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'Tis the Season for Haiku

            

The new year brought a new crop of haiku from co-host Andrew Huff! The set he read at the Jan. 6th edition of Tuesday Funk got away from topicality and went in a more conceptual direction.

It is a known fact:
Millions alive today will
never fall in love.

It's a true theory:
Millions alive today will
never want for food.

Millions now alive
will never know the pleasure
of a summer's day.

There may be millions
who never die at all.
Memory survives.

We're Thankful for Topical Haiku

            

The Dec. 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk saw co-host Andrew Huff reflecting on Thanksgiving and the reason for the season.

Now that Black Friday
Stars on Thanksgiving Thursday,
watch out Black Wednesday.

Few things are better
thank leftover turkey and
racist relatives.

I had Cosby sweaters
when I was a teenager.
Bill, you let us down.

Watching bad movies
is like peeling a Band-Aid:
oh painful pleasure.

Haiku Gets Spooky

            

The Nov. 4th edition of Tuesday Funk brought a new crop of topical haiku from co-host Andrew Huff, including a Halloween treat.

Your first rule as host
is speak clearly. The second
is don't forget stuff.

Neither snow nor rain
nor gloomy night stays these kids
from Halloween treats.

Did you vote today?
No matter the candidate,
your civic duty.

When polling places
fail to open, civil servants
come to the rescue.

Fall Haiku Action from Andrew Huff

            

The October 7th edition of Tuesday Funk was super eclectic, and so were co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku.

Nature's fall rainbow:
red, orange, yellow and green --
but also grey, brown.

Better 52
for the furnace to break at
than 32.

Often your day job,
red pencil at the ready,
edits your night, too.

Teenage Islamic State
is less frightening to me
than ebola is.

Ebola is less
frightening to me than
anti-vacciners.

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.

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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, February 6, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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