Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Spice Girls Regroup

law infractions that occurred early on Tuesday morning, under a plan which will see settlement temporary neighborhood prepared a 10-year-old Palestinian boy inside a base. Police for "most racist state" in the developed world said ultra-Orthodox Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his Palestinian counterpart Tuesday no problem recognizing a bullet-proof vehicle. Palestinian state twelve Israel Defense soldiers and what he said was the Judea and Samaria District a "responsible" position negotiations with Israel, frozen for nearly Saturday's social protest that the violence families evacuated to the West Bank four years ago. Israel began evicting the of the Prominent Israeli author Sami Michael said the country's discriminatory attitude for trafficking in drugs worth some NIS 800,000, according a report released on The which approach its border as a threat and a military target, Prime Minister Tayyip neighborhood in the Beit Commissioner Yohanan claims that although he was in a he men said on Tuesday. A Border Police officer charged with causing the death of visiting Danino on Tuesday accused activists that participated in premeditated. The Police three overnight Monday on suspicion of desecrating the Yad Vashem Holocaust with had to respond after stones were thrown at the car. anti-Zionist slogans two weeks Mizrahi Jews and Arabs qualifies it for the title of junior career officers have been arrest sweep is one of the largest ever in the IDF. Turkey will treat any Syrian units.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Great (Media Tarts) Race, #6

Creativity is rarely shown by the competitors these days. Rather, it's predicability.

& so ...


& the Dalai Lama

both seek out Aung San Suu Kyi for a photo-op.

The Race judges are split on how to allocate points for this stage. Half wish to reward the two competitors for the speed with which they reacted. Half wish to penalize them for exactly the same thing, for taking what was easily obtained rather than something more difficult.

In the end, only a single point is awarded, to the Dalai Lama since he also is a Nobel Laureate & therefore has an excuse.

In the summation of their deliberations, the judges commented on the frenzy of media attention that has greeted Aung San Suu Kyi in her journey beyond the borders of Myanmar, & noted that, should she ever become a formal participant in TGR, she will be hard to beat.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


I got all the colors of Google to appear...

Instead of a long chain
of nucleotides, think of
the body as being
comprised of an infinite
tape divided into cells,
a finite number of which
contain a symbol drawn
from a finite vocabulary.

To breath life into it
add a moving head to scan
the cells as they pass; &
depending on the present state
& the present symbol
to overwrite or delete what
it finds there & move
one cell further on. It is not
a sequence of purine or
pyrimidine bases but of
ordered quintuples. Birth
is the initial state; the subset
of final states includes
assassination with an icepick
suicide through cyanide
& the

crash of white plumes
in the night sky.
from At Trotsky's Funeral

Friday, June 22, 2012

Everything old is new again

Scientists have unearthed the biggest find yet of pre-historic "giant wombat" skeletons, revealing clues to the reasons for the species' extinction.

The find, in Queensland, Australia, of about 50 diprotodons - the largest marsupial that ever lived - has been called a "palaeontologists' goldmine".

The plant-eating giants, the size of a rhinoceros, weighed up to 2700 kilograms & had backward-facing pouches big enough to carry an adult human. Scientists equate them as genetically relative to today’s wombats.

The fossils are believed to be between 100,000 & 200,000 years old.

The "mega-wombats" appeared to have been trapped in boggy conditions while taking refuge from dry conditions.

The pigeon-toed animals were widespread across Australia about 50,000 years ago, when the first indigenous people are believed to have lived, but they first appeared about 1.6 million years ago.



There are many things that could block a stormwater drain.

But a wombat?

Imagine the surprise on the faces of the people at the Launceston City Council when they stumbled across a furry critter while viewing video from a stormwater pipe survey recently.

Imagine the surprise on the faces of the people at the Launceston City Council when they stumbled across a furry critter while viewing video from a stormwater pipe survey recently.

The shy little squatter was discovered by engineering development officer Sonia Smith. Ms Smith said that one of the tasks council asked developers to undertake when building a new subdivision was to ensure all their stormwater pipes were working.

"They do that by conducting a remote video camera survey, and they then send the videos into us," Ms Smith said.

"The equipment they use is basically a remote controlled camera, driven by a joystick.

"Sometimes in these videos you see the odd rat or spider, but this is the first time I've seen a wombat."

Ms Smith said the wombat found his or her way into the pipe because it was open at one end.

"It's a 300mm pipe, which is the smallest we use, but it appears that it might be a perfect size for a wombat burrow," she said.

Ms Smith said the wombat will be respectfully nudged on to a new burrow and access to the pipe will be blocked.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

A line from Arthur B. Reeve

He felt happy & pain-free only
on stage, immersed in his music.
String Theory & the Geometry of
Hydroponic Strawberries
. Listen

to, download, play & stream the
song. The elders only smile sadly.
I've bought eight t-shirts from
this guy. Californian worshippers

chose blindfolds. There is scepticism
in the mainstream media. Luxury
limousines drove up the stairs.
I have his posters on my wall. Will

he be able to go back to the boy
band life? Don’t forget to watch A
Thousand Kisses
, Episode 37. In the
blank space alongside the photograph,

an anonymous letter-writer had
scribbled a shocking & hate-filled
message. Does it bother you that
tennis doesn't get that kind of adulation?

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Today the
postman brought
me a walking
stick. Now all I
need are a back
fence & a fruit-
filled apple tree
just inside it but
not too far out
of reach for the
young kids of
the neighbor-
hood. Those who
can remember
the past are also
condemned to re-
peat it. I never did
like Santayana.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

ten pwoermds from the past two months





Tai Chic






from won des laits