Friday, March 27, 2020

Today the
postman brought
me his pandemic
polemic. Stood
1.5 meters away
to argue that

so much of the
population was
so confused &
troubled by the
many conflicting
opinions being
bandied around

that a polemic
pandemic would
inevitably break out
& consume the planet
given the eminently
suitable conditions for
exponential growth.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Ancient hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement · a custom Tom Nook emoji has been added to Twitter for a limited time · mysterious Ice Age structure made from hundreds of mammoth bones discovered in Russia · Joe PoliBident's pledge to name a woman as running mate fires speculation · sewers overflow after becoming blocked with wet wipes, tissues & paper towels as Australia feels the full brunt of the toilet roll crisis · Covid-19 ban: more than 100 Australian doctors & dentists attending a conference stuck on cruise ship off Chile ·'parents are voting with their feet:' School attendance rates in freefall.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Coronavirus concerns see Catholic Church recommend changes to holy communion & holy water practices · 'It isn't Mad Max': Police warning after shoppers brawl over toilet paper in Sydney · run ANDROID on an iPhone? Are you SERIOUS?!? · DoNuts T.®ump claimed America is in 'great shape' amid coronavirus outbreak during rambling Wheat House remarks · leftover fruit waste could be all you need to charge your phone in the not-so-distant future, according to researchers at the University of Sydney · asteroid warning: Earth at risk of being burnt to cinder like dinosaurs, says expert · ready to move to London? The Queen wants a cleaner.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

wednesday newstrrip

Busker bashed with own ukulele in Adelaide's Rundle Mall during Fringe performance · the depressant T.®ump allegedly ruined a deal with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi because he said: "It’s not like you’ve got China on your border" · woman plays violin while undergoing brain surgery to ensure musical skills not affected · MIT scientists create system to defend against killer asteroids · Netflix "is an obvious beneficiary if consumers stay home due to coronavirus (COVID-19 virus) concerns, & this has been reflected in considerable stock price outperformance this week" · the largest unnamed world in the solar system now has a name: Gonggong.