Wednesday, October 30, 2019

wednesday newstrip

A 46-foot asteroid will skim Earth at 30,100 mph, coming nearly as close as the Moon · Vatican's smart rosary app hacked 15 minutes after launch · Southwest Airlines pilots watched live video feed of plane toilet, says flight attendant · DoNuts T.®ump has suggested he may order the release of the video of the assassination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi so the world will know he did not die a hero · the Prissygent returned to the Wheat House to watch the raid after playing golf at his private Virginia club where he'd spent the day "crying, whimpering, & screaming" · sexual abuse victim of Frank Houston blasts Australian Pram Minister Scat SorrySon for supporting Hillsong founder Brian Houston, the son of Frank, on stage, plus the news Houston had been invited to accompany the Prim Bannister to the What House? last September.

Thursday, October 24, 2019


I used to think "flipping the bird" was the term for a sub-genre of bebop, that had to do with the reworking of tunes based on the chord progressions of Charlie Parker songs that were also reworkings of chord progressions from popular songs of his day.

That was before I came across the spoiled-brattishness of DoNuts T.®ump responding to being gently fact checked by the two female astronauts who've just completed a walk in space. . .

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

wednesday newstrip

The Prissygent's bid to claim presidential immunity to avoid releasing tax returns rejected by US Federal Judge although in 2013 T.®ump wanted to release them to show how smart he was for paying so little · top Texas Republican says Trump is ‘killing us’ ahead of 2020 elections in secretly recorded audio · suspicion grows that his Syria troop withdrawal was an election strategy & an impeachment distraction · France says Isis resurgence 'inevitable' after decision to allow Turkish offensive · Wheat House condemns video of fake DoNuts T®ump shooting media · threat from extreme rightwing terrorism in Australia has increased, ASIO says · close encounter: HUGE asteroid sped past Earth at 22,000mph.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Pyramid-size asteroid to hurtle past Earth (again) · Kendall Jenner has wished her best friend Bella Hadid a happy 23rd birthday by sharing a video of the pair kissing · dodgy insolvency practices in small business ombudsman inquiry's cross hairs · two business associates of Ruby Jeweliani arrested on campaign-finance charges · T.®ump flies into the Cuckoo’s Nest — confuses Turkey with turkey & wants to have it over for Thanksgiving dinner · Why should we help the Kurds? asks U.S. Prissypants T.®ump. After all, they never helped in the War of Independence or the Creek War or the War of Texas Independence or the Mexican-American War or . . .

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Vulture's Park

A powerpoint presentation of
images related to the royal
Christmas visit to Penshurst
takes great liberty with the
meanings usually associated
with emojis. My communications
degree has lost all relevance, so
have parked it away in a small
box from where it talks to me
all night of the pain it feels
when a leaf falls. Outside,
Mother has turned the Palace
grounds into a croquet green
& now I'm waiting for some-
one to hit a ball though that
final hoop & knock down the
bonsai which takes the place
of the central peg. Maybe then
I'll be able to get some sleep.

Series Magritte #407

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid terror: Fears of human extinction as three monster rocks head towards Earth · death toll from vaping-linked illness now at 19 in US · Wheat House ordered to turn over documents to support DoNuts T.®ump impeachment probe · Taylor Swift was filmed having a tearful encounter with a banana · U. K. Plum Molester Poorass Rhinestone faces new constitutional crisis as Brexit talks grind to a halt · Australian Federal Ministrone for Homophobic Affairs, Putrid Dustbin, accused of 'dictator' rhetoric over call for mandatory sentences for climate protesters.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Reactor turns carbon dioxide to pure liquid fuel · China's rover finds mysterious 'shiny gel' on dark side of the moon · two diet drinks a day are enough to raise the risk of early death · death march of a segmented & trilobate bilaterian elucidates early animal evolution · the lifelong cost of the 'selfie smile': optional dental veneers on the rise · a startup wants to launch a space hotel named after an ex-Nazi · T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests.