Friday, August 18, 2017

A line from Willem de Kooning

The U.S. auto industry is
heading for a downturn. We
must shake ourselves out of
our four-wheeled stupor. The

autonomous car is driving
into view as the future of
transportation. Super Bowl
is upon us. It's time to put

an end to the debate. The
impact of climate change
was already here. Its pro-
ponents & opponents are

lined up in a serious face-
off, both using semantic tech-
nology quite extensively to
distort their conversations.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Fleas carrying the bubonic plague have been found in Arizona · Teen Choice Awards hit somber note — men are snapping penis pics & AirDropping them to random women riding on NYC subways in latest horrifying trend · noisy chip packets may be the scourge of secret scoffers but there is a reason for that loud crackle — it makes you think the chips are crunchier · Trump remains out of sight & silent as pressure mounts from both sides of the aisle for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists & hate groups involved in deadly, race-fueled clashes · Trump's Venezuela stance: Bishops oppose forcing priests to report details heard in confession · a mother, who has a misguided view of how nature works, asked if it was possible to reschedule the total solar eclipse because the date wasn't practical for her.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

a strange body of material

A clone is dynamic, decom-
poses into a mixture of
festive architecture elements.
Part of something abstract

given contour & then broken
away to form a distinct alter-
native discourse of which
I can see only a little bit of.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A line from Gustav Mahler

In baroque times, the ago-
nies of grief, of love turned
corpse, were used as a solo
instrument. Such an app-

roach liberates entertainment
destinations like Atlantic
City or Las Vegas—not all
medieval buildings were

intended to be stored in a
cloud-based file sharing
environment. In the opening
section of a fugue, each voice

in turn has the opportunity
to present the subject, to
demonstrate the close affinity
between contextual literature

& the exaggerated motion of
Fall harvest vegetables. I am
calm again, acknowledge the
benefits of a scenic education.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

L'Aube à Cayenne (Series Magritte #314)

The transition to full horti-
culture comes at a cost. A
six-hour flight, custom-built
containers, the whole year
as a graph where the darker

blue shadings represent the
twilight phases. Vasectomy
is less risky. Advancements
in robotics plus a coordinated
script have demonstrated good

outcomes—complete health
solutions controlled by the
human mind & tailored to go
the distance once mining be-
gins again at the Space Center.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

the / tremulous heart / of Jules Verne

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

wednesday newstrip

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea following surveillance footage capture of freight train lurking in neighbor's attic · Melburnians brace for a blizzard after a woman nabbed for cocaine at Sydney airport · Letters from Hell: a woman's insight into Australia's most dodgy fuel promos · official refuses Russell Crowe & his dog entry to missile tests · drunken Popular Pokemon arrested after trouble berthing 40000 tonne logging ship · notorious criminals banned from next year's icy temperatures · reminder: 'incognito mode' is not as private as you think · US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

geographies: Les Plaines d'Abraham

Sunday, August 06, 2017


Friday, August 04, 2017

Today the
postman brought
me a broken
promise. "Do
you want that
before or after
the m?" he asked.

Thursday, August 03, 2017


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Sydney terror plot to resolve same-sex marriage debate with 'meat mincer bomb' foiled · Ashley Madison relaunches in Australia: political suicide says Liberal senator · T®ump vows to take 'all necessary measures' to help people have a better affair · Precedent's daughter sparks breastfeeding debate with photo · blow up North Korea to protect allies says Abe · Brian Cox predicts colonization of 'barren rock' Mars is inevitable, but says it won't be as much fun as the recent decolonizing of Anthony Scaramucci.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Otoliths issue forty-six is live

Otoliths issue forty-six, the southern winter 2017 issue, has just gone live.

I had hoped to get Anthony Scaramucci to do the launch as one of his first official duties — or, as it now seems, one of his last — but he was off complaining to a New Yorker reporter — in no uncertain terms — that Queen hadn’t got his name right in Bohemian Rhapsody. So, without him & without further ado, it falls to me to do the honors.

