner went blue:
He had tree trunk legs
Dominated in the paint
Ate glass, shat awesome
Exhibit G ties in the previous loss of Joey Dorsey:
First, Kraken released
Now, Brockness Monster traded
Mythical beasts gone
The great andy sims offered up a highly recommended triptych:
Cakes of man you served
As fluffy as an anvil
falling on one’s balls
Rebounds? What the hell?
We shoot, we miss. Run away!
Brockman changed the style.
The thing that hurts most
is that we’ll never see you
pimp The Good Feet Store
We also had two poets ditch the haiku form in favor of something a bit longer. Check those after the jump.
And thanks to everyone who participated. I feel this has been a cathartic release for the city of Sacramento.
SamYam gave us an epic sonnet:
He came here one night from a state up north
Part of a trade for some chocolate of Spain
Did not take long for him to prove his worth
Throwing his elbows and causing some pain
Grabbed rebounds like they were some sort of drug
He crashed the boards like he needed a fix
Perhaps Sir Mancakes just needed a hug
He would beat the scrum, win out from the mix
Now, the Monster of Brock Ness must depart
All for a pick and a man from D-League
We never forget his hustle and heart
His taking Chi-Town like a fierce blitzkrieg
We wish you so much luck at your next stop
I’m sure that Milwaukee has an IHOP
And some brilliant verse by CrownedPotential: