Tuesday, August 16, 2005
The Haiku Court
You know most people (other than Kryptonianologists) aren't aware that in the Classical Kryptonian court system, sentencing had to be done in haiku.
Now, Kryptonese doesn't translate perfectly into English, which, I think, is why this judge's phrasing is a tad off. It actually sounds more like this:
Lex Luthor, you killed
a Kryptonian, and so
you'll be tried by them.
Kryptonian culture was so painfully cool. Even loudmouth Luthor is stunned into respectful silence by the judge's casual use of haiku to damn him to transmolecular nullification.
And just for fun, let's have our own haiku composition contest:
What, in haiku, is that whispering woman in the gallery saying to her companion?