The clouds were out of this world. Long vertical clouds that ran like white rivers, exhausting themselves before your eyes in two minutes or less. Thank you students! I can't think unless I teach. We tackled the possibility space of art since 1790, the advent of the Anthropocene. We created a logic square for different moves within the possibility space. We mentioned Joy Division. Joy Division as the Keats of now. Speaking of poets, Seidel blows. Well done, Sunya! The sausage is a manifestation of the body’s response to corporate culture, the key features being redness, warmth, swelling and pain. The Sausage Flower is a delicate and beautiful flower for any perennial garden. Sow seeds in late summer. See, Anne, I do know my horticulture! [gutter, strip mall, palm tree] See, Kathy, I remember everything you told me about plants! Popsicles. Popsicles are holy men. The p.opsicl~ is thought of as having six limbs: a garbled manner, a leopard skm, a .wIlte~ blossom, a frail Pepsi bottle containing a drop of scented water, flammable oils in his bladder, and say hello to my lIttle friend. Not all slopes are tragic, delta waves careening toward a valley floor, unearthing fossils more enduring than the rock that embeds them, some born to plagues of rust; some reach ether. And you thought Google Glass was cool. At first glance, the Skywalker Specs look pretty mundane: a beige box with a bunch of wires coming out the back. Inside, they’re full of goodies. Officially known as the Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS) and five years in the making, the main component is a 120-megapixel camera — your silly iPhone 5 only has eight megapixels — with a 120-degree field of view capable of seeing as far as six miles away. This hooks up to a laptop running cognitive visual processing algorithms that takes its input not only from the tripod mounted camera but also the EEG cap on the operator’s head. Like some device in a PK Dick novel, this cap literally reads the soldier’s mind while he’s scanning the horizon for threats and flags any suspicious areas. This happens in the final lines of “O Feces, My Feces”. Old Sappho says the sight of one we love / Is fairer than a row of marching troops; / Our sponsor for the sentiment above: / The folks who brought us Everybody Poops / The meme of mage and poet we renege / When ego cannot reconnect the egg. Anonymous says … It’s spelled Queensreich. One word. Get it right. Fuck … Anonymous2 says … You mean Queensryche, asshole. Get it right. Fuck your fuck … I alternate Bad Behavior with paperback romances from the Silhouette imprint. A student, in fact, of commas – At Naropa, I attended Robin Blaser’s lecture on Agamben: the negative or voided parts of the eye, attenuating to – what? – in the near darkness. Neurophysiology takes you only so far: [in.] Deep in the cave system, a presence – develops. The novel climaxes not with a fancy theological tiff but a very material explanation of the world it inhabits, down to how it was financed. Railsea’s anticlimax finds the terminus of Heaven populated with waiting feral bureaucrats, the descendants of the descendants of the crazed railroad tycoons who frenziedly built the railsea in a rash of spending spurred by capitalist competition — an event remembered as the “godsquabble.” These faithful bureaucrats have been keeping records of the costs of the railsea, and nearly kill Sham when he reveals that he hasn’t come to pay the tab.
[Note: Sources: William Keckler, “I Took 2066 Photographs”, at Joe Brainard’s Pyjamas (The Sequel), 19 Sept 012; Timothy Morton, “My My”, at Ecology without Nature, 19 Sept 012; JBR, but see Elisa Gabbert, “Reading for pleasure vs. reading as obligation”, at The French Exit, 119 Sept 012; “Nails of the Day”, at Hello Giggles, 19 Sept 012; Katie Degentesh, “The Sausage: An Essay”, and “The Popsicle: An essay”, at Combo 12; JBR; Camille Martin, Looms; Adam Clark Estes, “HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, TERRORIST”, at Vice, 19 Sept 012 (it remains to be “seen” heh heh whether the soldier or the person / people s/he’s looking for is the terrorist referred to in the article’s title, doesn’t it?); Sarah Case, and K Silem Mohammad, as quoted in Case’s “Songs and sonnets: A review of Peter Gizzi's ‘Threshold Songs’ and K. Silem Mohammad’s ‘Sonnagrams 1–20’”, at Jacket2, 9 Sept 012; Istria Adige, “Saturday” (tr. Kelley Irmen), at New World Poetry, 19 Sept 012; JBR; Bhanu Kapil, “Reading Mary Gaitskill”, at Was Gertrude Stein a Punjabi?, 19 Set 012; Ben Gabriel, “Miéville’s Anticlimaxes”, at The New Inquiry, 19 Sept 012]