This week, as you may have heard, I’ve been left all alone running the site. I’m happy to do it! Everyone needs breaks, and at some point I’ll need a bit off as well. Of course, there’s this expectation that I’m just gonna go clamshit superbonkers without anyone to watch me, and while I’d deeply love to, the truth is that mostly I’m scrambling to get enough good stories on the site! I have great writers and contributors, as you know, so I’m deeply fortunate there, but it’s still, you know, work. But, right now, I need some quick content, and I’m tired of being all rational and responsible so, fuck it, we’re doing a car haiku quiz!
I did some of these years and years ago at the Old Site, and there’s always something oddly soothing about writing these. Here’s how it works: I’ve written, let’s see, six haikus, and each one is about a specific car. If you want an example, I put one in the top image, about the Subaru 360.
So, read the haikus and take a guess! I suggest yelling your answer, loudly, after reading each one, especially if you’re in an office or coffee shop or something. Really bellow it out! Or, you can put your guesses in the comments.
I’ll put the answers down below, but no sneaky looking before! Play by the rules! Make your guesses, put them in the comments/yell them, then check! We all cool with that? Good.
Okay, here they are, all following the traditional haiku five syllable/seven syllable/five syllable format. I’ve tried to not make them too hard, and I think all the cars are reasonably well-known. Have at it:
Like a shed and just as fast
French food truck icon
Brit charm’s Last vestige
Framed like a house, all wooden
Somehow still around
Looks almost modern
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Ahead of its time
Named like the space probe
With the seats that stow, and go
Bet your mom had one
Once, it was Morris
Then they took over Delhi
Big wigs sat in back
Named for a ticket
Why’s the radio like that?
Does anyone like these?
Okay, got it? After you tell us your guesses in the comments, you can click here for the answers. You’ve earned it.