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100 Demented, Stupid, and Weird Haikus That Make No Sense (2012?): Well, At Least the Title Is (Semi-)Accurate

C. V. Hunt, 100 Demented, Stupid, and Weird Haikus that Make No Sense (No press listed, no date listed)

Points off: no press listed, no publication date listed, and the author doesn’t know the difference between haiku and senryu.

photo credit: itunes

I’d expect this sort of thing from someone who sells work on itunes…


It would seem that, between the time I downloaded this freebie and the time it took me to get round to reading it, C. V. Hunt wisely decided to take this off the market. I’m amazed, given the paragraph that ends the piece, s/he ever published it in the first place: “I even managed to finish it without one profanity. Did you make it all the way through? I’m impressed. I don’t think I could stand to read my own thought diarrhea. Congratulations!” I’d been hoping for something in the bizarro vein, and I think that’s where Hunt was trying to go with this nonsense, but where bizarro authors generally have a finely-honed sense of wit—or at least enough of an idea of how to do slapstick to make the broad, unhoned variety seem amusing—well, I’ll let you decide for yourself in case this thing ever comes on the market again:

“His face is jacked up,
argument of beautiful,
just peel the skin off.”

I will give Hunt one thing—the subtitle of this short is as accurate as they come. Any time these senryu (they are, of course, not haiku) make sense appears to be entirely coincidental. ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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