Sunday, January 26, 2020

geographies: Mbabane

Every year, during the summer
solstice, the cattle kraal of the

Swazi king is re-inducted in
to the zodiac as an accredited

replacement for those who
prefer beef to mutton or goat.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kung Hei Fat Choi

But let's hope the year isn't favorable for this fascist rat.

Friday, January 24, 2020


Thursday, January 23, 2020

: through a long window :

: realize :
in some
instances is
good; in

games of
the showcase

the so-called

are both
& the target
is diminishing

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid that could cause ‘violent’ sky explosions approaching Earth · new research reveals how Ginkgo biloba trees can grow for thousands of years · the Prada bolo tie is already this year’s viral celebrity accessory · T.®ump to veto bill intended to keep forever chemicals out of groundwater · oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second · Melbourne air quality drops to 'hazardous' levels as bushfire smoke lingers over Victoria · why is Gwyneth Paltrow selling a candle that smells like her vagina?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

geographies: Paul's Pocket

Friday, January 17, 2020

enlarging the canon

Old Rhumba
68 pages
gradient books
$US 5.00

"Once more meandering, this time whistling the Peanut Vendor song, unable to accede to the lyrics — peanuts do bop do bop. What was once a Cuban rhythm, the rumba, an h added in the pre- & post-war dancehalls of the then united States, turned into a jazz standard by the white swing bands — if you haven't got bananas don't be blue — brought back to much more like its original format by resettled Cuban musicians who found fame by cashing in on a craze for Latin-American music. Nothing of which has anything to do with this collection. Except for the name. Old Rhumba. 50 million monkeys can't be wrong (peanuts do bop do bop)."

Art Informel
68 pages
gradient books
$US 5.00

"(The tachistes) paint white on white, & they believe that this is an achievement," said René Magritte to Harry Torczyner. "I don't like that."

Torczyner responded by challenging Magritte to paint "a white rose, in a white room with a window looking on to a landscape covered with snow."

Magritte painted a rose in revolutionary red. "When there is a rose, & one is sensitive to it, one makes it as big as I did so that the rose appears to fill the room." He called the painting "The Tomb of the Wrestlers."

A comment by Jean-Paul Sartre on another painter's work sets the scene for the poems here. "Ses titres ne désignent pas l’objet : ils l’accompagnent." "His titles do not indicate the object: they accompany it."

Thursday, January 16, 2020

geographies: Winton

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid alert: NASA tracks a colossal space rock on Earth approach 1 day after discovery · model banned on Instagram after raising $500k for bushfire appeal with nude selfies · Samsung just revealed a new rotating TV that's like a giant smartphone for your living room · scientists find astounding slime mold trapped in amber for 100 million years · DoNuts T.®ump tweets the US flag & follows up with a 'I don't want to have sex with my wife' tweet · aliens exist & they are living among us, says first British astronaut into space · World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

geographies: Bogie River

Friday, January 10, 2020

the abc of making up lost ground in the polls

(a) Assassinate an Iranian general.

(b) Tweet the American flag to show that everything is done in the name of patriotism. Ignore Samuel Johnson's pronouncement that "patriotism is the last resort of the scoundrel."

(Note: (a) & (b) can be swapped around.)

(c) Draw up a plan that details further acts of aggression to be carried out at regulated intervals so as to generate news headlines for all the weeks until polling day.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Warning: five massive asteroids are just about to whiz by Earth · congregants have returned fire & fatally shot a gunman who killed two people in a church near Fort Worth, Texas · Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players are being killed by... a chair · Kansas cop, 23, resigns after admitting he was the one who wrote 'fucking pig' on his McDonald's coffee cup & then blamed the 'vulgar message' on his drive-thru server · NASA satellite images show the terrifying reality of climate change · California law banning sale of cosmetics tested on animals went into effect January 1st · DoNuts T.®ump spent 1 of every 5 days in 2019 at a golf club.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

a history of won des laits

Sunday, January 05, 2020

sur la plage x 3

Thursday, January 02, 2020

geographies: Airville

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Woman says hair dye reaction caused her face to swell ‘like a balloon’ · "Space is the world's new war-fighting domain," said DoNuts T.®ump officially launching Space Force, the US's first new military service since 1947 · Australian Deputy Prune Monster MyCall McCornhick concedes Australia must do more to fight climate crisis – but links fires to 'self-combusting manure' · dinosaurs may have been poisoned before getting blasted with asteroid · half of all American adults could be obese in 10 years, study finds, &, once again, DoNuts T.®ump is leading the pack.

Monday, December 30, 2019


Friday, December 27, 2019

geographies: Llanarth

Thursday, December 26, 2019

genetic material

          watch two
          the field on
        the other side
        of the lagoon
    in a complicated
        mating ritual
          & cr    eate 
            an       al
              mo   st
                fe   ct     
              do    ub
                le  he   

(From 15 years ago, with only a little GM.)

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Fans hate Dynamaxing in Pokémon · asteroid hit: Russia developing weapon to blow up dangerous space rocks mid-way · DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment could give competitive gamers an edge · Zebrafish 'avatars' help distinguish radiosensitive from radioresistant tumors · ancient chewing gum reveals Stone Age woman's genome · most US opioid overdose deaths accidental, 4% are suicide · NASA issues warning for two asteroids that might collide with Earth this week · DoNuts T.®ump has lashed out at Democrats in a furious six-page letter to Nancy Pelosi, labeling his looming impeachment a declaration of war on democracy & an illegal coup attempt. Santa Claus decides not to bring him a present.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

missing gold

Sunday, December 22, 2019

whichever way the wind blows

Thursday, December 19, 2019

geographies: Pentland

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

wednesday newstrip

NASA investigates mysterious activity on nearby asteroid that left top scientists baffled · Australia has been singled out as the worst-performing country on climate change policy according to a new international ranking · precision epigenome editing can repair genetic syndrome of intellectual disability · thousands of 'penis fish' appear on California beach · US Prissygent DoNuts T.®ump's mockery with 'fake orgasm' outrages FBI agent · Arctic may have crossed key threshold as permafrost melts in feared climate feedback · DoNuts T.®ump vows to tackle the scourge of low-flush toilets, claiming that water regulations force Americans to flush multiple times after using the bathroom.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

the griot

Thursday, December 12, 2019

geographies: Cloncurry

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Earth was hit by a mysterious ‘mini-moon’ fireball asteroid in 2016, scientists reveal · Apostrophe Protection Society closes its doors, announcing that 'the ignorance & laziness present in modern times have won!' · anti-vaxxers are still spreading false claims as people die of measles · DoNuts T.®ump's administration loses bid to bring back federal executions in US · beached sperm whale found with 100kg of rubbish — including plastic waste — inside its stomach · a third of Britons view the US as a 'menace to the world.'

Monday, December 09, 2019

Don McLean Does Dallas