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Lowku Turns 40!

Life in 5,7,5

Well, it is the 40th Lowku challenge.  That’s worth celebrating, right? So come one, come all–polish up your 5,7,5 and show us your best Ku-Fu.  Today we’re celebrating with a special challenge.

And remember, the game and aim are simple. We’ll display an image of one of life’s more “WTF?” moments, and your mission is to carefully select words that add up to 17 syllables and string them together in 5,7,5 form in order to describe said image or tell its story.

The last round’s winners and a new image, after the jump:

This round’s winners are winning just for showing up, but they are both strong entrants and I appreciate them playing.


A sneak preview of
Fox’s new reality
show: Super Cougars.



Bobby took “undue
influence” to another
level with Grandma.

As I mentioned earlier, this is the 40th Lowku.  In order to celebrate, I’m giving you 4 photos to choose from, all with a common theme–Superheroes.  People seem to have as many takes on how to dress as a superhero as you do on how to poetically interpret photos of them doing so.  As an homage to your diversity of thought and creativity, here are your choices:





June 22, 2009 - Posted by | Lowku | , , , ,


  1. must get the cookie
    web slinging action a go
    what would batman do?

    Comment by TT2 | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. For Lily the Pink:

    Super and Spidey,
    R2D2 and Chewey–
    Costume time is on.

    They’ll have such fun
    Strutting their stuff, living it
    Up at Comic Con.

    Not everyone,
    Can have such fun with costumes
    On of heroes gone.

    Bellies out, tights on,
    Merrily presented to
    Those at Comic Con.

    One Captain sits, he’s
    All alone, staring at the
    The girl his heart won.

    That lovely day when
    He saw her twirl her red skirt
    Out at Comic Con.

    They battled wills and
    Had a hot dog, stood in line
    To see Lee, the don.

    Who signed his name on
    A rare comic they found that
    Day at Comic Con.

    And every year,
    Again they’d go, happily
    With their costumes on.

    And then, it happened
    That fateful day, ending in
    Tears at Comic Con.

    Screaming women came
    To see a man who played a
    vamp with sparkles on.

    And Captain’s girl, caught
    Up in the crowd, was crushed to
    Death at Comic Con.

    Super and Spidey,
    R2D2 and Chewey–
    Can go and have fun.

    They’ll laugh and play
    And have a great day, dressing
    Up at Comic Con.

    This year the Captain
    Will not be there, his blue
    and red costume on.

    He’ll be at home, in
    her slippers, drinking away
    Dreams of Comic Con.

    Comment by TheHobo | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Spidey recalls youth
    Jewish droid mugs with wookiee
    the captain laments

    Comment by kblr | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. HOLY COW, HOBO! That was AMAZING!!! I have a single tear running down my cheek, just like Demi Moore in Ghost. 😛

    Comment by SeaKat | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. holy shit hobo, that was epic…

    not even competeing. 🙂

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  6. AdAd: True, it was beautiful, but this is also about different perspectives, so tell me, please…how do methamphetamines fit into these scenarios. 🙂

    Comment by Lily the Pink | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  7. Yeah, I got nothun’ but would love to see the meth version!!

    I think 2x a week is just too frenetic a pace for me! 😛

    Comment by SeaKat | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  8. Seakat: That’s what he said?

    Comment by Lily the Pink | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hahahah!! Aren’t they normally complaining that it’s not often enough? 🙂

    Comment by SeaKat | June 23, 2009 | Reply

  10. I will try not to scream when I stalk that sparkly vampire at ComicCon.

    Comment by TT2 | June 24, 2009 | Reply

  11. *sigh* a tall order,
    considering they are all
    likely doing meth.

    But, for my hags, I
    will surrender and see what
    comes of this fine mess.

    An obvious ode
    to the methamphetamines
    is required here.

    For Potbelly Man
    had to borrow Superman
    and a cancer stick.

    His girlfriend left him
    and took with her all of the

    Spiderman, Jr.
    found mommy and dad’s stash of

    They thought he couldn’t
    reach; they didn’t consider
    the motivation.

    My son watches Star
    Wars, so it’s hard to include

    And for the last, I
    must resort to the trusty
    program known to all…

    For this must be a
    prime example of the phrase:
    “D.A.R.E! to stay off drugs.”

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | June 24, 2009 | Reply

  12. *bows down to AdAd*


    Comment by TheHobo | June 24, 2009 | Reply

  13. Walt Whitman would be
    proud. O Captain, My Captain.
    You’ve fallen drunk, old.

    Late to the game, I know, but when the muse strikes us, we must strike back! 😀

    Comment by Greystar | June 25, 2009 | Reply

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