Sharing the haiku love

I’m editing an anthology of essays on the state of contemporary German literature, and a series of Steiner lectures about “Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature,” and a monograph on American political films.

My brain is tired. So I’m sharing some funny fake Microsoft error message haikus (how’s that for a noun phrase!) I saw on a discussion board today. They made me laugh. Laughing is good. Enjoy.

The Web site you seek
Cannot be located,
But countless more exist.

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

Program aborting
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.

A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.

Three things are certain
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.

You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.

Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.

Having been erased,
The document you’re seeking
Must now be retyped.

Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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8 Comments

Filed under editing, haiku, Silliness and Mayhem

8 responses to “Sharing the haiku love

  1. Nana

    Fear not grasshopper
    All is not yet lost to you
    The server is down

  2. That is so funny. They sum up my entire experience in Japan, actually! I like “You ask far too much”.

  3. That’s hilarious! I liked the ‘No one hears your screams.’

  4. DH and I LOL!! Blue screen of Death is my fave!

  5. This is my favourite for too, too many reasons:

    Serious error.
    All shortcuts have disappeared.
    Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

  6. I liked:
    Your file was so big.
    It might be very useful.
    But now it is gone.

    Here’s a contribution:

    Once you were so small
    Now you are so very large
    And no more useful

  7. Early morning inspiration:

    So sorry user–
    Your input is invalid.
    That’s a bad keystroke.

    You deleted it?
    You meant to press save instead?
    Bwahahahaha!

  8. Repent user! You
    committed fatal error.
    Now I must shut down.

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