Wednesday, May 29, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who provided secret military & diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, was sent to jail again on Thursday after refusing to testify before a grand jury · “What I’ve done is I’ve declassified everything,” DoNuts T.®ump told AAP reporters announcing he wants Australia’s role in sparking the FBI probe into links between Russia and his election campaign examined by US Attorney-General William BarStool · Swiss drugmaker Novartis has received US approval for its spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma – pricing the one-time treatment at a record $2.125m. · DoNuts T.®ump sends troops to Middle East 'in defence against Iran' as tensions escalate, mumbles something about looking for weapons of mass destruction · US non-anon-recedent T.®ump has defied congress to approve the sale of about $US8 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, saying "now that the Night King's gone, who else will help them?" · the taxpayer tab for T.®rump’s golf outings tops $100 million.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Moving tectonic map of the Game of Thrones landscape lights up skies in Northern Territory, prompting calls to triple 0 · Nightgel Farrago has milkshake thrown over him outside Brexit Party campaign rally · DoNuts T.®ump has threatened to 'end' Iran in ominous tweet · the left-right identity fault line cracks through the quinoa curtain · all Austrian far-right ministers resign in corruption scandal after their party leader was caught on tape offering contracts to a Russian oligarch's daughter · reasons you might consider circumcision: James Charles hits back at claims he 'tricked straight men into thinking they are gay' · Immigration New Zealand said the number of visits to the New Zealand Now site surged tenfold on Sunday as Aussies woke to the news of a Coalition victory.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Australian Federal Election

has just been run, & won by the even-more-conservative-than-before Liberal & National parties led by Scat Moron'son with an enlarged majority. (That's something like an enlarged prostate, I believe.)

A indication of where said ScamMo fits on the political spectrum can be surmised by the fact that the first two two international leaders to congratulate him were Trump & Netanyahu.

Winter is coming. Or may be already here.

New Zealand beckons.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

A line from Doris Day

The sea level rose in the
10-cent store one day. My
baby was just starting to
walk. Those first shoes

have since been bronzed
in a manner described by
critics as the last great
art movement of the 20th

century. Elsewhere a free a
music concert met
many of the expectations of
its sophisticated European

audience. Adults & children
spend too much time looking
at vegetal prototypes. The
oral tradition is in full flower.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Congratulations to Uber, the worst performing IPO in US Stock Market history · young woman dies from rabies after playing with stray puppy in Philippines · deep-sea fish living in near darkness have evolved incredible vision including the ability to see in color · Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave an hour-long presentation about his plans for humanity’s future living on the Moon & in space colonies · octopus farming is "unethical & a threat to the food chain" say researchers · Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he's opening "direct communications" with the US military with possible coordination in mind.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

wednesday newstrip

A van driver accused of hitting & killing a three-year-old boy has blamed the child's mum for the tragedy · body discovered in freezer identified as missing mum · Gigi Hadid puts on a stylish display in androgynous suit · DoNuts T.®ump attacks Facebook, Instagram after mother reveals distressing new details about Kmart toddler assault claim · mother of two, 34, dies from neck injuries after being hit by a wooden horse at Cornish May Day parade · foot found by fisherman belongs to missing mother of five · Keira Knightley stuns in androgynous trouser suit.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Today the
postman brought
me a candelabra
& a grand piano.
Yet another error
in AI transcription.
I'd asked for a
library of ethics, got
Liberace's effects.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Issue 53 of Otoliths is now live

Forget Coachella! Issue 53, the southern autumn, 2019, issue of Otoliths, has more variety & much more talent. Plays, poems, paintings, reviews, stories, collaborations galore.

This issue contains work from Lynn Strongin, Jeff Bagato, Pete Spence, Kyle Hemmings, Seth Howard, Andrew Topel, Jim Leftwich, Steve Potter, Sanjeev Sethi, David Baptiste Chirot, Alison Ross, Mike Callaghan, John M. Bennett, Stephen Bett, Jim Meirose, Joel Chace, John Bradley, Dah, Ian Ganassi, Laura Bell, Emilio Morandi, Steve Dalachinsky, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, R. Keith, Cecelia Chapman, Keith Polette, Daniel de Culla, M. Liberto Gorgoni, Olivier Schopfer, Mary Cresswell, Jack Galmitz, Anton Yakovlev, B. J. Muirhead, Nina Živančević, Gregory Kimbrell, Cameron Lowe, Pat Nolan, Richard Kostelanetz, Daniel f. Bradley, Sheila E. Murphy, Adam Fieled, Bill Wolak, Márton Koppány, M.J. Iuppa, Gregory Stephenson, Elaine Woo, Karl Kempton, J. D. Nelson, Carol Stetser, Neil Leadbeater, Texas Fontanella, Tony Mancus & CL Bledsoe, gobscure, David Lohrey, Douglas Barbour, Keith Higginbotham, Guy R. Beining, Sarah Sarai, hiromi suzuki, Thomas Fink, Maya D. Mason, Carla Bertola, Tom Beckett, Randee Silv & Mumtazz, Mark DuCharme, Michael O'Brien, Elmedin Kadric, Keith Nunes, Bob Heman, John Kalliope, Rebecca Ruth Gould, Charles Borkhuis, Tony Beyer, Kenneth Rexroth, Maralena Howard, Stu Hatton, Michael Brandonisio, Brian Glaser, Penelope Weiss, Stephen Nelson, Tom Daley, Bernie Earley, Anna Cates, Jeff Harrison, John Levy, Vernon Frazer, Miro Sandev, Sabine Miller, Christopher Barnes, Nick Nelson, Jimmy Rivoltella, Katrinka Moore, Joe Balaz, Marilyn Stablein, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., John Pursch, Joseph Buehler, Colleen Woods, Michael Philip Castro, Michael Prihoda, Henry Crawford, Wes Lee, & Gay Beste Reineck.

As always, enjoy.