Thursday, October 17, 2019

Caster Quits In Protest

Facing political persecution, &
concerned that a war of words
on the subject of replacement
hormone therapy was being waged
against her by Saint Augustine, the

Bishop of Hippo, via a series of mis-
spelled tweets, she signaled to the
camera operator to cut away from
her & focus on the small window set
high up in the otherwise blank back

wall. Then, in a voice-over, she calmly
said: "When the Bishop asks — & he
will — what is the highest meaning of
the sacred truth, just answer vast
emptiness, nothing holy
& walk away."

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Pyramid-size asteroid to hurtle past Earth (again) · Kendall Jenner has wished her best friend Bella Hadid a happy 23rd birthday by sharing a video of the pair kissing · dodgy insolvency practices in small business ombudsman inquiry's cross hairs · two business associates of Ruby Jeweliani arrested on campaign-finance charges · T.®ump flies into the Cuckoo’s Nest — confuses Turkey with turkey & wants to have it over for Thanksgiving dinner · Why should we help the Kurds? asks U.S. Prissypants T.®ump. After all, they never helped in the War of Independence or the Creek War or the War of Texas Independence or the Mexican-American War or . . .

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A part

Monday, October 14, 2019


The surface of the Earth is made from Bunsen burners, bench mats, matches, tongs, & wooden icy-pole sticks. As part of this premix, animals that died millions of years ago have been preserved & revolve — travel in an orbit — around the planet. Although confusing, these brightest stars are given the lowest magnitude.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Vulture's Park

A powerpoint presentation of
images related to the royal
Christmas visit to Penshurst
takes great liberty with the
meanings usually associated
with emojis. My communications
degree has lost all relevance, so
have parked it away in a small
box from where it talks to me
all night of the pain it feels
when a leaf falls. Outside,
Mother has turned the Palace
grounds into a croquet green
& now I'm waiting for some-
one to hit a ball though that
final hoop & knock down the
bonsai which takes the place
of the central peg. Maybe then
I'll be able to get some sleep.

Series Magritte #407

Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Potato chips

Nothing proceeds as
intended. Idolatry

prevails, some sort of
distraught calculus

in which the trumpets
go on strike the mo-

ment that the camels
enter the courtyard.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

geographies: Womblebank

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid terror: Fears of human extinction as three monster rocks head towards Earth · death toll from vaping-linked illness now at 19 in US · Wheat House ordered to turn over documents to support DoNuts T.®ump impeachment probe · Taylor Swift was filmed having a tearful encounter with a banana · U. K. Plum Molester Poorass Rhinestone faces new constitutional crisis as Brexit talks grind to a halt · Australian Federal Ministrone for Homophobic Affairs, Putrid Dustbin, accused of 'dictator' rhetoric over call for mandatory sentences for climate protesters.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

In the hills, all around

She folded the sentence
under itself. Glassed-in
patios crinkled as the
mountains subsided with
her tenuous words, & the
young Japanese lesbian who
was riding along with us
vanished among the bracken

& tussock. A bird stands in
the center of a stream folding
designated scientific reserves
in upon themselves. Wolves
howl piteously. We count the
lambs, remember the Alamo.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Rodeo Drive

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Reactor turns carbon dioxide to pure liquid fuel · China's rover finds mysterious 'shiny gel' on dark side of the moon · two diet drinks a day are enough to raise the risk of early death · death march of a segmented & trilobate bilaterian elucidates early animal evolution · the lifelong cost of the 'selfie smile': optional dental veneers on the rise · a startup wants to launch a space hotel named after an ex-Nazi · T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests.

Monday, September 30, 2019

geographies: Rai Valley

Thursday, September 26, 2019

geographies: Cheviot

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid Bennu could hit Earth at 25 Million kph with the power of more than 76,000 Hiroshima nuclear bombs, creating a ball of fire as big as 20 kilometers wide & with major tsunamis to follow · a hive of activity was discovered in the roof of a north Brisbane home at the weekend when a beekeeper found 50 kilograms of honey packed in above the ceiling · bees are dropping dead in Brazil & sending a message to humans that a Burj Khalifa sized space rock is set to skim Earth this month · scientists have warned "city-killing" asteroid just zipped by Earth. Why didn’t we see it coming? · Elon Musk has a 1-in-7,000 chance of hitting Earth this Fall · Minecraft's latest Java update adds bees, hives, & honey.

Monday, September 23, 2019

geographies: Hokitika

Friday, September 20, 2019

sometimes we fly

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Paleontologists find 231 million years old 'scrat,' a saber-toothed triassic squirrel · Fortnite nerfed the mech · giant pumice raft from underwater volcanic eruption makes its way to Great Barrier Reef · Miley Cyrus says she’s "a twerking, pot-smoking, foul-mouthed hillbilly but … not a liar" · CDC flags one death & nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping · Monopoly maker Hasbro buys Peppa Pig in $5.9 billion deal · the Amazon is on fire.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Hey, Ma, I just bought Greenland

Saturday, September 14, 2019

geographies: Picton

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

wednesday newstrip

U.S. Sleazygent T.®ump's new cap reads "Make American Measles Again" as CDC warns U.S. risks losing measles elimination status by October. Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would boil oceans!' · asteroid the size of Empire State Building set to fly past Earth. Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would pickle pork!' · Blizzard sues Chinese game company over its Warcraft 'ripoff.' Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would Make America Great Again!' · CamScanner booted from Play Store after discovery of malicious code. Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would melt meringues!' · Apple says it's sorry for using contractors to listen in on Siri conversations & will cease doing it. U. K. Plum Molester Poorass Rhinestone's terrifying warning of subsequent apocalypse — 'Would breach the Constitution!'

Monday, September 09, 2019


Saturday, September 07, 2019

geographies: Cullen Bullen

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Control is an excellent supernatural thriller with hints of Metroid · what would dropping a nuclear bomb on a hurricane do? · hiding in Egypt? Internet goes bananas over PHOTO of 'Steve Jobs' alive & well · NASA warns massive asteroid 2000 QW7 to skim Earth · Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth have reportedly reached a custody arrangement for their pets · acid oceans are shrinking plankton, fueling faster climate change · how often should I get my teeth cleaned?

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The Quandary of Painting

You have blank walls. I have
four baby turtles with painted
backs that arrived at Dulles
International Airport earlier
this month. So, let's start with
room use. As in: "What do you want
to use the space for?" &: "What
do you want it to say about you?"
(from Series Magritte)

Monday, September 02, 2019

geographies: Haast Pass

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

wednesday newstrip

DoNuts T.®ump cancels meeting with Danish Prom Minister because she has 'no interest' in selling Greenland · Spider-Man is set to exit the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after Disney & Sony failed to reach an agreement, according to reports · scientists marvel at collision between black hole & possible neutron star · poo to the rescue: how fecal transplants can save starving koalas · Beijing has suggested Australia reflect on how it engages its Pacific neighbors after Fiji's Pram Minister accused Australian Prem Menaceter Scoot SorrySon of being "insulting & condescending" at the recent Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu · European Union rebuffs U. K. Plum Molester Porous Sandstone's 'misleading' proposal on Brexit divorce.