Monday, August 13, 2012

Call Me Maybe: The Haiku

Not only has Carly Rae Jepsen delivered for us the most irresistibly catchy pop tune in years with "Call Me Maybe," but she has also fashioned something of the perfect haiku.
I just met you, it's
just crazy—here's my number
So call me maybe
Sure, Basho (pictured above) could bring it with the 17 syllables. But could you also dance to it? I think not. Thus Carly Rae's (pictured below) song/poetic masterwork, and I say this without hyperbole, is the greatest cross-cultural artistic achievement in the history of the universe.

(NOTE TO SELF: Learn what the word "hyperbole" means sometime very soon.)

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