Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Augmented Chamberlain

Meet the rarefied makers of a software aware enough
to sell an island to every war, a story to every studio.
They aim to normalize holograms, such as the glass pilots

that developers polished for Communist Airlines.
I expect higher possibilities for my similar half,
to bring my half respects and experiences,

to restore my journalistic interest,
to be my cold royalty.
However, I think I see a ray of hostility.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

U.S., Cuba to resume commercial airline service
Microsoft HoloLens: What decision makers need to know
Fans get glimpse of future in first Towns-Porzingis matchup

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Small Below Small

the a current across coupling across current a the
past it's stretch dicey the the dicey stretch its past
in their live swirls they're swirls live there in

magnetic golden atoms wherein atoms golden magnetic
with after futurism civic futurism after with
magnetic golden atoms wherein atoms golden magnetic

in there live swirls they're swirls live their in
past its stretch dicey the the dicey stretch it's past
the a current across coupling across current a the

Glenn R. Frantz

'Spooky Action': Atoms Entangled at Room Temperature
The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons
There's no looking back for the Hawks

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Annual Question-Spinning

Up early each day, scrutinizing the skies.
(One by one: Stunning sky, dreary sky, intense sky,
tepid sky, generic sky, copycat sky...)

Bogus intellectual juice.
But the analogous meteor is sweeping into the constellation
of this argument like a burst of consumer fraud.

Offering pomegranate for Halloween
spells one month of every year in Canada.
Next time, get fireballs.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Typically Bland Meteor Shower Might Shine Extra Bright
What Battle Over Trump University Reveals About Founder
Release of Pacific trade agreement sets stage for huge battle

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Injured (Like California)

Los Angeles was a chance, a retreat.
The army of cars sounded like firecrackers,
or security.

The rain somehow escaped.
The hideout was flight: the highway
a drug, a prison.

California was injured– a people debris.
The mountain was a wounded relief–
the face of thunderstorms.

-- James Croal Jackson

Flash Floods Leave Cars Stuck In Muddy Mess
Mexico: Injured drug lord 'El Chapo' on the run
Oregon Gunman was Acting 'Like He Was Playing a Video Game'

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Economy of Athleticism

We rest the day in coffers of long hours,
with the delirium of a Vanderbilt.
Tens of cars that drive themselves

are apparently buckling under the streets,
but even casual runners know the way.
I slip into a marathon

like I slip into a good night's sleep,
making the criminal possible;
ears and accomplishments in pursuit of a slipped-up notion.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Guess who owns half the world's assets
Self-Driving Cars Hit The Streets, Sort Of
The Neverending Workday

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Increases Mobile Innovation

considering first increase comfortably beat expectations
does not mask the weakened manufacturing activity
clearly facing decisions driven by increases in crude oil

load instantly smartphone devices launched an offensive
served its new page format a lightning-fast experience
a project of real ambition deliver develop mobile web

confidently and defiantly unveiled its grand vision
big bet for company detachable screen became surface tablet
system runs on almost every kind of innovation it needs

-- Clark Allison

Oil and gas lift UK industrial output
Google takes on Facebook and Apple with faster web-based news
With the Surface Book, Microsoft is taking the game to Apple

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Choking Trump Storm

Refugee weekend.
It’s frontrunner season
with airstrike opinions.

Maximum gambit.
It’s a 115mph crisis.
The regime’s in tears.

Gasoline central.
It’s a Florida family fight
with category-three airstrikes.

-- Lance Newman

'They could be Isis,' Donald Trump warns
Hurricane Joaquin strengthens into category-three storm
Celebrations and fear in Syria as Russian airstrikes begin

Thursday, September 24, 2015

From "Celestial Combo"

as wavy a shadow electric empire.
Knock puppet TV blinking let's a
Taken lunar atmosphere breathtaking I'm the

will that scarf prize bottle if heroically,
has that manicured nutmeg detective if once,
was that outstretched glass slump if accidentally,

them on or cast a chance eclipses
it with and impress the bulbs harvest
as dumb a pixy hair carton.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

