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!
- 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 [↩]