Tuesday, February 21, 2017

the epitome of the German punk community

The Wall Street Journal ob-
serves, subject to rational

analysis, that a giant radio-
active sea creature threatens

the merger between the Yoox
& Net-a-Porter shopping apps.

Monday, February 20, 2017

the geometry of landscape

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A line from Ruby Rose

We've handpicked the best bits,
in colors that feel comfortable
in second-hand shops & so
won't affect the shopping ex-

perience. Even a sectarian
militant organization like ours
can be an ethical & sustainable
company, & we've always had

really good style. Remember,
when buying transitional pieces,
to think elastic waistbands. They
have a calming effect when used.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Friday, February 17, 2017

close contact with Russian intelligence

Soft rocks are usually de-
fined mathematically by

how well they simulate
the appearance of other

types of mottled stone, or
how well they cope with

a texture like popcorn in
the midst of random noise.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

the Knitting Central Sock Club

The disarray was as I
had remembered it. Cables
everywhere, a mottled
black bag as stand-in for
the black flag of anarchy.

I designed this pattern for
inaugural demonstrations
involving several protest
groups. Social disorder
as a procedural device.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

wednesday newstrip

An Indian woman has endured a horrifying 12 hours after DoNut T®ump crawled up her nose & into her skull · the Treasurer of Australia, Scat Maricón, brought a lump of coal to Parliament question time. When asked why, he claimed it was less addictive than coke · a man who mistook the Melbourne police Air Wing helicopter for DoNut T®ump has been arrested after allegedly shining a laser into the aircraft · over the past three years, Australia has fallen from 30th position to 57th place in the world for average peak internet speeds, beaten by countries including New Zealand, Thailand, & Indonesia, & several distant planets · the Precedent has nuked the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen for treating his daughter Ivanka 'unfairly' by dropping her fashion line because it was no longer selling · NASA has come up with a new model for figuring out whether DoNut T®ump could be considered habitable.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

an age of icicles

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Saturday, February 11, 2017

hot programs in design

Spandex should be air-dried since

it takes months—sometimes years—to

lose moisture when a rotating-wire-

type laser beam analyzer is used.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

chaos theory

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

wednesday newstrip

DoNut T®ump's energetic performance berating Australian Pram Minister Malcontent Turnipball caused his boob to fall out – not that it stopped him from putting on an amazing show · the Precedent told a prayer breakfast that, to promote hair growth, he takes a prostate drug found on an ancient & lost continent lurking beneath the island of Mauritius · US Defense Secretary Stained Mattress has started his first trip abroad by reassuring Arnold Schwarzenegger that his position at the helm of The Apprentice is still safe & that he still has the United States' continued support · NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns from space younger than he left · radio shock jock Howard Stern has opined that the impact of being commander-in-chief would be detrimental to the Precedent's mental health, if he had any.

Monday, February 06, 2017


Friday, February 03, 2017

the king transfixed in transit

Thursday, February 02, 2017

with apologies to Enid Blyton


& Big Ears

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The latest issue of Otoliths is live.

Issue forty-four of Otoliths has hit the hustings.

I had hoped to get the Mormon Tabernacle Choir &/or The Radio City Rockettes to announce this issue, but they were otherwise occupied, recovering from the realization that they had just provided the accompaniment to the beginning of an era that threatens to turn its back on the Gettysburg address & replace it with the rhetoric of the Nuremberg Rallies of the 1920s & 1930s.

So, as counter to a possible future that strikes me as best described by Dante's Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'entrate, I simply offer a wonderful selection of work from around the world. Included in this issue are Eileen R. Tabios, Sheila E. Murphy, Steve Dalachinsky, Andrew Topel, Brandon Nakasato, Cecelia Chapman, David Lohrey, C. R. E. Wells, Norman M. Gendelman, Texas Fontanella, Philip Byron Oakes, Caitlin Rose Doyle, Keith Walker, John Xero, David Dick, Kyle Hemmings, Mary Claire Garcia, Jesse Glass, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Philip Elliott, Sanjeev Sethi, sean burn, Kirk Robinson & Garin Cycholl & William Allegrezza, Bill Wolak, Pete Spence, Jim Leftwich, John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy, osvaldo cibils, Kelly J. Powell, harry k stammer, Raymond Farr, John Amen, Lucianna Chixaro Ramos, a.j. carruthers, Olivier Schopfer, Joel Chace, Carol Stetser, Les Wicks, Volodymyr Bilyk, Lana Bella, Diana Magallón, Clara B. Jones, Laurent Grison & Yvon Guillou, Meeah Williams, Michael Berton, Michael Farrell, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Charles Borkhuis & John McCluskey, Lakey Comess, John Martone, Evan Gray, Willie Smith, Allen Forrest, M. Leland Oroquieta, hiromi suzuki, Jack Galmitz, Mason Keys, Joe Balaz, Luisa-Evelina Stifii, Howie Good, Matina L. Stamatakis, George Moore, Drew B. David, Adam Levon Brown, Márton Koppány, Michael Caylo-Baradi, Carlyle Baker, J. Crouse, Richard Kostelanetz, Heath Brougher, Anwer Ghani, J. Ray Paradiso, AG Davis, Joanna Thomas, Kasy Long, Heller Levenson, Tom Snarsky, Dawn Nelson Wardrope, cathy aragon, Jeff Harrison, Marco Giovenale, John W. Sexton, Eugenia Hepworth Petty, bruno neiva, Stu Hatton, Ian Gibbins, dan raphael, Alberto Vitacchio, Douglas Penick, Nika & Jim McKinniss, Alan Summers, Jeff Bagato, Mariapia Fanna Roncoroni, Michael O'Brien, M.J. Iuppa, Carla Bertola, Andrew Galan, Katrinka Moore, Thom Sullivan, Joseph Veronneau, Marcia Arrieta, Sean Negus, Shloka Shankar, Seth Howard, Paul T. Lambert, John Pursch, Ella Skilbeck-Porter, Linda M. Walker, Tony Beyer, Edward Kulemin, PT Davidson, Michael Brandonisio, Adam Fieled, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Angad Arora, Bob Heman, Carol Ciavonne, Sheila Windsor & Brendan Slater, Stephen J. Williams, Marilyn Stablein, Felino A. Soriano, Louie Crew Clay, Peter Bakowski, David Heg & Nicolette Wong, Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis, J.D.Nelson, & Marilyn R. Rosenberg & Ann R. Shapiro.

