Thursday, October 30, 2014

A line from Apuleius

Ringo got it right. A
drum sound using
only one microphone
can never kill enough,

or steal enough, or
inflict enough pain
to ever instinctively
guide you down to

the old bomb shelter.
It rescinds the right
to carry concealed
handguns, even

though it feels like the
same thing. Just tell
your parents to leave.
As for swimming . . .

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

wednesday newstrip

Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit publicly apologized to Miley Cyrus over comments he made comparing her to a stripper. "I was a bit of a cunt, I do feel bad about it as I'd be fucking livid if someone said that about me." — Ass-Bit later appeared channeling old Hollywood glamor as a battle-scared tank commander in a gold dress during a typically uncharismatic show in Tenterfield ∙ South Korean activists have succeeded in sending thousands of propaganda leaflets advertising the Hobbit finale The Battle Of The Five Armies across the border into North Korea ∙ Brad Pitt has moved to fix the “dog's breakfast” of cellphone laws by declaring his dislike for selfies while driving ∙ a person has been detained after an incident in central Edinburgh led to part of the city having to roll up their sleeves & make important compromises to meet the deadline for a global pact on curbing climate change ∙ the death toll from the ebola epidemic rose to 4922.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

After his eventual return to England in 1688

Selfies are the
worst, always more
than a little egocentric,
motives not always
as altruistic as they
seem. I’m quoting
Aristotle here, from
his treatise on how

photographs, slightly
altered to heighten
the dramatic effect, to
produce more pleasing
images, helped shape
a theory of evolution.

Monday, October 27, 2014

geographies: Walla Walla

During those periods, when
sediment accumulation inter-

fered with existing authorized
purposes, the price of wheat was

high, but eventually led to the
multiple-prism dispersion theory.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A torrent of rushing leaves

                    Occasioned                     by beautiful 
                                   sonnets,                             handwritten
                               works of                              calligraphic 
                          elegance, many                     boys fancy 
                        cartilage earrings.                 Such 
                                furious whispers.                 Snakes, 
                          dragons. Unique                     designs 
                       add accent to                          their ego. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

geographies: Jindarie


Friday, October 24, 2014

Out from Luna Bisonte Prods

Thursday, October 23, 2014

the basis of all later versions

Mendicant friars say all the
repositories are up to date even
though there are some broken
pages. My brother says the local
packages are newer than those
existing in the repositories but
their messages are all in Greek.

An alternative sperm bank
for finding sperm donors
is alive & thriving in down-
town Montreal. My brother
has taken a page out of the
“bring traffic to your website”
handbook, setting the stage
for clickbait by the posting of
headlines that will catch the eye.

(Voir aussi parent, foster parent,
lone parent, lone parent family.)

My brother, who has never
been to a weight-loss clinic,
remains committed to a
legally incoherent vision of
invisible banking Trojans.
Please support his work by
making a donation via PayPal.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

wednesday newstrip

A ventilation grate has released two German hostages after holding them for six months ∙ air strikes in Syria are designed to disrupt key elements of anti-terrorism legislation the US commander overseeing the war said yesterday ∙ police have seized a large cache of guns & ammunition during searches of the housing market arguing there were still parts of the market experiencing high demand ∙ someone described as being "mildly overweight" has taken full control of budget carrier Tigerair Australia, buying the balance 40% they did not already own for A$1 ∙ Miley Cyrus is over twerking, demonstrates her new signature dance, the Toe Knee Ass-Bit ∙ Australia's inaugural professor of poetry has been suspended for his racist & sexist language after a bizarre series of emails that didn’t even come near rhyming.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

“No Prime Minister changed Australia more than Gough Whitlam . . . he did it in less than three years . . . established universal healthcare, nationalized higher education with free tuition, enacted an ambitious cultural agenda that continues to shape Australia to this day."
"In just three years, Australia was given a new national anthem, ditched the British honors system, & abolished the death penalty & national service. He was the first Australian prime minister to visit communist China & he granted independence to Papua New Guinea. Whitlam also passed the Racial Discrimination Act. His Government bought Blue Poles.”

Julia Gillard on Gough Whitlam: A man of the highest political courage, our former prime minister transformed Australia and we are in his debt

Monday, October 20, 2014

A line from Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

Latency issues have been
around forever. My mic
tends to lag behind my web-
cam, & several versions of

the Mesopotamian myth
of the great flood which
antedate the ninth century
still haven’t been identified.

Analysis has never been a
perfect science. A clever man
would never make the assumption
that one hierarchical viewpoint

is right for all occasions or that
a second full-length collection
of poetry is often an archive of
the old site under a new name.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

geographies: Sherman Oaks

                        Meanwhile they worked on 
                                     a spicy kung pao chicken so
                            fluid that the audience was un-

                            aware of both the editing & the
                                     Windows-based backdoor Trojan 
                         horse concealed in the sauce. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Today the
postman brought
me a refugee
camp. “What’s
this?” I asked
him. “It’s the cast-
off thousands you
said you wanted”
he replied.

Friday, October 17, 2014

geographies: Cleves


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

wednesday newstrip

The Samsung Smart Home has been found 17 days after it got lost in the bush in northern Queensland with no food ∙ Pop music's enfant terrible engaged in twerking, crotch grabbing & obscenity-littered dialogue with the audience at her concert last night before detonating an explosives-laden stomach bug ∙ it has been reported that advances in communication & social media have changed the way we interact with packaged carrots & lettuces ∙ a showdown is looming as Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit meets with his state & territory counterparts over the emergence of caves decorated at least 40,000 years ago with images of hands & primitive animals ∙ Kim Jong-un is missing & the internet is about to explode.

Monday, October 13, 2014

geographies: Archer River


Friday, October 10, 2014

geographies: Franklin


Thursday, October 09, 2014

A line from Tom Beckett

Testosterone is an androgenic
hormone that claimed to be
based in Sri Lanka but was out
of phase with my other circadian

rhythms. Every morning I saw
hair in the bottom of the shower
tray. Silk pillows reduced traction
but I forgot to observe protocol

& got the same error message
every time. My mouth filled with
garlic. It drove a stake through
the heart of my dating life.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

wednesday newstrip

Burqa-wearing visitors to Parliament House will only be allowed to view proceedings from enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school children ∙ Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit has expressed support for the burqa ban, saying he wishes women did not wear burqas, even if they were able to get the color & model they wanted from their chosen carrier ∙ the Prom Minister’s business adviser has called for a government-funded review of the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) claiming that the Bureau needed to be investigated over allegations of “temperature manipulation” ∙ the Prom Minister is not calling the latest intervention in Iraq a 'war' but said the special forces soldiers would simply act as military advisers within the battalion headquarters of Iraqi or Peshmerga forces. However, defence experts have cast doubt on Mr. Ass-Bit's assertion that these military advisors would not be involved in battle ∙ foreign aid is set to be cut to help pay for military operations in Iraq & stronger national security at home, as the government hunts for new savings while standing by unpopular reforms ∙ critics say that Mr. Ass-Bit is playing to the crowd with what they call flawed political & foreign policy strategies.

Monday, October 06, 2014

geographies: Yarraman