"If I have to be A teenage mother, son of A bitch will be king." Margaret Beaufort was born 575 years ago today. She gave birth to her son, Henry Tudor (the future Henry VII) at age 13, which was NOT the usual thing in those days, because even then, they knew that the younger … Continue reading Margaret Beaufort Haiku
Kids, heed this warning, Before you run to London - Write plays, you get shanked. The playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed in a bar 425 years ago today, in the finest theatrical tradition. Was it because of secret spy business? Or because of a fight over the bill? Who can say for sure? If you … Continue reading Christopher Marlowe Haiku
Record-breaking heat Making me torpid, or is It the depression? Answer: it's both. Also, I don't really feel like writing a commentary today, for the same reasons. If you liked the haiku, or would like to request one on a specific topic, please consider sharing the blog, or making a donation via Patreon or PayPal. … Continue reading Taipei Haiku #75
No fucks to give this Day, no efforts expended. So here's your haiku. If you liked the haiku, or would like to request one on a specific topic, please consider sharing the blog, or making a donation via Patreon or PayPal. Thanks kindly!
Screw yourself, Moscow. I'm building a new capital With a port, hookers. Peter the Great founded Saint Petersburg 315 years ago today, because he hated Moscow so very much and because he was the Tsar and could do as he liked. Especially with an army of serfs at his disposal. If you liked the haiku, … Continue reading Peter the Great Haiku #2
Impeach this racist, Ill-tempered, incompetent - Wait, what year is this? The impeachment of President Johnson failed by one fucking vote 150 years today, even though, at that time, he was the worst. Hopefully, the US government can do better the next time impeachment comes up. One of the ways Johnson reminds me me of … Continue reading Andrew Johnson Haiku
Forget throwing off Shackles of kings, for I come Bearing parties, booze. On this day, 358 years ago, Charles II landed in Dover, ending the Commonwealth and bringing the fun back to England. What I take from this is that if you want an audacious change in government to stick, allowing for the occasional party … Continue reading Charles II Haiku