This man is blowing up fantasy sports
Sunday's Super Blood Harvest Eclipse Is Media Conspiracy
Empire : Has Cookie Awakened Jamal's Inner Luscious?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn Bringing More

BIGOTRY – the morning news is told
that raising fears is not certain –

but seeds of discontent is certain –
jibes, disaster, attacks without
handcuffs; a teenager told

he serves an example, told
not suitable, is certain.
and so both are happy without

-- Anna Cathenka

Jeremy Corbyn's first PMQs: Both sides happy
Student arrested for bringing homemade clock to school
Could 'dislike' button lead to more cyber-bullying?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

After Different Days

major faultlines not expect rescue solve deep-rooted shaken
exposed unwinding of built up days ahead prompt flights
steep devaluations come to depend on every word and deed

sourced delivery re-mastered footage historical missions
the next iteration high-resolution video generated
beauty and grandeur of space launch after preliminary tests

to be corporate discipline oblivion like previous splitters
leave rather than damage with speculation
still going on bit disingenuous argue different policies

-- Clark Allison

Stock sell-off reveals ‘major faultlines’ in economy, BIS says
NASA’s ultra-high definition channel to launch in November
Corbyn opponents told to 'take it on the chin' and stop sniping

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Rephrase "Not Lost"

I live in the middle of nowhere.
I can do nothing but wait for a train.
That's why consistency is tainted

by the formula "practice makes perfect."
If I know the shorthand,
Hell must be the pavement of direction.

If you are not traveling,
maybe I can get a ride with you.
I live in the middle of nowhere.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Serena Williams has practiced on same court for 6 years
Cheap Uber Rides Going Away. And That's a Good Thing
Germany greets refugees with help and kindness

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Isn't Potent Reconcilables

capable of maneuvering to target missile potent symbolism
potentially encroach may consign aircraft carriers dustbin
faster anything intercept undisputed maritime power threat

on the brink of being installed not about to grasp changes
happening colleagues repairing may not outpouring of fury
a fool undermine democratic result thing isn't to get angry

clandestine secret campaign contentious drone strikes core
role identifying and locating salvaging troubled war effort
impossible carry out toxic risky peel off reconcilables

-- Clark Allison

China to parade ‘carrier-killer’ missile through Beijing
Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents showing political nous
Secret CIA drones target Islamic State leaders in Syria

Thursday, August 20, 2015

During No Arrival

missing during bad weather strong winds and fog
mountainous eastern province lost contact distress call
flying low crashing mountain darkness limited visibility

huge arsenal of weapons stashed in suitcases and holdalls
automatic assault rifles followed arrival of motor cruiser
grenades flash bangs pepper sprays appeared via video link

deal is no further forward tactical rationale behind move
unwittingly did job required really believe a fake result
that utterly deluded from opening seconds a farcical claim

-- Clark Allison

Indonesian plane with 54 people on board crashes
'UK's largest ever' haul of rifles and machine guns
Delusion or distraction? Jose Mourinho's awful Chelsea week

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perspective of Lakes

The heart's content is a loudmouth;
Twitter says it's followed by one person and several liars.
This is your big chance to ignore it

in a bid to get your messages
from a more generous messenger.
At the last trump, the world is leapfrogged

to make empty theater.
But she's a million-gallon soup
and she's put a tributary on the river indefinitely.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Twitter ends Direct Message character limit
Can Carly Fiorina Seize Her Moment?
The Animas River spill and the myth of mine safety

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Than Growth Permeate

of like linked fungi pale yards in
on of filled mycelium alike dome for
weeds the drift it took up would that

cup formation for is coating cold
for of marred basins cold scoreline on
by from covered cattails rotting ice on

way phragmites of is dipping alike
branches the drain it clash just was that
puzzle hair at is mowing glistening

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Mexico tops Panama in chaotic Gold Cup semifinal
Rotting Fungus Creates Beautiful, Glistening 'Hair Ice'
Mowing Water-Detention Basins Increases Mosquito Populations

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Old Wider Doubts

will focus on wider ecosystem remain wistfully nostalgic
could have been a very lucrative niche little alternative
but to go ahead disaster a phenomenal error

performance speculation run wild listening keenly for hints
confusion and widespread doubts about its prospects
slow-selling sales ramp up expected to work just didn't

fundamental changes in old ways sluggish judicial system
grow way out from country's staggering debts
economic precipice minds focused scary road

-- Clark Allison

Microsoft and Nokia - a marriage made in hell?
Doubts remain over prospects of Apple Watch
Greeks Worry about Bailout’s Push for Economic Overhaul

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Long Sunburn Overdrive

The fisherman is angered if you call it blackmail,
so just call it fishing --
in seaweed and super international magnets.

