Gawker Steals Haiku Idea from Lowly St. Louis Food Blog?

by

comment
Now, look: I don't ask for much in this world. A crab cake that's more crab than filler. A pizza cheese that doesn't have the consistency of allergy snot. And credit for writing news in the form of haiku.

gawkercankissmyass.JPG
A few weeks ago, I reported a series of food news items in the form of haiku. Today I saw that Gawker was launching a "News Haiku" beta.

Motherfuckers, I'm the beta.

Do I think too highly of myself, believing that a mega-media site like Gawker is even aware of the existence of a lowly St. Louis food blog -- let alone is nefarious enough to steal from it? Perhaps. But since I have (approximately) one good idea per decade, I'm pretty steamed that my one good idea till 2020 will now be known as Gawker's News Haiku.

A poem to express my frustration:

If the meter fits,
You are guilty plagiarists.
Suck it, Nick Denton.

Tags

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.