Wednesday, November 26, 2014

wednesday newstrip

An electronic cigarette has been stealing information from governments & businesses since 2008, researchers said ∙ Art Gallery of SA director Nick Mitzevich has angrily denied there was evidence to suggest some of the works in its collection fled the country after being informed they would be arrested in a potentially lethal confrontation ∙ two paedophile senior teachers at an elite Hobart boys' school would need to gradually move away from mining coal if carbon capture & storage technologies do not prove successful ∙ New Zealand Security Intelligence Service director Rebecca Kitteridge is warning about the potential risks of "vaping" after an unidentified resident receiving oxygen therapy was injured by a fire sparked by a sophisticated cybersespionage tool ∙ the days of the yellow-crested rockhopper penguin could be numbered if police are trained to "shoot to wound."

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nostalgia creeps in

& rattles my hi-hat . . .

Have you ever listened
to the way most
drummers sing? So
regular, so pedestrian,
a freight train held captive
by its tracks. It seems
they cannot forget
that they are drummers
so sit on the rhythm
of the song as if
scared of losing it
if they let go. Welcome
to the Hotel California.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

wednesday newstrip

'Jihadi John' suspect Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 24, has joined industry experts in warning of a looming global chocolate shortage ∙ an aspiring Kiwi film maker is having the last laugh after fooling a city council, a US talk show & thousands of people online with his video of a monster Toe Knee Ass-Bit flaunting his femininity in Melbourne on Tuesday night ∙ the best man at a stag party had to be pepper sprayed after becoming enraged that the Ass-Bit government has confirmed it will snub the United Nations Green Climate Fund to assist developing nations cope with global warming ∙ a new report has shown that Australia's ecosystems & habitats are under threat, with 138 species residing on an unprotected Kim Kardashian ∙ a change in the weather has triggered a public backlash after two women it hired as strippers pole-danced instead.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tablets really are the new PCs

The car industry cannot stop making new cars
Nobody buys them because they are too expensive
I bought an electrical tricycle to
transport eggs with my wife
The monster will destroy this country

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

wednesday newstrip

The population of certain animal species are on a decline since pictures posted on social media led police to search a house on Brisbane's southside where they found pre-boiled eggs ∙ the thing that gets Britney Spears out of bed in the morning is the need to create a creepy Russian website to broadcast her webcam to the world ∙ the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago last Sunday, a key event in the collapse of communism & the preface to Germany's reunification landing on supermarket shelves ∙ an aggressive social media campaign pushing for a boycott on Halal products has forced Coca-Cola to drop the Christmas tour for its iconic truck ∙ under Toe Knee Ass-Bit, for the first time since Bob Hawke was Prom Minister, Australians' standard of living is going backward.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Today the
postman brought
me a letter I
had written re-
plying to a letter
I had earlier
written to my-
self. I was so
disappointed to
find nothing
new in it.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Bein' a whale

since I did a cut & post of stuff from won des laits. So . . .








escargot pants


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

wednesday newstrip

This morning we've caught our first full glimpse of what it'll look like to own a smartphone made by the burning of fossil fuels ∙ Burkina Faso's interim President Isaac Zida said on Monday that the army would cede power to a transition government headed by a consensual leader. Military personnel & their families started venting their frustrations online within hours ∙ Israeli-based cyber security company Radware has profited from a spate of attacks on The International Panel on Climate Change ∙ is a plant really a plant if it dazzles the audience with a series of costume changes & gorgeous gowns? ∙ allegations of police complicity in the abuse of children in care in dog fighting rings will make Australia stop by the end of the century ∙ Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit says coal is still the foundation of prosperity for now & the foreseeable future since, like Microsoft, it has no leaves, no roots, & grows underground.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Issue #35 of Otoliths is now live

Issue thirty-five of Otoliths, this year’s southern spring issue, has just gone live.

It contains, as usual, an astounding range of text & visuals from Bobbi Lurie, harry k stammer, Volodymyr Bilyk, Virginia Luck, Sarah James, Roger Mitchell, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Andrew Cantrell, Kyle Hemmings, Dennis Vannatta, Elizabeth Allen, Anders Enochsson, Marcia Arrieta, Seth Copeland, Craig Cotter, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Pete Spence, Jim Meirose, Philip Byron Oakes, Eric Hoffman, Raymond Farr, Richard Kostelanetz, Reed Altemus, John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett & Diane Keys, John M. Bennett & Thomas M. Cassidy, Toby Fitch, Howie Good, Chris Brown, Jack Galmitz, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Marco Giovenale, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Edewede Oriwoh, Texas Fontanella, John Martone, Mark Russell, Andrew Topel, Andrew Topel & Koji Nagai, William Allegrezza, Márton Koppány, Márton Koppány & Tamarin Norwood, Mary Cresswell, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Cecelia Chapman, Connor Stratman, Heath Brougher, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Simon Perchik, John Lowther, Joe Milford, Willie Smith, Michael Ruby, Joe Balaz, sean burn, Jeff Harrison, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Sarah Edwards, Jeffrey Jullich, Anne-Marie JEANJEAN, bruno neiva, Ivars Balkits, Katrinka Moore, John Pursch, SS Prasad, John W. Sexton, Hazel Smith, Tony Beyer, Bob Heman, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Rosaire Appel, Angad Arora, Bogdan Puslenghea, Sabine Miller, Jake Goetz, Carla Bertola, Alberto Vitacchio, Tony Page, Michael Brandonisio, J. D. Nelson, Shokla Shankar, & Gian Luigi Braggio.

In addition there is a special feature, a portfolio entitled [6 x 1] + [1 x 6] made up of a poem from Eileen R. Tabios with responses to it from John Bloomberg-Rissman, Sheila E. Murphy, lars palm, Marthe Reed, Leny M. Strobel, & Anne Gorrick.

&, as usual, enjoy the variety.