In this issue wondrous work, in many forms, from Charles Wilkinson, Paul T. Lambert, Seth Jani, Cameron Lowe, Cheryl Penn, Obododimma Oha, Sacha Archer, Dennis Vannatta, Fotis Begetis & Jack Galmitz, Penelope Weiss, J. Ray Paradiso, Graeme Miles, Karl Kempton, Tony Beyer, Brandstifter, Texas Fontanella, Steve Dalachinsky, Cecelia Chapman, Sanjeev Sethi, John Crouse, Jim Leftwich, Federico Federici, Laurent Grison, Tyler Pruett, Pete Spence, Drew B. David, Steven Earnshaw, Michael Prihoda, Anne Gorrick, Meeah Williams, Anwer Ghani, Lakey Comess, differx, Jill Chan, Daniel de Culla, Michael Flatt, Olivier Schopfer, Lana Bella, Jake Berry, gobscure, Jonel Abellanosa, Tony Rickaby, Darren C. Demaree, Martin Christmas, Kyle Hemmings, Lachy McKenzie, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Ian Ganassi, Thomas M. Cassidy, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Clara B. Jones, hiromi Suzuki, Jeff Bagato, Howie Good, Leigh Herrick, Matthew Woodman, Javant Biarujia, Raymond Farr, Iliana Theodoropoulou, Philip Byron Oakes, Seth Howard, Claudia Serea, Stanford Cheung, M A McDonald, Joe Balaz, AG Davis, Felino A. Soriano, Veronica Mattaboni, Carol Stetser, David A. Welch, David Lohrey, Stephen Nelson, Jim Meirose, C. R. E. Wells, Willie Smith, M.J. Iuppa, Susan Gangel, Kevin Tosca, Tom Montag, horace sternwall, Sabine Miller & Carole Kim, Márton Koppány, Jack Little, R. Keith, Chris Brown, Corey Mesler, Jeff Harrison, Leigh Williams & Melanie Klein, Keith Kumasen Abbott, Eric Hoffman, Brendan Slater, John Vieira, Bob Heman, A.A. Reinecke, Alain Joncheray, Caoimhe McKeogh, Mark Staniforth, Marcia Arrieta, Mark Cunningham, Rupert Loydell, Andrew Darling, Danny Blackwell, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Lee Nash, Jesse Glass, Eileen R. Tabios, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Indigo Perry, Timothy Pilgrim, John Pursch, Edward Kulemin, John Levy, J. D. Nelson, Marilyn Stablein, Gale Acuff, Katrinka Moore, Adam Levon Brown, Owen Bullock, Ryan Clark, Michael Brandonisio, David Baptiste Chirot, Olchar E. Lindsann, & Tom Beckett.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

an open letter

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

wednesday newstrip

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t have lasted a week in the Bush administration, according to President George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer · Sean Spicer stole a mini fridge from junior Wheat House staffers · Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is growing increasingly frustrated with the T®ump administration & could quit before the year is through, according to reports · to some on the extreme right, Arizona Senator John McCain is a traitor worthy of scorn, presumably because of his willingness to work with Democrats · Jared Kushner's explanations on Russia reveal a man wholly unsuited to his job · Precedent T®ump spoke before a small crowd of Boy Scouts today.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Today the
postman brought
me his new
libretto, called
The Pantoum
of The Opera-
ting Theater
. I
suggested a slight
name change &
a relocation of the
story. “Might work
then,” I told him.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Game of Thrones wins ratings with record audience but Saudi Arabian video of woman in miniskirt comes a close second · woman seriously injured after bag becomes stuck in escalating tensions between India & China · the Reserve Bank of Australia signals higher rate path by launching a $3.50 'neutral rate' hamburger · alien ships near Saturn? Ex-NASA scientist claims news of their existence is not fake · the giant iceberg known as A-68 that was produced in the Antarctic last week is the cutest thing ever sent into space.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Sunday, July 16, 2017


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Israeli diplomat says fixing his toilet is more important than the UNESCO Hebron resolution · Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion · campaigners against nuclear weapons are urging the Australian government to stop clinging to the belief the country will be protected by the United States' possession of weapons of mass destruction · Republicans blast DoNuts T®ump's idea to form cyber security unit with Voldemort Putain · the T®ump Wheat House keeps mixing up the names of Asian countries & their leaders' titles · Whoops! T®ump chases down marine in the hope of getting blown.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Sunday, July 09, 2017


Thursday, July 06, 2017


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

wednesday newstrip

A kangaroo who became disruptive when told it couldn't take a chainsaw on a plane was ordered off the flight · a dead fish has been found dressed up & tied to a chair on the side of a road in Melbourne's outer north-east · a Spanish court says a bungee jumping instructor's poor English may have led a 17-year-old Dutch woman to jump to her death without being connected by rope to a viaduct in northern Spain two years ago. The girl heard "now jump" instead of "no jump," the court ruling stated · new analysis of plasma clouds ejected by the sun suggest solar eruptions behave like a sneeze · Australians have little confidence in USeless Precedent DoNuts T®ump & worldwide he is viewed as arrogant, intolerant & dangerous, according to a new US study.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017



Monday, July 03, 2017

The seaside park

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Can we
stop moving now?

a little
verse for veer.