Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today the
postman brought
me a ticket in
the latest raffle
run by Farmsex.

com where the
first prize is a
poke in a pig
& you get to
choose the pig.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

wednesday newstrip

The world's most wanted drug lord had cracks to components which were regarded as "safety critical" ∙ the former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is sceptical about reports that crash tests revealed only one dog harness on sale in New Zealand would protect pooches in even a low-speed crash ∙ police have seized drugs, cash & high-powered firearms, including a sub-machine gun, during a raid on the taxation system ∙ an orca has told a Senate committee it is unable to substantiate claims that zircon crystals from Western Australia's Jack Hills region crystallised 4.4 billion years ago ∙ a free-diver's catch bag & a no-frills beachside condo tower have showed no resistance to labeling products from the disputed West Bank & Golan territories & increasing revenue through consumer levies ∙ Australia must join the international race to build a bionic brain in order to share the health & economic benefits that will flow from such a prestigious global project.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

what a delicious irony!

The Federal Australian government of Toe Knee Ass-Bit has suffered the ignominy of having its asylum seeker policy publicly criticized by another foreign government - this time China.

China's vice-minister of foreign affairs, Li Baodong, said he was concerned about the "very important issue" of the treatment of refugees & asylum seekers, especially children, who arrive in Australia by boat.

"Indeed, we have proposed this question very candidly & also stated our concerns," Mr Li told reporters in Beijing. "We also asked if these refugees will be illegally repatriated to other countries."
Sydney Morning Herald, 2/21/14

Friday, February 21, 2014

Table, Ocean, & Fruit

We are beyond frustrated.
He finally has real reviews
by real people. My hair has
become healthier. We live

in a house overlooking
the ocean. But we both
appear to have a texture
problem, either the toes of

clunky leather boots or/&
cuba libre & tropical fruit on
a wooden table. A player

needs to know two basic
sets of facts: drive-ins were
a very big deal back then; &
juice making can often lead

to exotic states. We're brand
new to power auras. Some-
times they just crash. What
is it we are doing wrong?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

thursday newstrip

Police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev are having a field day when it comes to spotting further signs of weakness in the labor market ∙ the cast of the beloved sitcom, Telstra's Telephone Directory, have called for more Internet freedom ∙ a book of articles about Chinese bloggers has claimed thousands of lives ∙ massive male elephant seal with an ego the size of Microsoft & Apple put together has been detained by authorities in North Korea for allegedly possessing religious material ∙ starving melanoma cells have quadrupled profits for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot ∙ the International Olympic Committee, that violent jihadist terrorist organization, has just released the first official trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Have added

to Series Magritte again, with a poem I'm pleased with. The lines are too long to re-post it here, so here's the link:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

saturday newstrip

The presence of two-year-olds Boomwaa & Bugatty has added another dimension to the strange S-shaped phenomenon which appeared on the weather bureau radar ∙ a parasite that is found in cats & can cause brain disease, blindness & miscarriage in people has been found for the first time on the steps of a private plane ∙ Facebook has freed members from the bonds of a tax on fizzy drinks ∙ Google is working on technology that will provide data transfer speeds over the internet that are many times faster than Arctic beluga whales ∙ the woman behind a campaign to stop a controversial rap group from performing in Auckland is uber rich & chronicles the receipt of all death threats on instagram ∙ Thailand's government is moving to save dozens of lives a year by letting people opt for custom genders such as young or jealous or military exercise.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ten years after

I commenced the ekphrastic series, I've just posted poem #250 in my Series Magritte. A good place to stop.

But, ever the masochist, I've decided to push on. & to cement my determination, have posted #251, a very slight, light & corny piece.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Today the
postman brought
me a mass-mailed—
but individually ad-
dressed & personally
signed in blue ink—
"letter" from the
Postal Service
Director herself
asking me to part-
icipate in an online
survey about min-
imizing fiscal outlay
by reducing mail
deliveries to every
other day of the
week. Today the
postman wore a
black tee on which,
in blue, the message:
morituri te salutant.

Monday, February 03, 2014

you are wry upfront, Jan

from won des laits