Spending days in the company's long queues
with their ramps, turns, and intersections,
and mimicking their baits and jumps.

But matter introduces much that you can build yourself --
like pants with interlocking tabs, and ringers in any shape?
The future of U-turns has delivered its kingfish.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Greeks head towards Sunday vote in anger and confusion
The last of the Jersey Shore fishing piers
Anki's Killed Slot Cars With Overdrive's Customizable Tracks

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Extract Empty Silence

hoping they extract the essence of the matter
artificial neural network bizarre set of images
image fed into the input layer adjusting network parameters

martyr to political correctness the lamest of gender jokes
greeted with stony silence for every action too far gone
tried to be honest about issues some kind reasoned debate

oddly provincial in outlook recommendations of friends
packs a century of upheaval an almost uncanny beauty
later corpse would be bathed hinted wrong completely empty

-- Clark Allison

Google revealed images created by dreaming computer
The hysteria over Sir Tim Hunt’s 'joke’ stops open debate
Lost in translation? Here’s my top 10 foreign novels

Thursday, June 11, 2015

World In Itself

I was having lunch on the width of the Internet.
I only know the cinematic Earth
and the captive words that describe it.

Balloons gravitating to kindergarten,
the steward of human pressure and handpicked dust,
larger than a ring of Saturn.

Famous for its existence projects, it is made up mostly
of invisible hair from an ambitious spacecraft
and the afternoon buzzing of a phoebe.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

'Jurassic World' is Trevorrow Land
Google launches Sidewalk Labs to fix cities
Saturn's biggest ring is weird, invisible and really, really big

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Key and Newspaper

on show key brash and
including key tongued barbs raised the
as key based radiation collided

floor to of key telling instead confidential
as space taped names found
on show newspaper brash and

including newspaper tongued barbs raised the
as newspaper based radiation collided
floor to of newspaper telling instead confidential

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Rare Supernova Burst Shines Light on Its Mysterious Origins
Top 10 new species of 2015 include artistic fish, fanged frog
Greece's Varoufakis courts controversy anew with taping remark

Confidence in Reforms

deep in ground raid territory operation carried direction
group terror finances war machine elite counter-command
aircraft riddled with bullet holes monitoring speculation

clear dividing contest to replace lines confidence vote
simmering resentment and recrimination vying to succeed
near-wipeout highly charged modernising wing

the cards only possible if reforms kept up pressure
running out painful creditors insisting action any case
vote on decisions depended bailout money no majority

-- Clark Allison

Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn
Delta Force Commandos Kill Key ISIS Leader in Ground Raid
Germany urges Greece to undertake reforms to unlock funds

Monday, May 11, 2015

Re-Inventing What Drifts

in the real world postmortem before funeral
mourning over, inquests could begin appealing middle-classes
get this done in 45 minutes can't we photographer's studio

I time start consciously coiffed edgy dandy sharp
needs to become a big tent just re-inventing
into the gutter of anxieties stay open and present

increases engagement enhances decision-making
what he was doing at the end just to get on with life
burnout resiliency it drifts paying attention on purpose

-- Clark Allison

Paul Weller: ‘I miss the chaos and madness’
Being mindful can help reduce stress, maintain mental health
Chuka Umunna is ordained by Peter Mandelson

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Those Plucky Ambiguities

An ambiguity is a funny truism,
in that its deconvolution is eloquently unknowable.
Just study this: What lives on pablum,

can't smell color, evades horizons,
could win a plurality of the unpopular votes,
and according to a spy on Earth,

you usually see it playing baseball with real orioles?
And by the way, when is an enigma not enigmatic?
When it's a riddle.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Spiegel: The Fitting Oddity of a Fanless Ballgame
NASA probe shows Pluto might have a polar ice cap
England spells more trouble for union than Scotland

