Wednesday, November 22, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Woman, 42, charged with the murder of her wealthy sheep farmer partner. Mr Dunbar's body was reportedly found on the property on the town's outskirts, Pandora, by police connected to a helium canister · what would Japan do if they discovered North Korea was about to start a nuclear war? USQ astrophysicists make surprising, ancient find · T®ump Tweets “I Should Have Left Them in Jail” about Australian Pram Minister Malcontent Turnipballs ministers divided over religious protections in same-sex marriage bill · coin released for Queen's 70th anniversary complicates search for missing sub · Mugabe vows to stay on in national address, even though arrested for breaching AVO & for dangerous driving.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

found in the letter box

Monday, November 20, 2017

defector parasites

Antagonistic coevolution be-
tween letters to the editor
in this week's Bucks Herald

& a creaturely organism like us
in spirit, but who has been
shot multiple times, has lead to

this latest collection of dreamy,
tender songs — now available
at the iTunes store — from a

bunch of Springsteen-worshiping
apicomplexan relatives living
in an underground bunker be-

neath the sub-Saharan pavilion
from last year's Venice Biennale.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

the dollar sign

Saturday, November 18, 2017

geographies: Antalya

                              One of the hubs in this so-
                 called cradle of civilization is a

                           treasure house of circum-
                     cized single USB ports. It also

                         includes a kitchen that uses an
                   obscure cosmic emanation known

                as "fast radio bursts" to facilitate the
                  production of their artisanal craft

                          beers which are now available
                            in cans & bottles or on tap.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

prevaricated ambience

An American skate punk—
who earns his living
as a lens grinder—used

equivocal language &
refreshing scented candles
to harness the sensual

tweets from his CEO
& turn them in to a
sordid tale of treachery.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

text tile #3

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand & merging the chat app’s stories feature with Facebook Stories after discovering Australia's economy is built on shaky foundations · BMW i3 electric car prices get a charge for 2018 after learning that a Mormon mother-of-two started making hundreds of thousands as an escort · DoNuts T®ump has ended a marathon trip to Asia by skipping an international summit after the event was delayed by about two hours · 10 great, perfect, solid-Mithril ideas for Lord Of The Rings TV spin-offs including "how sugar is killing us slowly" · illegal puppy trade surges in UK ready for Christmas.

Monday, November 13, 2017

suicide squad

Saturday, November 11, 2017

incidental to

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Japanese host Shinzo Abe forced to play second fiddle to ego of DoNuts T®ump. Mental health is your problem here, this isn't a guns situation, says T®ump · I never knew there were so many countries, DoNuts T®ump tells banquet dignitaries in Japan. Mental health is your problem here, this isn't a guns situation, says T®ump · Three US navy aircraft carriers to 'wargame' as T®ump tours Asia. Mental health is your problem here, this isn't a guns situation, says T®ump · T®ump is opening up a new front in his war against Obamacare. Mental health is your problem here, this isn't a guns situation, says T®ump · T®ump voices support for Saudi leaders amid political purge. Mental health is your problem here, this isn't a guns situation, says T®ump · We have every reason to fear T®ump’s pick to head Nasa. Mental health is your problem here, this isn't a guns situation, says T®ump.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

text tile #2

Monday, November 06, 2017

you're kidding me

Saturday, November 04, 2017

I remarked on this

in the days of Bush. Even more appropriate now.
“The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even a mob with him by the force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second or third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

“The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

Friday, November 03, 2017

random salamanders

Now out. A Wanton Text Production.

"Mark Young's playful and allusive new book of poetry engages words as both sources and objects."

68 pages
Drew B. David, Publisher.
(To whom my thanks.)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

text tile #1

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

wednesday newstrip

T®ump's endless spats & Twitter tantrums reveal a man who is thin-skinned, self-obsessed, & pathetically insecure · Google shrugs off Pixel 2 issues, but adds an extra year to its warranty anyway · what a small, pitiful man DoNuts T®ump is. His ego is gigantic, yes, but it’s also pathetically fragile · UK minister embroiled in sex toys scandal · The National Lottery ‘Lotto’ draw results from Saturday 28th October 2017. Saudi Arabia has become the first country to grant a robot citizenship — & critics say “Sophia” already has more rights than the country’s women · Australian PM had to repeatedly explain refugee deal to T®ump during call — here's how the Aston Martin DB11 V8 really compares to the V12 · Oxfam urges Australian fashion brands to end worker exploitation.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

[recycled] the directions of emotion

What lips my
lips have kissed, &
where, & why, I
have forgotten, &
what arms have lain
under my head
till morning; but the
rain is full of
ghosts tonight, that
tap & sigh upon
the glass & listen
for reply; & in my
heart there stirs a
quiet pain for un-
remembered lads
that not again will
turn to me at mid-
night with a cry.

Thus in the winter
stands a lonely tree,
nor knows what
birds have vanished
one by one, yet
know its boughs
more silent than
before: I cannot
say what loves have
come & gone; I only
know that summer
sang in me a little
while, that in me
sings no more.

is no parenthesis
& death i think

for life's not a
back in my arms
laugh, leaning
each other: then
we are for

which says
eyelids' flutter
is less than your
ure of my brain
cry—the best gest-
all flowers. Don't
lady i swear by
than wisdom
are a better fate
approves, & kisses
my blood

Spring is in the
to be a fool while
kiss you; wholly
will never wholly
syntax of things
any attention to the
first who pays
since feeling is

Friday, October 27, 2017

the bulb, in splendor

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Science says your brain is still aware when you've just died · want to control your dreams? Here are 3 tricks to induce lucid dreaming — T®ump saying he'll allow release of JFK assassination files · evolution in your back garden—great tits may be adapting their beaks to birdfeeders · men performing oral sex more likely to get rare mouth & throat cancer · sex robot creator say he has figured out how to have a baby with his creations.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Le pont Mirabeau

Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine
            Et nos amours
      Faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne
 La joie venait toujours après la peine 

Sunday, October 22, 2017


The stillness of death
ranges over this vast
plain. I am at a cross-
road in my contiguous
physical map; any
therapy seems only
to have adverse effects.

The shape of the time
interval is less recogniz-
able, imposes limitations
on the raster & vector
datasets already open for
business just across the
street from the condo

development. 95% of
all cats will become
ecstatically attached to
any thing hollow or over-
hanging. Whole kernel
corn right out of the
can is a treat for catfish.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

In Paris, a bearded man is a fashion statement

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Cabinet dumps Clean Energy Target for new 'affordable, reliable' power plan now available because an out-of-control Chinese space lab is hurtling towards Earth · fanged kangaroos lived for longer than previously thought, await Victorian vote on assisted dying · mountain collapse may prompt Kim Jong-un into dealing marijuana at Melbourne Girls College · Aussie scientists react to Today's Lisa Wilkinson leaving Channel 9 for 10's The Project after wage talks break down. Say it was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, & would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Monday, October 16, 2017


Saturday, October 14, 2017

wreckage of the shadow

Renaissance is alive &
thriving this year. No-
thing else to touch it for
style or energy. Disassembled
birds — hallucinatory, peri-

lous as a minefield — set
faces to grimace, then set
out to create epic doom
metal albums from flat
unpolished non-metal

surfaces that carry no
images of the world
around yet still reflect
the importance of set-
ting up a mise-en-scène.

Friday, October 13, 2017