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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A line from Bruce Sterling

A London based electronic
music producer uses
Ukrainian water pipes &
huge funnel clouds to

create movie special
effects. She calls this a
non-populist activity but
the resultant outputs are

works of scientific art.
There are images of
wreckage & personal
belongings, the inner

workings of cells. Debris
in the air, but an FX
hurricane manages to keep
the place looking spotless.

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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

geographies: Angkor Wat

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

wednesday newstrip

A popular flea product has been pulled from shelves over fears it's poisoned a number of cats · private space company SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a satellite from Florida's Kennedy Space Center with a previously used All Blacks haka as its first-stage booster · this is apparently the new BMW X3 — the upcoming Audi Q5 rival has been leaked online ahead of its official reveal in completely unmasked, if low resolution, images · followers & descendants of Tūhoe prophet Rua Kēnana want to revive their Israelite religion. They gathered for their last whānau hui in Rotorua, ahead of a statutory apology they will soon receive, for the illegal wrong-doings by the crown to their spiritual leader & his followers over a century ago · arcane new rules prohibit restaurants grilling medium-rare burger · if David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly endearing, even though it makes no fucking sense.

Monday, June 26, 2017

In the night, passing

Friday, June 23, 2017


Thursday, June 22, 2017

sometimes / spam accidentally / gets it right



Ah, the only man who bellows when he tweets.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

wednesday newstrip

When flatworms go to space, they grow two heads · T®ump sells Qatar $12 billion of US weapons days after accusing it of funding terrorism · one thing we'd never thought we'd do in a video game is play as a kid performing a fart-infused lapdance for a rather filthy gentleman in local strip club called The Peppermint Hippo · leaked audio reveals Australian Pram Minister Malcontent Turnipball ridiculing DoNuts T®ump over 'fake polls' & Russia · giant flying turkeys once roamed Australia, Flinders University research confirms · a clear majority of Americans believe the current precedent has tried to interfere with the investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling & possible campaign collusion · Chrissy Teigen shocked to discover husband John Legend has, in fact, seen her butthole · first two-headed porpoise discovered.

Monday, June 19, 2017

T®(ump's)easure Island

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Today the
postman brought
me a distressed
ukelele. It was
another gift; but
unlike the earlier
cello, this time
there were no
strings attached.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

angular potshots

I am riding the train into London.

It has now been turned into a floating museum.

It saves me money over the year on my off-peak trips.

Our accommodation has an established riding school on site.

It has been lovingly restored from its days as a bunk house for children.

After a hard day on the slopes, just settle down & pull up the drawbridge.

Friday, June 16, 2017

revisiting giorgio #2

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

wednesday newstrip

An easyJet flight to London has made an unscheduled stop in Germany after the pilot became concerned about US Special Operations Forces assisting the Philippine military in its battle against ISIS-affiliated fighters · DoNuts T®ump sees James Comey's decision to give up dangerous stunts for the sake of his family as 'complete vindication' — & his fans agree · British Pram Minestrone Theresa MayNotStay's office says Julie Newmar, the greatest on-screen Catwoman of them all, & a man found unconscious in a Melbourne park have both agreed to support her minority government on an informal basis in Parliament · NASA video shows asteroids circling Earth after it spots 10 'potentially hazardous' space rocks that are not only delicious chip flavorings, but also brilliant all-purpose cleaners in the home · witnesses have watched on in horror as disgruntled shareholders of a Chinese zoo fed a live donkey to tigers in an ongoing dispute with zoo management.

Monday, June 12, 2017

revisiting Giorgio