Wednesday, August 30, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Former Prom Minister Toe Knee AssBit confesses he was passed out drunk during an important parliamentary vote · Greeks lose credit for trigonometry: a 3700-year-old ancient Babylonian tablet has been identified as the world's oldest trigonometry table · secret life of the dodo revealed—Elon Musk's boring company gets Hawthorne city nod to dig a two-mile test tunnel · Flight Centre shares soar after Edgar Banks, the historical model of the Indiana Jones character, announces revenge porn is now a crime · watch Dr. Pimple Popper remove a man's "Unicorn Cyst."

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today the
postman brought
me a diktat from
the Governor of
Texas stating
that Hurricane
Harvey was an
act of God in-
telligently de-
signed to either

drive illegal
immigrants out
& onto the high-
ways where they
can be caught by
the Border Patrol
will be staying open
for business—or

to keep them in
their homes, too
frightened to risk
venturing out be-
cause of the afore-
mentioned B. P.
personnel, & thus
likely to become
a statistic in two
lists; that of the

dead, & that of
the ever-decreasing
number of paper-
less people still
living in the state.
He closes by saying
how great it is to
see the President's
policies working.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter blasted Precedent T®ump's decision to fire chief strategist Stephen Bannon, saying it was "…sad to see the history & culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues & monuments" · The Queen 'has no intention of stepping aside for Prince Charles' noting that his use of smiley face emoticons in work emails makes him seem incompetent · Seaworld orca died in ‘agony after years trapped in barbaric conditions,’ the news faux-framed as a victory for liberals & the media over populism · a national anti-racism group this week published a map that shows 10 hate groups based in Minnesota, giving John Sandford a storyline for the next Virgil Flowers novel · the Australian Catholic Church said it would fire any employee who marries their same-sex partner if laws change. Only priests are exempt.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Noh "no action"

Sometimes spectators of the Noh say that the moments of "no action" are the most enjoyable. This is one of the actor's secret arts. Dancing and singing, movements on the stage, and the different types of miming are all acts performed by the body. Moments of "no action" occur in between. When we examine why such moments without action are enjoyable, we find that it is due to the underlying spiritual strength of the actor which unremittingly holds the attention. He does not relax the tension when the dancing or singing comes to an end or at intervals between the dialogue and the different types of miming, but maintains an unwavering inner strength. This feeling of inner strength will faintly reveal itself and bring enjoyment. However, it is undesirable for the actor to permit this inner strength to become obvious to the audience. If it is obvious, it becomes an act, and is no longer "no action". The actions before and after an interval of "no action" must be linked by entering the state of mindlessness in which the actor conceals even from himself his own intent. The ability to move audiences depends, thus, on linking all the artistic powers with one mind.

Seami Motokiyo (1363-1443): The One Mind Linking All Powers
(translated by Ryusaku Tsunoda & Donald Keene)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Fleas carrying the bubonic plague have been found in Arizona · Teen Choice Awards hit somber note — men are snapping penis pics & AirDropping them to random women riding on NYC subways in latest horrifying trend · noisy chip packets may be the scourge of secret scoffers but there is a reason for that loud crackle — it makes you think the chips are crunchier · Trump remains out of sight & silent as pressure mounts from both sides of the aisle for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists & hate groups involved in deadly, race-fueled clashes · Trump's Venezuela stance: Bishops oppose forcing priests to report details heard in confession · a mother, who has a misguided view of how nature works, asked if it was possible to reschedule the total solar eclipse because the date wasn't practical for her.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

L'Aube à Cayenne (Series Magritte #314)

