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September's Seasonal Haiku

            

Tuesday Funk co-host Andrew Huff shared his topical haiku at the Sept. 2nd show in spite of a sinus infection.

Little League Champions
Jackie Robinson West are
Chicago heroes.

This rainy summer
has shortened and compressed
construction season.

A blur of motion.
Licensed bonded and ensured
says the speeding van.

Nothing says the end
of summer like a surprise
sinus infection.

Your naked photos
should stay private, not become
public spectacle.

Andrew Huff Cools Off with Haiku

            

At the August 5 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff covered Lollapalooza, rained-out films and politics.

This is Spinal Tap
screened in a downpour Tuesday.
A fitting tribute.

Mysterious sounds
float on the breeze near Grant Park.
Lollapalooza.

August is now here.
Hope your summer vacation
story's taking shape.

"We tortured some folks,"
said President Obama
on behalf of Bush.

A Midsummer Night's Haiku

            

At the July 1st edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku were typically diverse.

San Diego in June
is cool and foggy like this.
Chicago June Gloom?

Staying positive:
It's not Phoenix hot, nor
New Orleans humid.

Supreme Court prefers
corporate personhood to
actual humans.

A derecho is
a fast-moving wall of storm
like Rahm Emanuel.

World Cup Soccer is
over for America's team.
Sad vuvuzela.

Topical Haiku for June

            

As summer began, co-host Andrew Huff read another set of topical haiku at the June 3 edition of Tuesday Funk.

Maya Angelou
knew why the caged bird sings and
told us about it.

May she rest in peace,
and may we take her lessons
to our hearts and minds.

Cherry blossoms weep.
Cottonwood makes us sneeze.
Chicago summer.

There are two seasons:
winter and construction -- or
football and sausage?

May You Read These Haiku

            

Co-host Andrew Huff gave folks another taste of his topical haiku at the May 6 edition of Tuesday Funk.

April ends with rain.
May begins with flowers, if
they're not waterlogged.

Free Comic Book Day!
May the Fourth be with you!
Total geek weekend.

We will be right back
after these messages for
racist old men.

Hot Doug's is closing
but not until October.
Get encased meats now!

April Haiku Bring Spring Showers

            

The April 1 edition of Tuesday Funk found co-host Andrew Huff reading his ripped-from-the-headlines haiku once again.

Spring appears here now.
Well, at least in fits and spurts.
Only two months till fall!

Chicago primaries
only four percent voted.
Double-you Tee Eff?

Happy birthday, John.
May the guild remain complex
and pleasures simple.

You may have heard the
Internet is forever.
Not when your host dies.

8.0 earthquake
has struck off northern Chile.
Tsunami warning.

Marching Forth with Haiku

            

Co-host Andrew Huff regaled the crowd at the March 4th edition of Tuesday Funk with topical haiku.

Winter, long in tooth,
snarls at the lamb of spring and
settles in its lair.

If I hear one more
forecast of snow, I may cry.
I'm over this winter.

As Venezuela
and the Ukraine heated up,
we watched the Oscars.

It's Mardi Gras and
National Grammar Day, so
party grammatically.

Seventeen Syllables Hath February

            

Co-host Andrew Huff talked tech in his patented topical haiku at the February 7 edition of Tuesday Funk.

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow.
Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow.
Sweet lord, no more snow.

Remember dial-up?
Ten weird seconds of static
and then, "You've got mail."

The web makes all things
possible -- and probable,
given enough time.

Be socially safe!
Don't drink from the firehose of
Twitter and Facebook.

Heads down, we travel
alone among crowds, but joined
by our friends online.

Big data knows you,
your friends, your online habits.
Big data knows all.

You are not alone.
Big Brother is watching you.
There, in your pocket.

Andrew Huff Warms January with Haiku

            

At the January 7 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff read his trademark topical haiku to help warm the crowd.

The Polar Vortex
turned Chicago into tundra.
Thank you for coming.

Holidays always
get insane. Here's to good cheer and
a happy new year.

The full moon rises
the wan color of bone through
cold wisps of cloud.

Feet freeze in our boots,
crunching through barriers of
dirty, hardened snow.

Andrew Huff shares December haiku

            


At the December 2013 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff read some of his patented seasonal haiku ...tinged with a little sadness.

O'Hare and Midway
I-90 and toll roads,
packed with travelers.

Football on TV,
Black Friday shopping plans made,
family's all here.

Roast turkey, stuffing,
green bean casserole and pie.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tonight Tuesday Funk
loses co-host Bill Shunn
...to New York City!?

But we're not bitter.
We'll see him again. Meanwhile,
welcome Eden Robins.

And if you enjoyed that, please come out to our next event on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, which features readings from Ryan Bartelmay, Kelly Swails, Christa Desir, Jasmine Davila, and Christopher Sweet — as well as more haiku from Andrew and the debut of new co-host Eden Robins. Start the new year right!

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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