Wednesday, December 30, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Vatican says it's OK to get virus vaccines using abortion cell lines · Canadian gold miner finds 57,000-year-old wolf pup still covered in fur · KFC launches 4K, 240FPS gaming console with a built-in chicken warmer · astronomers discover mysterious radio signal from Proxima Centauri · first Coronavirus cases recorded in Antarctica at Chilean research station · CD Projekt Red faces investor lawsuit over Cyberpunk’s messy launch · study reveals how ecDNA fragments drive gene amplification to generate drug resistance in cancer · DoNuts T.®ump plays golf as Congress scrambles to salvage Covid relief bill.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Black hole goes 'missing' from the center of distant galaxy Abell 2261 · Virginia to receive 100,000 fewer doses of COVID-19 vaccine than initially planned under Warp Speed · someone found a weird unreleased Simpsons game on an old Dreamcast dev kit · suspected Russian hack on US sends cyber experts worldwide scrambling to defend networks · deadly 'brain-eating amoeba' has expanded its range northward · 'we cannot proceed with Christmas' - UK implements strict new Covid-19 lockdown for millions.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

thursday newscomicstrip

Today the postwoman 
brought me $266,400 
from the Liberty Center 
for God & Country to 

surveil a van over four 
days, run it off the road, 
put a gun to the driver's 
head, & then open the 

back of the van to find — 
instead of the predicted 
750,000 falsified ballot 

papers — the tools of  
trade of an airconditioning
maintenance engineer.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Astronomers just found cosmic 'superhighways' for fast travel through the Solar System · suspected Russian hackers target US Treasury emails · tattooed, severed, & mummified Maori heads were once a prized collector’s item in Britain. New Zealand wants them back · DoNuts T.®ump insists election legal challenges 'not over' despite electoral college vote on Monday · Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered — Performance RT mode is now live · SMiley O'Cyrus finally explains infamous leaked video 10 years on · China space probe carrying moon rocks begins journey home.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Today the post-
woman brought 
me a CD of DoNuts
T.®ump trying
to recite The Star-
Spangled Banner
when I'd asked for
a sharp-angled
spanner to be de-
livered. Why this?
I asked. Listen to
the words, she said. 
I just wanted to point
out to the oft-critical
poet that there's some-
one even more inept
at using the correct
words than I am, & 
he used to be the
fucking President. 

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

wednesday newstrip

The wings of insects might have evolved from the legs of crustaceans · Rudely GuiliAndrews said the (T.®ump) campaign doesn't need courts to change the outcome of the election. "The United States Constitution gives sole power to the state legislature to decide presidential elections" · personal trainer arrested after his children, 12 & 13, found beheaded in California · Homeland Security investigating scams related to new COVID-19 vaccines · technology is making sex toys better & smarter for men · should I buy 3200MHz or 3600MHz RAM for use with AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X?

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Cyberpunk 2077 won't support raytracing on AMD cards at launch · Faizon Love sues Universal over omission from Couples Retreat movie poster · salmon in mass breakout after fire melts Huon Aquaculture pen in southern Tasmania · Sony PS5 supply gets worse as Amazon customers get fry pans instead of new console · biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst could be potentially used to treat amyloid diseases · China is launching a space mission to collect the first rocks from the moon in 40 years · the most important question of 2020: is Benny from The Queen’s Gambit hot or not?

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The print parts of Otoliths issue fifty-nine are now available

The print parts of Otoliths issue fifty-nine are now available from The Otoliths Storefront at Lulu. Details are below. Lulu generally runs a promotional discount from Monday to Friday.

Part One
437 pages, b&w
Price: $US19.95
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Part one of Otoliths fifty-nine contains text & visual poems, stories, essays, & historical newspaper columns from Lynn Strongin, Jim Leftwich, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Jim Meirose, John M. Bennett, Sanjeev Sethi, Mark Pirie, Jen Schneider, Pete Spence, Heath Brougher, Ivan Klein, Jim McCrary, József Bíró, Jack Galmitz, Robert Ronnow, Kristin Garth, Vaughan Rapatahana, Adam Day, S. K. Kelen, Mike James, Seth A. Howard, Serena Piccoli & William Allegrezza, Hugh Tribbey, Joanna Walkden Harris & Pete Spence, Mark DuCharme, harry k stammer, Bruno Neiva, Clara B. Jones, Eric Hoffman translations of Ozaki Hōsai, J. D. Nelson, Sheila E. Murphy, Miriam Borgstrom, Jack Foley, Pat Nolan, Adriána Kóbor, Volodymyr Bilyk, red flea & old beetle, Kenneth Rexroth, Jeff Harrison, Christopher Barnes, Dale Jensen, Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett, Thomas Fink, dan raphael, Michael Farrell, Jessie Janeshek, Chris Arnold & Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis, Andrew Taylor, Zebulon Huset, Ramsay Randall, Kenneth Howard Doerr, Penelope Weiss, Gavin Lucky, David Lohrey, Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, Barbara Daniels, J. Crouse, Simon Perchik, Karl Bachmann, Wes Lee, Roger Mitchell, Tom Beckett, Charles Wilkinson, Stephen Nelson, Bob Lucky, Jude VC, Tony Beyer, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Stu Hatton, R L Swihart, Dah, Daniel f Bradley, Michael Ruby, Magdelawit Tesfaye, Michael Spring, Les Wicks, Angela Costi, Pamela Miller, John Levy, Jay Buchanan, Keith Higginbotham, Douglas Barbour & Sheila E. Murphy, Peter Yovu, Paul Pfleuger, Jr. & Jack Galmitz, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Michael Brandonisio, Rosalinda Ruiz Scarfuto & Eileen R. Tabios, Aurora Scott, Bob Heman, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Chris Gutkind, Jane Simpson, Jim Leftwich, & M.J. Iuppa.

Part Two
287 pages, full color
Price: $US39.45
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Part two of Otoliths fifty-nine contains collages, photographs, paintings, text & visual poems, essays, & drawings by Ruggero Maggi, Jim Leftwich, John M. Bennett & Thomas M. Cassidy, osvaldo cibils & John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Jennifer Hambrick, Rob Stuart, Scott MacLeod, Daniel de Culla, Elaine Woo, Mike Harriden & Texas Fontanella, Isabel Gómez de Diego, hiromi suzuki, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Olivier Schopfer, Baron Geraldo & Associates, AG Davis, Andrew Brenza, Cecelia Chapman, Joe Balaz, Rosaire Appel, Diana Magallón & Jeff Harrison, Andrew Topel, Andrew Topel & John M. Bennett, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Dave Read, Carol Stetser, T. W. Selvey, Doren Robbins, Diana Magallón & John M. Bennett, Jeff Bagato, Judith Skillman, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Michael Basinski, Jeff Crouch & Jim Leftwich & Cecelia Chapman, Stuart Wheatley & Texas Fontanella, Christian ALLE, Nick Nelson, Kathleen Reichelt & Rich Ferguson, Eileen R. Tabios, Susan Connolly, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Elmedin Kadric, Kathup Tsering, Jill Cameron, Marilyn Stablein, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Brandonisio, Katrinka Moore, Keith Nunes, & Kristian Patruno.

Part Three
54 pages, full color
Price: $US14.95
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This standalone part of Otoliths is Fatal Breath by Texas Fontanella. Part one appeared in issue fifty-eight, the balance in issue fifty-nine. They have been combined here, for the first time.