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fuel Exit Myth

the concept a fabrication created a myth of nuclear weapons
military sites tantamount selling out source threat itself
have to be prepared hardening rhetoric before negotiations

rupture of monetary union and Greek exit from the euro
currency bloc no longer vulnerable immediate chain-reaction
designed other purposes secure mayhem unleash better terms

clashes rebels air strikes pledged to fund UN aid appeal
popular committees militiamen fled coalition air war began
as control seized impoverished fierce water food and fuel

-- Clark Allison

Khamenei: U.S. created 'myth' of nuclear weapons
Europe ready for Grexit contagion
Clashes, Saudi-led air strikes kill 60 in Yemen

Friday, April 10, 2015

Since Whatever Variant

Zeno's dichotomy paradox two sides between never meeting
Greek negotiations playing a risky game approaching the end
trust long since country weakening tax receipts collapsed

under successive quarters plunging profits
eyeing next generation curved-edge variant
connect wirelessly gain traction with consumers

battled intense competition discount supermarkets
crowdfunded business will continue to operate separately
whatever the hell they like absolutely delivering skillset

-- Clark Allison

Both sides are playing a risky game over Greece
Samsung and Apple clash with roll-out of new products
Majestic Wine to buy online retailer Naked Wines for £70m

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Long Visit Promised

A peculiar justification for the spread of plant species:
It's sightseeing.
They changed their last islands long ago,

in the Darwin of their migrating years.
When they controlled the ground they could go anywhere
and be greeted as sisters.

Gushing down between highland meadows,
tourist plants happened upon the capital
and at last set roots in their busy ancestral soil.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Good guy tortoises gobble invasive Galapagos grasses
Kim, Khloe and the Kardashian klones!
Obama keeps promise to Portia

Monday, March 30, 2015

Already Over Descent

control wounded 88 overnight not independently confirmed
already sliding into chaos loyal clash last major foothold
gun battle recaptured the airport air strikes three fronts

black box voice recorder say plane's open the damn door
crashed French Alps trying to smash door with an axe
mountain descent deliberately desperate attempts to return

end decades of estrangement deeply strained relations
interests haggle over last points of potential agreement
sense disarray both acted as checks simultaneously spread

-- Clark Allison

Fighting and air strikes across Yemen, dialogue remains distant
Germanwings captain shouted ‘open the damn door’
US counters Iran as Middle East conundrum confronts Obama

Monday, March 23, 2015

Closer Varying Runs

possible issue of contention alleviate power shortages
not only water but source of life leaving specific details
river runs through three countries massive new dam

closer to a deal end constrain nuclear sanctions
emerged from shadows almost an invisible man
killing offering condolences recapture cling to power

nova sub capite visible at varying brightness
extremely rare violent breed of stellar collision
faint traces outburst naked eye submillimetre telescopes

-- Clark Allison

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Sign Accord Over Nile Waters
Iran expands regional ‘empire’ ahead of nuclear deal
Mystery space explosion charted in 17th century solved

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Long Dark Reservoirs

Symbiotic desired the fed crevice pools right from
Navy elastic the gored plumpness clip whereas of
Entirely resins fact that's.

Even bulls aim bull's.
rise from to wringing, the knot the been rose.
Molten single the wore change changer however with

bash to to making, the liquid the been trade.
tie of to stabbing, the basket the been sap.
Successfully grease shock I'm.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Matador Yellen Gores Dollar Bulls With Uncertainty
How to avoid George Osborne's Budget fashion fail
3D Printing Technology to create Terminator-Like Robot

Thursday, February 26, 2015

To New Arrival

Visitors will have places to start. Bacteria occupy
the black sandstone cliffs, carrying broken glasslike
ice cleats. The views have re-ordered the lake bottom.

Visitors will have to gut the city for stained glass
to be filed smooth like deadly icicles.
Drugs won't be the only attraction this year.