I would also like to take this opportunity to point to Thomas Fink's new interview site, Dichtung Yammer, where I am interviewed by Tim Wright about the Otoliths journey.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

tuesday newstrip

Donuthing sensible T®umpette threatens Mexico with 20% import tariff to pay for southern border wall · France's wild hamsters being turned into 'crazed cannibals' by diet of corn · Precedent Donut T®amp will keep his pledge to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, former New York City Mère Rude Dolt Giuliani said · symbolic 'Doomsday Clock' moves 30 seconds closer to midnight with Donuts sT®umpet & his Russian lover Vladimir Putain carrying a large share of the blame for the heightened threat · IUD insertions have been rising since Donut (what's a trimester?) T®ump won the presidential election last November, according to a new report · African migrant drowns in Venice Grand Canal as onlookers film him, laugh, & make racist comments.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Finally / she escaped / from the volcano.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

an imitation of Salvador Dali

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The candles shimmer

We all need some reinforcement.

Titles confer power of position.

The thunder sinks into a growl.

The results don't correlate.

Monday, January 23, 2017

hannah de montaigne

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The e-mail as progenitor of an urban myth

Some years back, I began a post "[this] arrived in my email after a couple of kangaroo hops, & being a word lover I couldn't resist........

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition."

For some reason or other, I thought about the subject of the post again today, did the obligatory Google search, recovered lots of search results, spread across several years up to & including two days ago, many of which begin "the latest version of the WaPo's Mensa Invitational...."

But they're all the same set. It's the same e-mail, circling the world like some marine creature, coming up to breathe every so often, & cited when it's sighted. & the list has no connection with either Mensa or the Washington Post.

According to the Washington Post, "It still hasn't stopped: With mystifying regularity, we continue to receive (often passed through several mailboxes at The Post) unsolicited entries to what's sometimes called the "Mensa Invitational."

The reason for the e-mail's popularity—& perceived veracity—is that it's a genuinely funny list. Which is why I'm posting it again.

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund which lasts until you realize that it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

12. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

18. Caterpallor (n.): the colour you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rod Serling returns in our hour of need

all / prettied up / for inauguration day

Thursday, January 19, 2017

at home with Lucille Ball

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Giant asteroid barely misses collision with Donut T®ump, might take another shot in December · a rescue helicopter is flying 400km to a remote island to evacuate a sea lion bitten by Donut T®ump · Intelligence sources have vouched for the credibility of a former MI6 officer named as the author of the Russia dossier on Donut T®ump · the Donut T®ump White House's economic policy intentions saw renewed skepticism in global markets as sorcery-related violence seems destined to continue, along with horrific acts committed against women accused of being witches · high rates of PEyOTeUS ads played during televised sport could lead children to believe liking Donut T®ump is "part of being a good New Zealander," researchers have suggested · Australia's reputation has been damaged by serious human rights issues including its "draconian" asylum seeker policy, overly broad counter-terrorism laws, failure to protect children in detention, & limits to the rights of people with disabilities.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

remembering the alamo

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Claims by a man in Australia that his husband, a New Zealander, received critical injuries in a gay hate crime have been thrown into doubt by Queensland police who say they have so far found no evidence of any third party involvement. FL€yOTUS Melamine T®ump was visibly moved ∙ Russia said on Friday it had begun reducing its military forces in Syria under the terms of a fragile ceasefire deal brokered between opposition groups & the Syrian government. FL€yOTUS Megalomania T®ump was visibly moved ∙ "Wow, the ratings are in & Arnold Schwarzenegger got 'swamped' (or destroyed) by comparison to me" tweets PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump. Out-going Vice President Joe Bidin' My Time tells PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump to "grow up." FL€yOTUS Melanesia T®ump was visibly moved. ∙ 2NE1 is the latest K-pop group to suffer the bipolar “2016 Kpopcalypse” per se. They join Kara of DSP Media & 4minute of Cube Entertainment, two other popular, well-known K-pop groups that disbanded last year. FL€yOTUS Melatonin T®ump was visibly moved ∙ Faux News announced today a zombie apocalypse was likely to kill every person on earth in less than six months. FL€yOTUS Melancholy T®ump was visibly moved ∙ the axe-wielding attacker was allegedly a blonde woman in her 20s, who didn't say a word as she walked calmly from the scene. FL€yOTUS Melanoma T®ump was visibly moved.