Time Out: Google This! Search Term Haiku

“If it isn’t on Google, it doesn’t exist.”–Jimmy Wales


The last thing you want to do is throw down a challenge to this blogger.  Ever.  But that’s exactly what Elke Stangl did when she created search term poetry on her blog, Theory and Practice of Trying to Combine Just Anything.  First of all, Elke has a resume that reads like a character from The Big Bang Theory. She describes her self as a physicist turned IT security consultant turned renewable energy engineer–all this plus a stint with Microsoft.   But that aside, her big mistake was suggesting that I try my hand at search term poetry.  I will not be outdone.   Be careful what you wish for Elke, cause here comes Search Term Haiku.  The rules are simple, but the creation is anything but easy.

  1. Every word must come from search terms actually used to find this blog, per my WordPress stats page
  2. The poems must follow the accepted Anglicized format of the traditional Japanese art form: three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.
  3. Each line must constitute an actual individual search term phrase, verbatim.  The only change allowed is punctuation.

You asked for it, Elke.  So here they are.  (Note:  I may have to bestow a BLAHS on Elke for inspiring this idea.  But not the next one, as that has already been determined and will be posted soon.)



Siri lacks humor.

Did Schroedinger’s Cat Blow up

Albert Einstein’s hair?


Non Sequitor

Stupid search engine:

16 Times 4 equals what?

Lawn bowling cartoons



What’s in a name?


Mahatma Gandhi

Luna Rosa Pirana

Lindsay Lohan meme



Canine Crazy


Are Dogs Chaotic?

If you roll the dice enough times

I’m part schipperke.



Quixotically Quantum


Haldane conjecture:

Many worlds are around us

so why don’t you leave.



  1. Wow – I am stunned! I had expected that your haikus would trump all of my dabbling in search term poetry but this is more than exceeding my expectations. When you first announced on my blog you would create haikus I just expected these to be “short poems”. But you really followed the rules!! A milestone in the history of search term poetry that will be recognized by historians of art 500 years from now (and/or in a parallel universe).

  2. You’ve learned your lesson, Elke. Don’t ever get me started! 😛

  3. It looks like Elke and I have to up our game.

    I have done a couple of poem posts as well, using search terms: and using spam comments in German: and French:

    Beyond haikus, the next challenge must surely be sonnets… though making things rhyme might be quite tricky.

  4. You are so entertaining
    Try haiku based on the comments to your posts!

  5. This is so great! Thanks for the like, I am now following your blog! 😀

  6. Huh. I couldn’t do it. All my search terms that were the right length had the word “Tokyo” in them. It would be tacky to write (synthesize?) a haiku with the same word in each line.

  7. Just thinking about how pingbacks could be turned into poetry …

    • Hell, if a million monkeys with a million typewriters could produce the works of Shakespeare…the net is like a billion monkeys with typewriters…

    • … and I am going to pingback your article once more in a minute – as a would-be historian of art I have no choice as I need to correct myself with respect to ownership and ‘copyright’.

  8. Thanks for your continued support of sciencesprings.

  9. Thanks for following sciencesprings. I appreciate it very much.

    • You are most welcome. My wife and I fight over who gets first shot at the new issue of New Scientist when it arrives every week. I don’t have to fight her for reading blogs. 😉

  10. Wow, I’m impressed!


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