Visitors will have piled up clear ice plates
potentially suited for window glass.
Weather willing, you can see boulders on Wednesday.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Apostle Islands ice caves to open Saturday
Deadly diarrhea disease infects 500,000 in U.S. each year
Boston bomber's lawyers challenge jury-selection process

Thursday, February 05, 2015

However Numerous Mix

A dandy present for plankton birthdays is plankton.
A hint of an androgynous Cinderella,
scrubbing fossils excavated from a fiasco.

Half-scale sea monsters in database robes appear
with disastrous predictions from their insurer.
Earth's employees, shackles thrown, reside in phantom shells

as quietly as numbers in a cyber gargoyle.
The sophisticated plankton millions
release a giant anthem of whispers in half canon.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Anthem Blue Cross hack: Millions of records breached
Ancient Climate Records Predict Earth will Enter Warm Epoch
The Wachowskis & the Curse of the Matrix

Monday, February 02, 2015

Winter Melting Language

The glorious winter night begins.
Moons swing from side to side.
Brilliant Venus is still with us.

The earth’s crust is rebounding.
The accelerated melting of the glaciers
coincides with the onset of warming.

It’s a real language that copies
what’s on the showing.—Mathematical formulas
made of anything except of flesh and bones.

-- Ali Znaidi

Starwatch: The February night sky
Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change
These Robots Imitate What They See Instantly

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dust of Genes

A comet swings around the sun.
As the comet heats up,
it will spew dust.

It is flexible, in slight ways
to better accommodate the kind
of repetitive history tools.—

An opportunity to explore the body’s markers:
The genes that are switched on or off.
—An attempt to understand the unknown.

-- Ali Znaidi

Rosetta Finds Out Much About a Comet
Tools Used By Earlier Human Ancestor Than Previously Believed
NASA enlists identical twin astronauts for unique experiment

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cylinders of Beams

A key that may unlock antiquity
was engulfed by lava, destroyed,
and turned into carbonized ash.

The body has already delivered details
of historical rendezvous.—
New pictures are about to be taken.

New beams convert metal into material.
—A technique that does not obstruct light.
—A technique that can capture the sun & the pulses.

-- Ali Znaidi

Unlocking Scrolls Preserved in Eruption of Vesuvius
Dawn Spacecraft Gets Closer To Dwarf Planet Ceres
New Laser Technique Makes Metals Water-Repellant

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Everything Blocks

that target that target that target that target that
melted lego melted lego melted lego melted lego melted
a hit glimpse a hit glimpse a hit glimpse a hit glimpse

in leading in in leading in in leading in in leading in
coalesce the grains coalesce the grains coalesce
the of of logic the of of logic the of of logic the of of

keyhole for keyhole for keyhole for keyhole for keyhole
lego solidified lego solidified lego solidified lego
door has move has door has move has door has move

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Target to shutter all stores in Canada
Oscar nominations 2015: The Lego Movie left out
Study Doubts Role Of Meteorites As 'Building Blocks' Of Planets

Sunday, January 11, 2015

From Every Damage

detected the signals located around 3.5 miles from
searchers honed in on intense pings growing belief
devices be recovered cockpit voice and flight data recorder

will not be the same after today metro stations were closed
extraordinary precedents set every avenue and boulevard
still poured into the crowd new rivers streams of humanity

concealed under her veil detonated powerful explosives
shopping hub in a city at heart of Boko Haram insurgency
devastating damage anonymity the delicacy of his position

-- Clark Allison

Searchers hone in on black boxes from AirAsia plane
Paris march: At least one million join 50 world leaders
New Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Tactic: ‘It’s a Little Girl’

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Oilman’s State Small

A cluster of attorneys spread terror
but no major divorce proceedings
have been recorded. Temblors

rejected momentum, enjoying…
whatever. America’s magnitude,
blunted and rattled the judgement

of an oil tycoon. In a defensive
conference he said, “Islamic earthquakes
paid my rejected wife $1 billion.”

-- Eric Elshtain

Islamic State 'in a defensive posture,' Pentagon says
US Geological Survey records cluster of quakes in Texas
Ex-Wife Rejects Oilman Harold Hamm's $975M Check