Wednesday, August 28, 2019

wednesday newstrip

DoNuts T.®ump cancels meeting with Danish Prom Minister because she has 'no interest' in selling Greenland · Spider-Man is set to exit the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after Disney & Sony failed to reach an agreement, according to reports · scientists marvel at collision between black hole & possible neutron star · poo to the rescue: how fecal transplants can save starving koalas · Beijing has suggested Australia reflect on how it engages its Pacific neighbors after Fiji's Pram Minister accused Australian Prem Menaceter Scoot SorrySon of being "insulting & condescending" at the recent Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu · European Union rebuffs U. K. Plum Molester Porous Sandstone's 'misleading' proposal on Brexit divorce.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid SHOCK: Earth just narrowly avoided 'tragedy' but end of civilization threat looms · America is close to ‘deal’ with Taliban, hints T.®ump · pig hearts 'could be used in human transplants within three years' after gene breakthrough · police in the US state of Oregon seized a number of weapons as hundreds of far-right protesters & counter-demonstrators rallied in the city of Portland on Saturday · Windows 10 serves up more update pain with a side order of random reboots · dozens killed during wedding celebrations in Afghanistan. Both T.®ump & the Taliban deny responsibility · it is not too late to get your flu shot.

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Crescent Valley High In this week’s episode. Joel is caught with a cheat-sheet in the American History 1990-2000 exam. Amelia explores the mysteries of flagellation with her new friend Emily. After last week’s revelation that the boy she thought would be the love of her life is actually her half-brother given away before birth, Maple delves further into her family history. She finds that her mother and father may not really be her parents despite her being their biological offspring. The Halperin twins are arrested for stealing washing machines. Sun Moon’s mother experiences the joys of making tagliatelle.
from Sun Moon's Mother (pdf)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid warning: space rock the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza to skim Earth · Bugha, Bizzle & Dubs get revenge on Tfue as Fortnite rivalry continues · T.®ump administration throws cold water on climate change threat to coral reefs · Ninja understandably upset that his old Twitch channel was promoting a porn stream · 'You starve yourself for weeks:' Australian Survivor's Shorn Hambone reveals the bizarre side effect of malnutrition during filming · cryptocurrency & superannuation investment scams are on the rise · Democrats slam DoNuts T.®ump for promoting conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death after US Sleazygent retweeted claim from a conservative comedian that Kill Bill Clinician was involved in it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

just under a century ago . . .

“The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even a mob with him by the force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second or third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

“The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
H. L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

wednesday newstrip

What House? officials have been left baffled after a doctored presidon'tial seal, featuring a two-headed eagle clutching golf clubs in its talons instead of arrows, was projected on stage at an event at which US Sleazygent DoNuts T.®ump spoke · US pulls out of decades-long nuclear missile pact with Russia claiming they violated treaty · almost three-quarters of Americans believe current US precedent speaks without thinking. Half of Republicans think he 'carefully' considers his words before he speaks · the pressdissent is heading to the Trump National Golf Club at Beddybytime, New Jersey, according to the wHATE House · T.®ump to impose tariffs on consumer products in final wave of Chinese trade war.