Wednesday, May 30, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Giant flatworms invading France have been ignored for almost 20 years · researchers find rice grown in the high carbon dioxide environments expected in the next 50 years may be less nutritious · North Korean official slams 'ignorant & stupid' Pence remarks, suggests he might be the oldest object in the solar system · a Queensland senator has raised eyebrows in Parliament after claiming that racism is virtually non-existent in Australia · NFL mandates anthem respect: Stand up, or stay in the locker room. Decision called “unpatriotic” · eight hours in, Dark Souls remastered captures the heart of the original but T®ump backers fear he's deserting them · anorexic mother-of-one who pretended she had cancer to disguise her 800-a-day laxative pill habit dies after being admitted to hospital weighing just 35kg.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The expanding network

: I lose my grip & begin to drift :
: get a hamster &/or a tropical fish :

Many people are new to this process.

Are there any Finnish males
whose names begin with S?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

wednesday newstrip

A very hungry black hole has been found in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, gorging on stars & launching a plume of ash 9100 meters into the sky · some evangelicals believe the transfer of the US embassy & the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will help bring about the so-called Rapture · are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code · a Brisbane pub goer hurled abuse at Prom Minister Malcontent Turnipballs after the prim manistereotype got served before he did · Google sells the future, powered by your personal data.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Today the
postman brought
me a check-
ered board from
Rrose Sélavy.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

from pelican dreaming, 8/9/2004

Found word for the day

Otoliths — "earstones" — are small white bony structures found in the head of all fish other than rays, sharks, & lampreys. They provide a sense of balance in much the same way that the inner ear provides balance in humans. They also aid in hearing. In some fish, the otolith is connected through fine hairs to the swim bladder & this aids the fish to hear behind itself.

Growth rings, much like those of a tree, record the age & growth of a fish from the date of hatch to the time of death in such detail that everything from the year of hatch, the migration pathways & the temperature of the water can be analysed from the otolith.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

wednesday newstrip

What happened when Google's new AI assistant sounded too human — the resulting monster 23.8m-wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere · North Korean nuclear test had energy of 10 Nagasaki bombs & moved mountain, geophysicists say · LGBT references blurred out of Eurovision by Chinese government · astronomers have found a record-breaking pair of stars orbiting with a dizzying speed among five things you need to know about the Netflix business model · Hobart's homeless shelter in cow shed after wild weather blows away tents · ask your baby's permission before changing diaper, says sexual consent expert · Israeli forces kill dozens in Gaza protests as anger mounts over US embassy move to Jerusalem. "What a glorious day for Israel," Pram Minister Knittingyahoo said.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Today the
postman brought
me a slice of
gorgonzola. I ate

it later while
reading La Bête
& got
turned to stone.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

wednesday newstrip

DoNuts T®ump speaks at NRA convention fourth year in a row; sends 'fountains of lava' into air; forces evacuation of thousands · German city braces for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's big day · T®ump says Rudy Giuliani needs to 'get facts straight' on Australian court convicting Muslim woman for failing to stand · failure of triple-0 services leaves Telstra users exposed to Britney Spears sharing weird videos of her scantily clad self working out with boyfriend · Hawaii bans payments to porn star Stormy Daniels but Australia reluctant to follow suit · women who eat fast food may release chemicals that damage coral reefs.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Kim Jong-un & Moon Jae-in to reunite & release new music for first time in over three decades · the world's oldest known spider tries to reset ties with China; moots 5-point agenda · DoNuts T®ump's cosmetic procedures 'need more rules' · fans of Studio 10 have been left fuming after the announcement of orders to prohibit the display of "'death symbology/iconography" · Bill Cosby verdict is the best-selling Zelda Game of all time, kind of · Brexit failure looks more likely every day, is likely to have an outsized impact on military culture-at-large · horses read, remember human faces, take some time to think about family health during immunization week.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The latest issue of Otoliths is now live

Otoliths issue forty-nine, the southern autumn 2018 issue, has just gone live.

This issue is dedicated to Jill Chan, Spencer Selby, & Philip Byron Oakes, all regular contributors who have recently passed. They will be deeply missed.

Contributors to this issue are: Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Lauren O'Connor who interviews Louise Landes Levi, Aditya Shankar, Simon Perchik, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, Dawn Nelson Wardrope, Kyle Hemmings, George Messo, Sanjeev Sethi, R. Keith, Joseph Cooper, Mary Cresswell, Drew B. David, Jim Leftwich, John M. Bennett, Steve Dalachinsky, Lynn Strongin, Daniel de Culla, Seth Howard, David Lohrey, Rose Knapp, Philip Byron Oakes, Darren C. Demaree, Francesco Levato, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Kathleen Reichelt & Randee Silv, Olivier Schopfer, Willie Smith, Thomas M. Cassidy, Carol Stetser, Andrew Topel, Michael Thomas Nelmida, Dah, Pete Spence, Jasmine Nihmey-Vasdi, J. Crouse, Heath Brougher, Clara B. Jones, fátima queiroz, Andrew Hale, Penelope Weiss, Adriána Kóbor, József Bíró, M.J. Iuppa, Linda King, Alyson Torns, J. Ray Paradiso, Sheila E. Murphy & Douglas Barbour, hiromi suzuki, AG Davis, Márton Koppány, Francine Witte, Jeff Bagato, Joe Balaz, Izzy Oneiric, Daniel f. Bradley, Jesse Glass, Jeff Harrison, Karl Kempton, Richard Kostelanetz, Eileen R. Tabios, Scott MacLeod & Texas Fontanella, Cecelia Chapman, john sweet, Lakey Comess, Michael Mc Aloran, Tony Beyer, Sudhanshu Chopra, Bruno Neiva, Jon Cone, Joseph V. Milford, Mark DuCharme, Raymond Farr, Keith Polette, Matthew Jenkins, David Baptiste Chirot, gobscure, Sabine Miller & Richard Gilbert, John Levy, Tom Montag, Natsuko Hirata, Linc Madison, Pat Geyer, Eduardo Padilla translated by Anne Gorrick, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Keith Nunes, Bob Heman, Simon Brown, Jack Galmitz, Pat Nolan, Marcia Arrieta, Jack Kelly, Johannes S H. Bjerg, M; Margo, Carla Bertola, F. J. Bergmann, Ruggero Maggi, Michael Gould, Robert Ford, Carolina Skibinski, Alberto Vitacchio, Tim Wright, Michael Brandonisio, essa may ranapiri, Thom Sullivan, Brendan Slater, Madeline McGovern, Ken Bolton, Paul T. Lambert, J. D. Nelson, Shloka Shankar, Gavin Yates, John Pursch, Matthew Hall, & Marilyn Stablein.