Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The conspiracy fairy left me a silver dollar for my tooth

Jerry Fletcher is a man in love with a woman he observes from afar. Whoopi Goldberg questioned the Moon Landing on "The View." Jesse Ventura & his team of experts examine some of the most frightening & mysterious conspiracy allegations of contrails, which consist of ice crystals or water vapor condensed behind aircraft. Any gap in official information on such violent events is filled by online theorists proffering a "big explanation." Hoaxes go viral because the public rarely makes the distinction between conspiracy and misinformation in the aftermath of tragedy.

Secret schemes that shaped the world around us are hiding in the footnotes of our history books—you just need to know where to look. is being used for governmental purposes. The government is finding out ways to control us, an event or set of circumstances as the result of a usually secret plot by powerful conspirators. Secretary Napolitano calls the rumor "full of misstatements & misapprehensions"

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

wednesday newstrip

Most surprising seal encounters • Boston explosions rock city • Black Caviar fever hits Randwick • A new experiment is revealing the future for the Great Barrier Reef if illegally crossing train tracks continues • A coffin will be displayed at Brisbane's Central Station to remind people of the dangers of climate change • The family of a man who fell to his death on the 18th hole while celebrating his bucks party said he was the most unlikely person to die from such a tragic accident • Adam Scott still sinks his putt.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

To Juvenal

She enquires anxiously
after G's. health. Says she

must return him those
codices of Ovid, now

incomplete at the end &
heavily glossed, though

offset with pale skin
& a lovely nude pout.
Marcus Valerius Martialis (40 – 102 CE)

included in Poems from the Oxyrhynchus Papiryi selected & translated by Umberto Allegrezza; The Uzbekistan Historical Society; Bukhara, 2012.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

NineMSN news 4/10/13

Unexpected voices on TV talent shows • Her badly-beaten body was discovered three days after she was killed • Celebrity interviews turn testy • Her mobile phone was lying at her feet • Enormous spiders devouring oversized prey.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Elvis Costello's Tramp the Dirt Down

I saw a newspaper picture from the political campaign
A woman was kissing a child, who was obviously in pain
She spills with compassion, as that young child's
Face in her hands she grips
Can you imagine all that greed and avarice
Coming down on that child's lips

Well I hope I don't die too soon
I pray the lord my soul to save
Oh I'll be a good boy, I'm trying so hard to behave
Because there's one thing I know, I'd like to live
Long enough to savor
That's when they finally put you in the ground
I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down

When England was the whore of the world
Margaret was her madam
And the future looked as bright and as clear as
The black tarmacadam
Well I hope that she sleeps well at night, isn't
Haunted by every tiny detail
'Cos when she held that lovely face in her hands
All she thought of was betrayal

Thursday, April 04, 2013

National Visual Poetry Month

Amanda Earl's AngelHousePress presents,
"a celebration of poetic form of all kinds and an homage to those poets who try to extend the definition of poetry. This year’s edition, which marks the fifth anniversary, is a tribute to the Last Vispo, an anthology of visual poetry edited by Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill and published by Fantagraphics in 2012. The site contains visual poetry, asemic writing, collage, concrete poetry and other forms of whimsy by artists from Australia, Canada, the USA, Finland, Hungary, Italy, and Sweden. Each day in April a different visual poem will be shown. AngelHousePress thanks all who participated and sent work for consideration and wishes the month had at least forty five days in order to showcase all the great poetry we received."

Starting April 1, visit for a different visual poem every day. So far this month there has been work by Gary Barwin, Michael Basinski & Ginny O’Brien, & Cecil Touchon dislayed. Another 27 artists are still to come.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

there are or will be

No Polar Bears in his hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.
No Polar Bears in your hat.
No Polar Bears in aggregations.
No Polar Bears in the Qatari Desert.
No Polar Bears in Antarctica.
No Polar Bears in bikinis on the side of the road holding signs.
No Polar Bears in cars.
No Polar Bears in Arizona so no posts tagged © Tumblr, Inc.
No Polar Bears in the home market.
No Polar Bears in Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl Campaign.
No Polar Bears in Finland.
No Polar Bears in Sweden.
No Polar Bears in Norway.
No Polar Bears in Hornstrandir.
No Polar Bears in Poland.
No Polar Bears in a Reliant.
No Polar Bears in South Africa.
No Polar Bears in Mexico.
No Polar Bears in Costa Rica.
No Polar Bears in the provincial park.
No Polar Bears in mission control.
No Polar Bears in the land of flightless birds.
No Polar Bears in a molecule—or is that Polar Bonds?
No Polar Bears in the aforementioned book.
No Polar Bears in Alaska. This is in error.
No Polar Bears in the area.
No Polar Bears in our streets.
No Polar Bears in penguin huddles.
No Polar Bears in the way.
No Polar Bears in the wild.
No Polar Bears in 20 years.
No Polar Bears in 10 Years.
No Polar Bears in the zoo.
No Polar Bears in sight.

No Polar Bears.