TR Contest: Zombie Haiku



Yes, it’s haiku time again, partially because I’m a glutton for punishment and partially because there will be no TR contest next week, and I figure I owe it to you guys to give you a big contest this week. Plus, I have two copies of a book not coincidentally titled Zombie Haiku, written by Friend of TR Ryan Mecum, which contains gems like this:

You are so lucky
That I cannot remember
How to use the doorknob

All I think about
Is how hungry I will be
Once I eat this foot

Which is pretty damn awesome, as is the rest of the book. I have two signed copies of Zombie Haiku to give away, and both I and Mr. Mecum will pick a winner to receive a book and a TR shirt. I highly suggest you visit the Zombie Haiku site for inspiration.

So get to it. Haiku can be from the perspective of people fleeing zombies or the zombies themselves. Enter as many times as you want, but the contest ends at 12am EST on Monday, June 29th. I have no idea if you’ll be able to beat the masterpieces that came out of the robot haiku contest, but I’m eager to see you try. Use your brains, dear readers. Then eat them.

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.