Happy Blame Someone Else Day (Tanka)

Today, May 13th, is the first Friday the 13th of 2011, which makes it Blame Someone Else Day. I thought I’d celebrate it with a tanka (a haiku plus two more seven-syllable lines).

Blame Someone Else Day:
Annual celebration,
with one exception —
the Republican Party
commemorates it daily.

UPDATE: The next Blame Someone Else Day will happen in just eight months on Friday, January 13, 2012. So mark you calendars! If you don’t and you miss it, you’ll only have yourself to blame.

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5 Responses to “Happy Blame Someone Else Day (Tanka)”

  1. Granny Smith says:

    I agree with the sentiment!
    My haiku has a different target:

    The obstinacy
    Of inanimate objects!
    Computer, behave!

  2. Steve Bates says:

    Completely OT, Mad, but you need to know: for the moment, perhaps temporarily, perhaps not, I am blogging at


    and I don’t know if I’m ever going back to Blogger or not. My three missing posts reappeared (including some really rude doggerel, which I also reproduced on the WordPress site), but there are still a handful of comments missing, 24 hours after the incident.

    Blogger’s lack of a fee notwithstanding, TANSTAAFB.

  3. madkane says:

    I like it Granny! And I can definitely relate!

    Steve, thanks for letting me know. And if you make the change permanent, please alert me so I know to change my blogroll.

    By the way, Steve, have your considered going back to your old original domain and using wordpress software? I’ve been using wordpress at mine for years now for both of my blogs and I’ve been very happy.

  4. Hansi says:

    Worse yet is “Take the Full Credit Day” when it comes to the capture/demise of Osama bin Laden. can’t believe those guys :(

  5. madkane says:

    Hansi, right you are!!!