12/11/02: Surprise Guest
It's Round 3 of Headline Honku and the bizarre automotive news stories just keep rolling in. We've got a good one today from Long Island.
What is Headline Honku, you ask? It's a new game that we've got going here on the web site. The game works like this: Someone presents a recent news story. And you try to boil it down into a pithy little honku gem. A "honku" is a haiku poem about traffic.
For some great examples, check out our first and second rounds of Headline Honku. Last week I posted the press release of a company called IbisTek advertising their new line of Cobra and Viper SUV's. These trucks come souped-up with gun turrets and are all set for "peacekeeping," "low-intensity conflict," or whatever your mission may be. Many excellent honku were written about the Cobra and Viper. Here's one of my favorites, posted by Tessie:
leather seats, two cup holders,
Oh, and machine gun.
So, on to the next Headline Honku. Check out the crazy automotive news story below and take a crack at summing it all up in 17-syllables. I'm not making this stuff up...
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Stop at a Home in Medford:
That's about when
the Corvette catapulted over an embankment and tore a hole through their
upstairs bedroom wall.
Tirella was arrested
later and charged with driving while intoxicated.