Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Final Countdown: 7 days to write 17 syllables

And now, a pleasant reminder from the management...

Do you like free beer? Well then you'll love free beer with a slight flavoring of whatever ping pong balls are made of. Yep. It's time again for the Hollywood Assistant Beer Pong Tournament. And for the second year in a row, I'm paying for you to get drunk. But first you'll need to entertain me with the best 17 syllables you've ever written.

From now until March 31, 2010, email me your best haiku about your life in Hollywood. The writers of the four best haikus will earn a coveted spot on Team Temp Diaries (2 players + 2 alternates). I will then pony up the cash for the team. Then you'll get drunk and make me proud. It's that easy. I just have a few requirements:
  1. You are actually a Temp or Unemployed.
  2. You will be in LA April 24, 2010 between 5 pm and 2 am to participate in the tournament.
  3. You can get to Lucky Strike (6801 Hollywood Blvd) and can find a way to get home safely.
  4. You have some basic understanding of throwing a ping pong ball.
  5. You like beer, or at least are willing to drink it.
  6. You know how to write a haiku or can look it up on Google.
That's it. Get to haikuing. Once you're done, sent it to me and the judging will commence.

Here are some of my favorite entries so far. If they can do it, you can too.

Abandon logic.
Regular jobs are for schmucks.
Come to Hollywood.

I'm an optimist
Trying to work in LA
My soul is half full

Fights are legendary
The truth over flows by beer cup
Tradition remains*

Panic in PR
Manohla hates the movie
hiss, Manohla. hiss.

*Note, this haiku doesn't follow the traditional 5-7-5 syllable count. But I'm letting it slide.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wishing dog x a very happy birthday.

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