All In   |  April 02, 2013

click3: The New York Times meet haikus

The New York Times is getting in the haiku business, imaging the Keystone XL Pipeline as a bike path, and the Boston police department is going undercover online to stop the city’s biggest threat: DIY indie-rock shows.

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>>> this is jeff marriott. served his country, came home to a desk job and got his life in order, then sequestration kicked in. he says the only way he can bay his bills is if he goes back to war. he joins me next. first, the first awesome thing i saw on the internet has to do with this. major newspaper finds the key to gravity layoffs soon to come. why am i speaking in a form of poetry? because as a nod to national poetry month, "the new york times" has launched something called -- an online duration of haikus plucked from articles. the senior architect developed a rhythm that scans each sentence by using an electronic dictionary containing syllable counts. it checks the times home page for newly published articles. the choices selected are then reviewed by man and put up on the site. harris says he updates to include words like rihanna. here's a sample. to many, the mets appear destined for a fifth straight losing season. as a leftover, the soup was equally good. there's a link from the article. the last piece from a modest proposal for more back stabbing in preschool. the second awesomest comes from a twitter. wondering if the keystone pipeline was a bike path . liberals in bike helmets . these sketches from landscape architects , imagine a world in which the pipeline has been approved, but all is not lost. the design team is proposing a cross-country bike path to run along the same route. as writer kelsey campbell points out, a bike path next to an oil pipeline is a e quif lent of a band-aid on a mortal wound . and from boston based freelancer, luke o'neill. as he reports, it looks as if the boston police are going undercover to stop dyi indy rock shows. the band spelling bee posted e-mails in a sting -- came from one hard core boston punk by the name of joe sly. mr. sly has been e-mailing noise bands from his g-mail account to see when they're heading into town to play diy concerts. thanks to our twitter fan for pointing us to this story. funniest thing i've seen in a while. you can find all the links for tonight's click three on our website. and on our facebook page. submit your click three nominees