The transition to full horti-
culture comes at a cost. A
six-hour flight, custom-built
containers, the whole year
as a graph where the darker

blue shadings represent the
twilight phases. Vasectomy
is less risky. Advancements
in robotics plus a coordinated
script have demonstrated good

outcomes—complete health
solutions controlled by the
human mind & tailored to go
the distance once mining be-
gins again at the Space Center.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

wednesday newstrip

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea following surveillance footage capture of freight train lurking in neighbor's attic · Melburnians brace for a blizzard after a woman nabbed for cocaine at Sydney airport · Letters from Hell: a woman's insight into Australia's most dodgy fuel promos · official refuses Russell Crowe & his dog entry to missile tests · drunken Popular Pokemon arrested after trouble berthing 40000 tonne logging ship · notorious criminals banned from next year's icy temperatures · reminder: 'incognito mode' is not as private as you think · US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Today the
postman brought
me a broken
promise. "Do
you want that
before or after
the m?" he asked.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Sydney terror plot to resolve same-sex marriage debate with 'meat mincer bomb' foiled · Ashley Madison relaunches in Australia: political suicide says Liberal senator · T®ump vows to take 'all necessary measures' to help people have a better affair · Precedent's daughter sparks breastfeeding debate with photo · blow up North Korea to protect allies says Abe · Brian Cox predicts colonization of 'barren rock' Mars is inevitable, but says it won't be as much fun as the recent decolonizing of Anthony Scaramucci.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Otoliths issue forty-six is live

Otoliths issue forty-six, the southern winter 2017 issue, has just gone live.

I had hoped to get Anthony Scaramucci to do the launch as one of his first official duties — or, as it now seems, one of his last — but he was off complaining to a New Yorker reporter — in no uncertain terms — that Queen hadn’t got his name right in Bohemian Rhapsody. So, without him & without further ado, it falls to me to do the honors.

In this issue wondrous work, in many forms, from Charles Wilkinson, Paul T. Lambert, Seth Jani, Cameron Lowe, Cheryl Penn, Obododimma Oha, Sacha Archer, Dennis Vannatta, Fotis Begetis & Jack Galmitz, Penelope Weiss, J. Ray Paradiso, Graeme Miles, Karl Kempton, Tony Beyer, Brandstifter, Texas Fontanella, Steve Dalachinsky, Cecelia Chapman, Sanjeev Sethi, John Crouse, Jim Leftwich, Federico Federici, Laurent Grison, Tyler Pruett, Pete Spence, Drew B. David, Steven Earnshaw, Michael Prihoda, Anne Gorrick, Meeah Williams, Anwer Ghani, Lakey Comess, differx, Jill Chan, Daniel de Culla, Michael Flatt, Olivier Schopfer, Lana Bella, Jake Berry, gobscure, Jonel Abellanosa, Tony Rickaby, Darren C. Demaree, Martin Christmas, Kyle Hemmings, Lachy McKenzie, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Ian Ganassi, Thomas M. Cassidy, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Clara B. Jones, hiromi Suzuki, Jeff Bagato, Howie Good, Leigh Herrick, Matthew Woodman, Javant Biarujia, Raymond Farr, Iliana Theodoropoulou, Philip Byron Oakes, Seth Howard, Claudia Serea, Stanford Cheung, M A McDonald, Joe Balaz, AG Davis, Felino A. Soriano, Veronica Mattaboni, Carol Stetser, David A. Welch, David Lohrey, Stephen Nelson, Jim Meirose, C. R. E. Wells, Willie Smith, M.J. Iuppa, Susan Gangel, Kevin Tosca, Tom Montag, horace sternwall, Sabine Miller & Carole Kim, Márton Koppány, Jack Little, R. Keith, Chris Brown, Corey Mesler, Jeff Harrison, Leigh Williams & Melanie Klein, Keith Kumasen Abbott, Eric Hoffman, Brendan Slater, John Vieira, Bob Heman, A.A. Reinecke, Alain Joncheray, Caoimhe McKeogh, Mark Staniforth, Marcia Arrieta, Mark Cunningham, Rupert Loydell, Andrew Darling, Danny Blackwell, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Lee Nash, Jesse Glass, Eileen R. Tabios, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Indigo Perry, Timothy Pilgrim, John Pursch, Edward Kulemin, John Levy, J. D. Nelson, Marilyn Stablein, Gale Acuff, Katrinka Moore, Adam Levon Brown, Owen Bullock, Ryan Clark, Michael Brandonisio, David Baptiste Chirot, Olchar E. Lindsann, & Tom Beckett.