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Ben Jones

Mar 21, 2005

Bad Haiku

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Seems very quiet around here today. The students are all on Spring Break, and somehow it feels like the whirlwind that surrounded the mailing of decisions was ages ago (due to the fact that last week felt so very long).

Sometimes quiet is good.

A lot of the snow melted this past weekend. I'm seeing the first signs of spring. What better way to welcome spring than to write some awful haiku? Help me create a silly thread. I think we all need one.

You've been warned: anything posted in this thread that is not light-hearted will be deleted! :-)

I'll start.

McGann's new toy, it
accelerates particles
Too... fast... black hole... oooooops.

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I am first!

Nice Haiku Ben!!!

Here's my own:

Mister Benjamin
Your last name is also Jones
You make me giggle

:-D How's life dude? Hope you're having fun!

Posted by: First on March 21, 2005

MIT is quiet
Only during spring break, sad
because it's mine too

Posted by: second on March 21, 2005

Oh, and Ben I have a special message for you!

Promise you'll watch?

Posted by: First on March 21, 2005

The financial aid
Isn't all done as of yet -
No spring break for us.

Posted by: Daniel Barkowitz on March 21, 2005

First - thank you grin The highlight of my day!

Posted by: Ben on March 21, 2005

Are you ready to
Rock the place come April, in
The C, P, Double-U ?


Posted by: Prashant on March 21, 2005

Time to rest
Pi Day was so long ago
Need to eat my Wheaties

Posted by: intleyes on March 21, 2005


This is really off topic but,

I was wondering if it was possible to arrive for CPW on Friday morning instead of Thursday because I have plans on Thursday night.

Please respond as quick as possible(or email me) because I have to book my flight soon. Thanks

Posted by: Lily on March 21, 2005

Hi Lily,

Yes, I think that's fine. Just make sure to make a note of it when you register so the organizers know when to expect you.

Posted by: Ben on March 21, 2005

Thanks for taking me
M-I-T, we're meant to be.
And I want Ben's first-born.

Just kidding about that last part. wink


Posted by: Michael Borohovski on March 21, 2005

Daniel B's Haiku
Was not all that lighthearted
I demand a delete!


Posted by: Kelly on March 21, 2005

More flowers for me
To dress up my lively room
Blooming for today

(you have no idea how many times i recounted my syllables to make sure i had it right...)

Posted by: nehalita on March 21, 2005

uninspired I/
write nonsense for you who like/
counting syllables.

Posted by: leah on March 21, 2005

ok, that looks ugly. I'll try again:

uninspired I
write nonsense for you who like
counting syllables.

Posted by: leah on March 21, 2005

Something tells me that
This is one way to waste time
while going insane

Posted by: amrik on March 21, 2005

Something tells me that
Amrik was right and also
I want Ben's first-born

Posted by: Michael Borohovski on March 21, 2005

You can't have Ben's first:
Mommy and Daddy want him.
... What about the third?

Posted by: leftcoast mom on March 21, 2005

i posted second ...

my apcs teacher recently did a haiku posting lesson as a activity for "last in first out" [stacks!]. supposedly the 5-7-5 haiku system is general and not necessarily set in stone. haiku is supposed to be a "go with the flow" poetry thing.

so as long as it sounds good, don't go counting your syllables!

Posted by: Lipei on March 21, 2005

An anecdote from my creative writing teacher's room to complement Lipei's comment:

"English is not
A syllabic language
This ain't no haiku"

Posted by: Preeya on March 21, 2005

Waitlist? Meh, I'm quite
content, because you and this
blog are very kind

Posted by: Fatima on March 21, 2005

Leftcoast mom, no one...
can match up to the power
I pack in my loins.

Okay, maybe a WEE overboard, but I'm bored.


Posted by: Michael Borohovski on March 21, 2005

I can't wait, spring break
Scotland all the way baby
Nine days worry free

This is fun wink. Who else is pumped for spring break?

Posted by: Sophia on March 22, 2005

I cant write Haikus
No really, I cant write them
Spring break rocks my socks

I think that works.

Posted by: Ash on March 22, 2005

Mike Borohovski
Why do you talk to mothers
With indecency?

tongue laugh

For my own, creative Haiku about my favorite beverage...

I enjoy drinking
Cool, Crisp Dasani Water
Gulp, Gulp, Chug, Chug, Ahhhhhh!


Posted by: David A. (a.k.a First) on March 22, 2005

Interesting :p
let me try....

got my
...still sealed, and maybe forever wink

Finally a relief that i got something to hold in my hand... smile
Well, well as everyone catches up with the pace of life, at a time long long later, those who have been going through these blogs....trying to read between the lines & extract whatever they could...looking back at this time, i am certain they will rekindle that MIT spirit! Whatever course the life takes, we will remember the time we spent zooming onto the computer screens for it was a unique experience, distinct, bitter for some but still memorable...the first of its kind!
Hands up... i mean hat's off... for making what seemed like a distant prospect into a recurrent dream, and finally making "MyMIT" an 'achiveable' phenomenon if you realize how to make the best of opportunities available... anywhere...everywhere....

Well if someone still finding hard to get over it!(I hope not :( )

Cheer up! if you have still got your youth and the best of your health, two of the possible possessions we humans have, you still havent lost anything on...or when any of these two are might(i wish not) realize how it really is feeling low...

