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My Dissertation Haiku

Three days ago, Darren pointed out this site to me: Dissertation Haiku. On this site, people write a single haiku that summarizes their PhD dissertation.  Since then, I’ve been trying to write a haiku to summarize my dissertation and failing miserably. As it turns out, I suck at haikus. So I did what any self-respecting scientist would do – I hired my statistician to do it for me1.

And now I give you my Dissertation Haiku, written by Dr. Daniel J. Gillis:

Boozing rat mommies
Make baby rat bones so weak
Poor baby rat bones

If you’d like to read the longer version, my dissertation is here.

Incidentally, at this exact moment, Dr. Dan has also posted his own dissertation haiku. Coordinated simultaneous blog postings. Yes, we truly are that cool.

Update: My dissertation haiku is now published on the Dissertation Haiku site! Go there to read it in all its haikuy glory! Also, if you happen to be one of my friends who also has a dissertation, you should submit your own dissertation haiku there too. Submit, I say!

  1. where by “hire” I mean asked him nicely and gave him no money. Not unlike his day job, except for the asking him nicely part []

12 Responses to My Dissertation Haiku

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  2. Dan says:

    Simultaneous posting win! w00t!

  3. Rick says:

    Wow, true nerdery by simultaneous nerds. Maybe one day I’ll be as cool as the both of y’all.

  4. Beth says:

    A blog posting three-way! I like the sounds of that!

  5. Darren says:

    Excellent, I hope you submitted it!

  6. Dan says:

    A blog three-way! Hilarious. Let’s make it happen.

  7. Beth says:

    @Darren – I did submit it and I’ll be sure to update this posting if/when it gets posted there!

  8. Dan says:

    W00t! Mine was posted. W00t!
    And version 2 is also supposed to be published in a few days. It’s a double peer-reviewed publication day!

  9. Beth says:

    Mine was posted too! Double w00t! And technical, Dan, since you wrote mine, it’s really a triple peer-reviewed pub day for you!

  10. Dan says:

    Oooh, a triple publication day. I don’t know what to say, except maybe w00t w00t w00t!

  11. Rick says:

    Beth and Dan are Nerds.
    Rick is Full of Awesomeness.
    Q.E.D., Bitches!

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