Wednesday, March 31, 2021

wednesday newstrip

Indigenous entrepreneurs urged to verify their business to weed out 'black-cladding' · DoNuts T.®ump is planning a return to social media on his own platform · Egyptian feminist, activist Nawal Saadawi dies at 89 · Apple discontinues iMac Pro, along with 512GB & 1TB SSD 21.5-inch 4K iMacs. New iMacs soon? · melting glaciers contribute to Alaska earthquakes, cause land to rise at 1.5 inches per year · Suez Canal blocked after massive container ship gets stuck sideways · octopuses dream in "GIFs,' new experiment suggests · NASA gives all clear: Earth safe from the particularly menacing Apophis asteroid for 100 years.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

wednesday newstrip

Space travel & sperm bank on the moon necessary to keep world going, according to scientists · Lamela rabona against Arsenal ‘one of best goals in EPL history’ · NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU appears on Geekbench with 2,048 CUDA cores & 4 GB of VRAM · ancient Aboriginal technology unearthed in rare bone discovery on Ngarrindjeri country · 'unrealistic': doctors slam government over Covid vaccine booking website as GPs inundated · billions of lightning bolts may have jump-started life on Earth, study suggests · 'you can't escape the smell': mouse plague grows to biblical proportions across eastern Australia.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Please pass the sauce

You know the river's really run-
ning dry when the highlight of

your day is watching a magpie-
lark attack its reflection in a tinted

window & you start wondering
if there's enough in that for a poem.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

wednesday newstrip

Ancient Earth really was a serene water world, new evidence confirms · Australian aphrodisiac honey from Phoenix palm creates buzz in Middle East · don’t click on those Resident Evil Village early access emails · we finally know what's going on with that weird, long, recurring cloud on Mars · Australian Federal Minister for Homophobic Affairs, Putrid Dustbin, has proposed a Surveillance Bill that could be used to target everyone from Black Lives Matter campaigners to underage kids illegally downloading movies, critics have warned · China tells UN Australia's offshore detention centers violate human rights, don't have adequate conditions.

Monday, March 15, 2021

from Series Magritte

The Secret Life I


By day he was the stereo- typically mild-mannered man, un petit bourgeois from curve of bowler hat to the wingtips down below. Too immersed in Max Weber to consider Nietzsche as a role model, but still had dreams to find a life in the theater. Finally achieved; but too shaped by bureaucracy to even be a lowly spear carrier. Instead is typecast, stage dec- oration, a mute piece of wood.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

wednesday newstrip

Arrest made after woman pays $2000 for new iPhone but receives apple-flavored yogurt instead · Gatorade created a wearable patch that tells you how much Gatorade to drink · Great Barrier Reef home to giant donut-shaped structures with unique animal & plant communities · Adidas converts its classic Samba sneaker into a clipless cycling shoe · Japanese billionaire seeks crew for ‘fun’ trip around the Moon · enjoy it while it lasts: dropping oxygen will eventually suffocate most life on Earth · World’s first ever tweet by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey up for auction · Oklahoma wants to return $2 million worth of unused hydroxy-chloroquine.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

wednesday newstrip

Woman pleads guilty to biting off man’s tongue before a seagull flew off with it · vampire squid fossil 'lost' during the Hungarian Revolution rediscovered · Yungblud’s Life On Mars cover was played as NASA’s rover landed on the planet · oldest-known Australian rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo in the Kimberley, wasp nests show · with gold-colored T.®ump statue, conservatives show fealty to former president · Facebook’s new app Bars will let you rap over premade beats · New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces week-long COVID-19 lockdown after new case detected · DoNuts T.®ump misreads prompt, tells his audience he's "got the runs again." They mishear & cheer.