© 1997 Barry A. Warsaw
Fridge haiku are built out of zads of little magnets, each of which has a single word, letter, or contraction written on it. The words tend towards the suggestive so some of the haiku can be rather racy, disgusting or both. Faint of heart need not read on.
Sadly some of my FH's have been lost, chaotically rearranged by trolls constructed of leftover tuna and bad cheese. If only I'd eaten that sandwich, or at least fed it to the cat.
Also, I wish I could easily reproduce the effect of using individual little bits of ink covered magnets. I think that would be more effective than just seeing the haiku syllables all run together like a dollop of last month's half-and-half. It helps to have a sense of the restrictions imposed by the media; the limited choice of suggestive words, the frantic search for a lone <em>r</em> or <em>ed</em>, the overwhelming frustration and doom you realize the one word you need is essential in the haiku near the freezer handle. There used to be a cool Java applet that would give you visceral sense of magnetic arrangements, but it appears to be gone from the web now. If you find one, let me know!
I actually have two sets of FR's: one is the traditional set of suggestive words, of which I think the applet above is a pretty good representation. I'm just starting to play with the second set, which feature mostly Yiddish words and phrases... and a few blanks!
Apologies in advance for the tasteless nature of many of these.
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