Saturday, August 31, 2013

suite tome, alabama



He did not ask
for permission to
come aboard. The
bar was open &
he was thirsty. A
country band. Sweet
Home Alabama
, just
like in that Reese
Witherspoon movie
he only ever saw
the end of, late
at night, on cable
tv. He drank. It was
raining. The credits
ran down his face.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

geographies: Dongara


Monday, August 26, 2013

The $1-million white picket fence

I got the Army's point,
a gigantic sign which read:

A STRONG FENCE CAN
MATE MULTIPLE TIMES IN

A SEASON & STILL SERVE AS
GRACELAND'S GUEST BOOK.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hypocrite orateur

Toe Knee Ass-Bit pauses after kissing another elderly nun on the lips — "Where's the tongue, Toe Knee?" she asked —


to channel Baudelaire & accuse former prime minister Julia Gillard of reducing Australian politics to a contest of ''crude political head-banging."


Who started it, Toe Knee Ass-Bit?

Hypocrite orateur!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

saturday newstrip

Bus drivers behaving badly — Peter Stefanovic's shots from Cairo crisis centre • man inserted a four-inch steel fork into his urethra in an out-of-this world project that has the potential to give ordinary people access to satellite technology • Tony Abbott in an attempt to achieve sexual gratification after a weak performance in the United States • contaminated water seeping from storage tanks one after another has taken the shine off soft drinks • a prejudiced security service enabled a neo-Nazi cell to get away with the murder of Princess Diana • the boys did not see a sharp decline in earnings, they saw the world's grumpiest cat, local police chief says • the US Federal Reserve's stimulus program was fired at Israel Thursday from southern Lebanon • Olivia Newton-John will press her advantage as a regional fibre island as investors fret over an imminent end to car manufacturing in Australia.

Friday, August 23, 2013

collateral damage: a moving story

The apothecary had apparently paused for an apéritif. . .

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Today the
postman brought
me the candelabrum
famous for
playing A Song
to Remember
on
a grand piano
on top of which
first Chopin &
then, later,
Liberace sat.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A / picture you / can't go past

aka the guardian of fork in passage


Canberra doctors removed a 10-centimetre fork from inside an elderly man's penis after a bizarre sexual mishap.

The 70-year-old arrived at the Canberra Hospital emergency department with a bleeding sexual organ.

He told doctors he had inserted the 10cm dining fork into his urethra almost 12 hours earlier in an attempt to achieve sexual gratification.

But the utensil became stuck.

The fork was not visible but doctors were able to feel it from the outside and X-rays showed its position.

Doctors considered several retrieval options before deciding to pull the fork free using forceps and "copious lubrication" while the patient was under a general anaesthetic.

The elderly patient was then sent home.
more...

Monday, August 19, 2013

geographies: Makowata


Saturday, August 17, 2013

saturday newstrip

Deformed insects, some with fused teeth, have been linked to horizontal pole dancing • a six-year-old is at the heart of the brave exploration into speculation that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was interrogated by Russian authorities • the British government has said it is "deeply concerned" that a xenophobic attitude to foreign investment is blocking third-party apps from exercising with a ballet barre • the marginal Queensland seat of Forde exploded & sank in Mumbai • a new animal was arrested as the ground shook & buildings swayed from side to side • asylum seeker policy facing an electoral thumping from deterrence • an Indian submarine is the wrong answer.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

geographies: Bondoola


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

There's one born every day



"Toe Knee Ass-Bit, Australia's opposition leader, has triggered a wave of scatological jokes with an unfortunate slip-up, declaring that no one can be a 'suppository of all wisdom.'"

Monday, August 12, 2013

not from what I saw . . .


Last night's "debate" between KRudd & Toe Knee Ass-Bit was, to use a cliché, boring as batshit.

Bring back Julia, I say.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Recycled,

but it still appeals to me . . .

Plan of a tack

Friday, August 09, 2013

friday newstrip

The Kremlin says it is "disappointed" boys strangled by python • the Australian Greens have filled mosques & public spaces to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan • TV's most offensive snake tanks • the US has cancelled the 25th anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising crushed by the country's military leaders • best death-defying stunts under threat with bid to make radiotherapy safer • a Taiwanese fisherman who was shot to death by Manila's coast guard in disputed waters three months ago has offered an official apology for the warming planet • the National Heart Foundation has been diagnosed with measles.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

geographies: Darling Downs


Tuesday, August 06, 2013

some july beings

from won des laits

tofutility

ambiantsy

behedonism

escalculation

ttoping

dreraming

outsouciance

erudietary

Friday, August 02, 2013

geographies: Monto


Thursday, August 01, 2013

Otoliths issue 30 is now live


Once again, with its southern winter, 2013 issue, Otoliths lives up to its reputation for delivering a cornucopia of wide-ranging creativity. In this issue you'll find work by SS Prasad, Raymond Farr, Mary Cresswell, Richard Kostelanetz, Volodymyr Bilyk, Alan Chamberlain, Jack Galmitz, Philip Miletec, Jim Meirose, Christopher Barnes, Nico Vassilakis, Philip Byron Oakes, Ed Baker, Theodoros Chiotis, David Kelly, Lewis Gesner, Michelle Greenblatt & Sheila E. Murphy, Anna Rugis, Daniel f Bradley, Bobbi Lurie, Elizabeth Terrazas, Willie Smith, John Tranter, Andrew Topel & Pete Spence, Felino A. Soriano, Adam Fieled, Kyle Hemmings, John M. Bennett, Joel Chace, Matt Hill, Jude Conlee, Ron Riekki, Donna Fleischer, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Carol Stetser & Tim Gaze, Theodore Worozbyt, Mia Avramut and John Riley, Jeff Harrison, Chris Brown, Craig Kurtz, bruno neiva & bárbara mesquita, Natsuko Hirata, William Repass, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Wilna Panagos, Susan Kachor Conlon, Aditya Bahl, Márton Koppány, John Pursch, Alexander Jorgensen, Lakey Comess, Andrew Cantrell, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Paul Summers, Ric Carfagna, Marco Giovenale, Joe Balaz, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Alex Stolis, Charles Freeland & Rosaire Appel, Eric Leighton McKneely, Sam Langer, trijita, Cherie Hunter Day, Tony Beyer, Mike Cannell, Reed Altemus, Boona Daroom, Ken Bolton, Bob Heman, Bogdan Puslenghea, Jim McCrary, Michael Brandonisio, Siel Ju, Scott Metz, Ken Nance, J. D. Nelson, Spencer Selby, pd mallamo, & Satu Kaikkonen.

Read & enjoy.