Big Star's last member remembers - Off-Ramp for June 29, 2013

Winner announced in Off-Ramp Newsletter bacon haiku contest

John Rabe

You're either thinking this is the most disgusting thing in the world, or you've fallen in love. It's Oberto swag we're giving away to poetic carnivore Off-Ramp listeners.

Swag came in the mail
Journalists can't keep free stuff
We gave it away

If you're not signed up for the weekly Off-Ramp newsletter, you're missing the chance to win swag and have fun.

Last week, we announced a 5-7-5 haiku contest. The topic: bacon. The prize: a wallet sent by Oberto, which is unveiling a line of bacon jerky. Off-Ramp literary commentator Marc Haefele judged the entries. 

Bruce Jones, Apple Valley, CA:

Sizzling and fragrant
Bacon feeds my soul and heart
Which it also kills

Brandy Scheidecker, Minneapolis:

Sizzling slices
Epitome of perfect
Bacon, my true love.

Randy Plaunt, Lansing, MI: 

The smell, the sound, crisp
Bacon awakens my soul
Sacrificial pig

Victoria Bloch, Los Angeles, wrote two:

Salty, crunchy, sweet,
perfecting pork's lean and fat.
Greed plus pleasure - yum!

Savor fatty pork
belly cured to perfect taste:
Fragrant crispy joy.

All okay, Marc says, but the winner did not use the word "sizzle." He's Steve Moss of Claremont:

For me, porcine love,
Sweet,salty - For hog and I,
Destiny, indeed.

Steve Moss gets the wallet, but Oberto agreed to send all the contestants bacon wallets. You can't take part in the next Off-Ramp Challenge if you're not receiving our weekly newsletter. Signing up is quick and easy, and you can do it here.

Push play to listen to KPCC's Josie Huang and Jose Martinez read the winning and losing bacon haikus.


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