My words might not be enough, so for a change...

You can go on thinking for as long as you wish,dictate your plans to yourself & ACT on your own commands!

Best of LUCK!

Posted by: AWA on March 22, 2005

Can't type in CS
Got owned by 13 year old
In Tae Kwon Do class

Yeah... go ahead, laugh it up!

Posted by: Katharine Chu on March 22, 2005

In the time it took
For me to write this haiku
I ate six cookies

Posted by: Stevo on March 22, 2005

and who can forget:

worker bees can leave
even drones can fly away
the queen is their slave

Posted by: Stevo on March 22, 2005

still not satisfied
with my other haiku but
this ain't any better

soo let's try yet again

music around me
let it envelope my soul
with sweet, sound, serene bliss

wait that was serious argh

i give up on this
haiku thing - it was not made
for me. frustration...

Posted by: nehalita on March 22, 2005

Believe it or not
This is the first haiku I
Have ever written

Posted by: Agust on March 22, 2005

Hey Ben, I just saw your message in Allison's blog. I did not get an email, but I think you have my mom's email address. Try this one. ADIOS!~Kiersten~

Posted by: kiersten on March 22, 2005

well, In the recent days I had been browsing the blog and reading the messages, and there are so many messages from persons who were rejected in comparision to the messages from accepted people that I am getting more and more anxious and tense about asking for admission to MIT. The thing is that I am very confident that I have the capacities to get into MIT but like I have read so many messages from people who didn't get in that I get nervous, specially those who are international students, because I want to ask for admission as an international student for the class of 2010. So... I feel really really sad for those who didn't got in this year, after reading your messages I can now realize how hard is to get into MIT and how many people don't get in. Anyways, I wont get my hopes down and I will definetly do my best on the SAT and SAT II test now and on the interview to hopefuly get in next year!

so...CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who got in...
and for all of you who didn't I hope you do your best and wish you have success in your life... and well... let's see in which group I get into, next year after they evaluate me... :S soo.... let's wait.

Posted by: Omar on March 23, 2005

this one from my good friend Strong Bad:

a butt for a face
little brother dork dork dork
stay out of my room

Posted by: 0 on March 23, 2005

Writing these haikus
One does not need more skill than
me brushing my teeth

Posted by: amrik on March 23, 2005

false amrik, if you
can count to seven, only then
can you make haikus

Posted by: nehalita on March 23, 2005

Perhaps chocolate
Is not the best breakfast food
... but this is spring break!

Besides, it is "lunch"
Since it's past one o'clock!
Don't you all agree?

Posted by: Mariya on March 23, 2005

1. People sometimes collect magazines about zoos in London, having cute monkeys and small gorillas.

2. Please send Charlie's monkeys and zebras in the little new cages.

Most sincerely,
Peter Green.

Those are mnemonics for the electrochemical series.

Posted by: amrik on March 23, 2005


yes, I do snore in my sleep

I hope that's right, yay for pent-o-syllabic words. That's not a word.

Posted by: 0 on March 24, 2005

I see your tax forms
When I close my eyes and sleep.
Am I too busy?

Posted by: Daniel Barkowitz on March 24, 2005

I forget where I got this one, but...

Haiku's inventor/
must have had seven fingers/
on his middle hand.

Posted by: 0 on March 24, 2005

Not speaking I for
Laughing so hard - so thankful
for word processing!

Love this thread, guys... Pulitzers, all around!

Posted by: FysicsPhreak on March 24, 2005

Beware Grammy's wrath,
You who covet Ben's firstborn.
We are not amused.

Posted by: Ben's Mom on March 25, 2005

Hello Ben's mother,
Welcome to the world of blogs
Where Ben's a Rock Star.

Posted by: Daniel Barkowitz on March 25, 2005

lets go for a change of pace... how about a sonnet.

I wake and find an ancient tomb.
Wet, and sticky I rise in alarm
what is this? will i come to harm?
A TUBE! why, I am living in a womb.

I kick and scream and bite the walls
The vessel groans and gives a pause
Reeling in pain from my tiny jaws
while her husbands voice drawls and drawls.

"Aww. my little poopykins" I hear
A faint whisper outside the layer.
Is it my father? I quickly say a prayer,
Getting his voice makes me cring in fear

Of course the day comes when i am out
I look around and give a shout
I'm free I'm free, no longer shall I bear
the prison or that fretful lair.

I look around and see my dad
His beard is fearful and he is clad
in a leather jacket and a biker's hat
whats this? my dad's a little fat.


Posted by: Ben's Firstborn on March 26, 2005

Wow! I'm going to have a little stand in front of building 7 next to the Chinese food cart and write 2 minute sonnets for $2 each and pay for my college tuition that way. I think I might have to go to MIT Medical for carpal tunnel treatment though... Might want to make sure that my medical insurance is renewed every single year or so...

Posted by: Katharine Chu on March 26, 2005

we missed your updates
oh benny, where did thou go?
your posts bring me plea----



Posted by: nghi on March 27, 2005


Posted by: Lipei on March 27, 2005

The fans scream update!
Why deny them the pleasure?
I hope all is well.


Posted by: David A. on March 28, 2005

O! Where hast thou gone?
Aye, I miss thy updates so!
Still want your first born?



Posted by: Michael Borohovski on March 28, 2005

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