Wednesday, October 28, 2020

wednesday newstrip

The United States has recorded its highest number of new coronavirus infections in a single day, hours after the prissygent DoNuts WHONuts T.®ump insisted once again that the virus was "going away" · the BepiColombo Probe just took a ridiculously close video of Venus as it flew by · Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Sports Edition: the budget smartwatch we've been waiting for · 125-year study of chess matches suggests we don't peak at the game until our 30s · US virus deaths 'could hit 500,000' by February · 'I voted for a doofus named Trump,' says the precedent, DoNuts BloNuts T.®ump, as he emerged from his own cubicle in a Florida library, 'but it was the only name I could pronounce.'

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

wednesday newstrip

There’s a toad in Super Mario Sunshine that is trapped alone beneath the map, forever · Justin Bieber & Kanye West may be the new faces of modern Christianity · female moles grow testicles to fight through their brutal underground existence · when he left Walter Reed, DoNuts OhSoNuts T.®ump wanted 'to rip open shirt to reveal Superman t-shirt to prove he's over Covid-19' · scientists measure the shortest amount of time ever: zeptoseconds · influencer, 33, who ‘thought Covid didn’t exist’ dies after catching the virus · scientists believe mystery object approaching Earth might be blast from the past — NASA expert identifies it as old rocket.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

posted to Pelican Dreaming 15 years ago today

O.K., call me paranoid, but there are networks out there. Have to be. Otherwise 
how to explain why you suddenly get a concentration of hits via a search engine, from different 
i.p. addresses, from different locations, all with the same search phrase. In the last two hours 
I’ve had six hits for “beauty busted in bali”. The time before that it was “accordion smurf”.

Maybe it’s all innocent. Or chance. Maybe not. ¿Quien sabe?

I retreat further into my shell. Put more alfoil up over the windows. Recall a poem I posted here 
many months ago. Put up even more alfoil. 

Homeland Security Certain words are flagged for recognition. The surrounding passages on the endless monitoring tapes are isolated & extracted, sent past voice recognition software, digitalized for immediate interpretation of permutations & association. Names, times, places. More words to add. This is no brief history of the world but a paranoic infinite dictionary. By themselves the words are meaningless. Meaning is added later. “I am going to the shops” is sufficent reason for assassination.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Fans fume at ‘absurdity’ as 27-year mascot cut on same day Arsenal secures $81m transfer · US prissygent DoNuts GroNuts T.®ump has ordered his negotiators to halt talks on coronavirus aid plan until after 'he's won' the election · refugee advocates have slammed the Federal Government for slashing Australia's humanitarian intake by 5,000 people a year in Tuesday night's Budget · biologists find spectacular bird that presents both male & female plumage, split down the middle · scarlet fever is making a comeback after being infected with a toxic virus, researchers say · members of a right-wing militia have been arrested for a credible plot to kidnap a Democratic governor & start a “civil war” in America.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Today the post-
woman brought
me a quart of Old
Grand Dad 114. I'd
actually asked for
a book on the Court
of Bourbon; but the
voice-response soft-
ware must have
interpreted my dulcet
tones as being whis-
keyed rather than quiz
kid, & modified my 
request to reflect that. 

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Neuer Enzym-Cocktail zerlegt Kunststoffabfälle sechsmal schneller · a maxi-Mars, a mini-moon, & meteors light up the October night sky · parrot pet & patio poultry ownership rise in pandemic · SpaceX aborts launch of GPS Space Force satellite with 2 seconds to go · Minecraft’s Cliffs & Caves update to feature archaeology & axolotls in 2021 · 'saving souls, not lives': teen patients say they were retraumatised at faith-based mental health clinic · wind & solar supply more than 50 pct of Australia’s main grid for first time · DoNuts T.®ump discovers the meaning of hubris.