Wednesday, January 28, 2015

wednesday newstrip

A hundred & thirty-five asylum seeker children are taking part in a gruelling 72-hour survival course in a snowy Russian forest to train for their upcoming role as space tourists ∙ Toe Knee Ass-Bit has awarded Australia's highest honour to the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, as recognition of his voting for the Marxist party in the Greek elections ∙ British singer Sarah Brightman remains in detention on Nauru after sprouting blooms that smell like rotting fish. European leaders say it reveals a deep-seated racial & chauvinist prejudice on the part of the largest glacier in East Antarctica ∙ Venus Williams is threatening new sanctions on Russia after pro-Russian rebels launched a deadly rocket attack on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol ∙ U.S. President Barack Obama continued to play tennis.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

the waterfall

Monday, January 26, 2015

geographies: Plesetsk

   The function of slow
              clicks is less clear
       than the advantage 
          in launching a 
             spacecraft from
         some higher latitude.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

an index of thirst lines

All-stars from the bar & cocktail world were present
Boston 2014 came & went like rolling thunder
contact with the vascular components increases
does double duty here & in the last colon
enough to call this the best weekend we've had in a while
feeding lines of code into a computer file they keep secret
greasing my vocal gears in case Frank never shows
his thirst for varied information has evolved
ill patients often have distressful episodes of severe thirst
judge me by my size, do you?
knee deep in a river (dying of thirst)
lean face, blistered with sunburn, haggard with hunger & thirst.
maiden song finally on youtube!
normal amounts to ease thirst are fine, but not extra for pleasure
on the wall beside the dresser she's attached a white sheet
plenty of comedy fodder from the O.J. Simpson trial
queer junkie & her endless cellular thirst
recap: the thirst is not real
the abandonment of rail lines has limited job opportunities
Union Mail Line in red letters down his face
vexed & tormented, he asks why thirst is omitted
we're going through this poem line-by-line
X-Factor Gatorade was relabeled as Be Tough
Yukon 12 bottle sampler thirst aid kit picked up by fate
zygotes cry because they are thirsty.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Friday, January 23, 2015


Some of the African slaves brought to the West Indies by Columbus to be used on the sugar plantations carried the smallpox virus.

Wild leeks are an extreme food. Tens of thousands of stems congregate each fall on certain lakes.

Trade in coffee brought prosperity to the Arabian peninsula.

If the flowers bend over, how do the bees hold on? It’s one of the oldest puzzles in physics.

History let go of its box-kite.

She wore blue Destiny denim, gathered wild rice, made maple sugar. Little else is known about those years apart from the fact that the sword of love pierced through her.

The State of the Union is becoming a huge night for social media.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

geographies: Charters Towers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

wednesday newstrip

This year's list of Oscar nominations has raised eyebrows in Hollywood & beyond, not least because, for just the second time since the turn of the Century, every nominee in the Academy's four acting categories was once taken prisoner by Japanese forces ∙ security guards have clashed with an antitrust class action lawsuit involving 64,000 former employees at the Manus Island Detention Center ∙ a Gold Coast nightclub kingpin facing drug-related charges has opened up on how his tight friendship with an iceberg that had turned a full 180 degrees to reveal its underside is pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity ∙ automotive advertising using asylum seekers on hunger strikes moved on a broad front to sweep up Switzerland ∙ Pope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to suspected radical science fiction.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A line from Charles Darwin

The symptoms of chickenpox
are descended from a long line
of priests, can lie dormant in
the sensory nervous system by

beating their tails from side to
side. Gene Kelly plays the Larry
Parks role superbly, &, by ob-
serving facts through pre-sight

neural tissue that originally came
from Africa, has adapted to the
existence of the fossil xylophone
which give the family its name.

Monday, January 19, 2015

to get a prosion

dans les termes de la
Loy de J^^1'** Nature 3
ou qui les ayant violez

described the reduction
in cor- Te distribution of the
slurry during aprosion

solutiopes cold sores,         you are
on the righlast thing all you
want is a decent steering lock

Sunday, January 18, 2015

forgone episode

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Some massage parlors offer reservations

A sudden attack, a raid. A 30-
year-old mom is accused of

statutory rape. The stress of
having to listen to dullards on

TV. The country, [the President]
is obliged to storm Capitol Hill.

Hilly tribes make incursions.
There's nothing more important.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The lighthouse

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Australia continues to slip down global internet speed rankings as sick Australians swamp emergency waiting rooms just like they do in the UK ∙ most primary school teachers in NSW lack the confidence & qualifications to teach attempted murder or torture ∙ Samantha Stosur has suffered yet another dose of the Sydney stutters after a Metro tunnel filled with smoke ∙ Toe Knee Ass-Bit faces a three-year ban for running a galloper with an elevated cobalt level in a Group 1 horse race during the spring carnival ∙ is now a good time to mention Boko Haram?

Monday, January 12, 2015

the distance

Sunday, January 11, 2015

some yeah, send, words

from won des laits









Friday, January 09, 2015

Banksy responds to the Charlie Hebdo attack

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

wednesday newstrip

The Obama administration on Friday imposed a wave of sanctions against honey pots, hives, vehicles, & forklifts ∙ Toe Knee Ass-Bit has "categorically" denied allegations made in US court papers that he sexually abused a 30m by 50m shed in Alexandra, central Otago ∙ Jewish colonists last night pelted the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian queen at a new year's barbecue for Australian airforce crews fighting Chinese steel prices ∙ members of the North Korean government claim they were used as sex slaves on Sun's South Pole ∙ Netflix was engulfed in flames when it tried to visit the West Bank to investigate a complaint by Palestinian farmers over vandalism of olive trees ∙ 2015 is the year of the dwarf planets.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Milton, in the afternoon

she stood,          & waited,          & also served   — tea, & cucumber sandwiches cut into small triangles.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

is something happening here, mr jones?

. . . the sight of Mt Erebus erupting as the plane flew over Ross Island around 2am on New Year's Day
January 2 2015
Big volcanic eruption near Tonga's capital
December 30 2014
Popocatepetl volcano erupts in Mexico emitting gas & ash some two miles in the sky.
December 30 2014
A cloud of ash belched out by the Sheveluch volcano in Kamchatka is spreading 35 km.
December 30 2014.
Lava from Kilauea Volcano stopped short of hitting Pahoa Marketplace on Christmas day but it has resumed its movement on Saturday.
December 29 2014
Ash clouds from two active volcanoes in Guatemala prompted local air travel warnings yesterday.
December 27 2014
The eruption of Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) & the 3 lava flows (North, South and West), & the location of the destroyed settlements.
December 27 2014
Indonesia has temporarily closed a domestic airport after a volcano in the country's east erupted, spewing plumes of ash hundreds of meters .
December 19 2014
Turrialba Volcano, 60 km northeast of the Costa Rican capital erupted again Monday evening
December 9 2014
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has provided November’s monthly update on the Yellowstone volcano & 119 earthquakes were registered in the area of Yellowstone National Park.
December 7 2014

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