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Thread: I need your help-would you help me if you could? The Big Haiku Contest!

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    I need your help-would you help me if you could? The Big Haiku Contest!

    I need your help. I want to win a contest and I need your vote as I am a
    finalist.
    What's in it for you? If I win I will buy you the beer or Wisconsin custard of
    your choice! The above incentive may come in handy on your way to the rally in July heat!

    The Establishment Salon in Milwaukee, WI (Shorewood actually) is running a Haiku contest.
    Haiku is Japanese in origin and the requirement is 5 syllables in the first
    line, seven in the second, followed by five in the third (last) line. (I think Rebecca Vaughn started a thread on Haiku about 2 years ago.)

    Disclaimer: Obviously this is a promo for the Establishment. Prizes are being
    awarded to the winners.

    It looks like my competition is a very young person who is electronically
    sophisticated and is blasting for vote requests. I think my work is better than
    his, and I want to demonstrate that old (older)age and treachery will overcome
    youth and exuberance.

    Here is the link: http://www.easyotis.blogspot.com/

    I am #10.

    I love contests like this. Some day I will share with you how I (a white guy)
    won second place in a BBQ rib contest against 9 other teams all of whom were
    African-American including the factory team from Open Pit BBQ Sauce. I like the
    competition when the odds are stacked against me.

    Please forward this email to your friends, relatives, business associates,
    neighbors, golfing friends, bowling buddies, biking bud's, knitting nichers, dog
    owners, cat lovers, bird flyers, members in your support group, other shootists,
    pool hustlers, pool swimmers, fellow yachtsmen (yachtpeople?), rider's group,
    writer's group, you get the idea.

    Thank you in advance for your help,
    Howard
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Current bike: 2015 Yamaha TW 200, modified for road/street use with tire, sprocket upgrades. "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    Sure Howard, can do and did.

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    Thumbs up Wezul

    Thank you!
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Current bike: 2015 Yamaha TW 200, modified for road/street use with tire, sprocket upgrades. "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    Done. Looks like you have quite a fight. Good luck!
    Dan

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    Talking C'mon Dan Cogan!

    Thank you!

    I am in 4th place as of a few minutes ago.

    If I could get 100 out of the 40,000 MOA members to vote, I think I could blow the competition out.

    Instead of beer or WI custard, perhaps I should offer a new FD bearing....

    2 down, 98 to go!

    Go DAn! Go Wezul! get the word out!
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Current bike: 2015 Yamaha TW 200, modified for road/street use with tire, sprocket upgrades. "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    In. Good luck, looks like a tough contest.

    Holly

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    Thumbs up Holly

    Thank you!

    I owe you one industrial strength hug!

    Howard
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Current bike: 2015 Yamaha TW 200, modified for road/street use with tire, sprocket upgrades. "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    Done. Looks like a fight. C'mon MOA members, help a brother out- did I hear free beer if he wins?
    No pithy comments available at this time.
    Please check back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    Thank you!

    I owe you one industrial strength hug!

    Howard
    Not until the broken ribs finish healing, please.

    Holly

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    In!

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    Thank you to all thus far!

    Industrial strength hugs for the women...
    (gentle on the ribs, though)

    beer for the men...

    "Brazilians" for everyone!
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Current bike: 2015 Yamaha TW 200, modified for road/street use with tire, sprocket upgrades. "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    Done!

    RED wine for me; )

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    Done, hope ya win. I drink Budwieser. Kenny G.

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    Pickin' up steam...

    8 members BMWMOA members have voted,
    39, 992 to go.

    Has anyone seen or heard from Rebecca Vaughn? She is the one who got me initially interested in Haiku.
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Current bike: 2015 Yamaha TW 200, modified for road/street use with tire, sprocket upgrades. "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    Voted, I also prefer red wine! Terry

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