Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nothing Is Known

Breathing. Breathing. Loop.
Indelible rainbow.
Alligators countless alligators.

Birds, flight, nonsensical patterns.
Miming the, the miming angels.
Deaf airflow visions.  Strenuous, riven, unique.

Absolutely. Absolutely.
Breathing, alone.  The indelible method.
Do not monitor lizards.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Mandela Deaf Interpreter: 'I'm a Sign Language Champ!'
Lizard Breath Evolved Before Dinosaurs, New Study Finds
Young S. African Nelsons Say They Will Carry Mandela's Legacy

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Confess, I'm Sayin'

Humour the actor. He's got
the personality of a brick,
giving a formal

court revealing details
of habitual lies
rather than honest admission.

Shaking, sticky fingers
have been at work.
The pilferers left souvenirs.

-- Paul Clyne

Cumberbatch reading sexual R Kelly lyrics - it's amazing
I'm not proud of drug use - Nigella
Hobbit cast confess to pinching props (and socks)

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Mid-Shoot Moments Migrate

after lots of back and forth
this is our decision he's in every frame
died mid-shoot it's his tour de force

losing its appeal as titles were delayed
casual gamers migrate
hardcore players opt for faster machines

no time for pilot to make mayday call
in the moments before impact
lifted by crane transported on a flatbed lorry

-- Clark Allison

Fast & Furious 7 to 'go ahead' after Walker's death
Nintendo Missing Target as Sony-Microsoft Sales Dwarf Wii U
Glasgow helicopter crash: 'No time for pilot to make mayday call'

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Marketing of Theory

"I don't trust mugs and T-shirts.
They steal your propaganda." "So what if they do?"
The protagonists consider.

Mud, with a fringe of snow
that seems to mirror their remarks.
But the audience is well warmed by viewing a good fire.

"'The world is a fantasy of subtext,
without systematic confederates.' What do you think of that?
Too paranoid? Not paranoid enough?" "Um... Google it."

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Wants to Sell You an Anti-Google Mug
Afghan President Hamid Karzai: I don't trust the US
The Fascinatingly Flexible Political Subtext of 'The Hunger
     Games: Catching Fire'

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Semi Drone Normal

drone strike killed Taliban leader
serious setback to peace talks
the death of all peace efforts

not just the killing of one person
assailant finished off victims at point-blank range
shooter fired 12 rounds from a semi-automatic pistol

escaping on a motorcycle driven by an accomplice
shot dead a security agent
operations are returning to normal

 -- Clark Allison

US drone strike marks 'death of peace efforts' – Pakistan 
Greek Police: Golden Dawn Slaying Was Point-Blank 
LAX returning to normal after shooting

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Old Turkish October

well to the is cheering stamps everlasting
even to the is barring run bars
more expensive month in for mound

exactly seventh taffy of by lackey
and lasts fall sort to field are flowers
or snap time make to time are candy

and surprise squirrel gets to stash are zagnut
well five store of from Moxie's
only quicker glory of from clark

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Red Sox cap season with World Series title
From Sky Bars to Slo Pokes, Ohio candy store features vintage
Millions on food stamps facing benefits cuts

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Journal Begun

Sometimes I think anything Canadian is a dear departure.
Lauded trillium. Informal climate.
The dimming string instruments of the modern, recorded over

with a groundbreaking outside University summers.
Ascending conditions: June, July, August.
Falling instead to a signaled finale.

Keeping her aides fed with the odd Swedish book decade,
the Chairman of the Map managed an escape
to the prize stuff of tropics fiction.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature
Study: New Climate Era To Reach U.S. in 2040s
Yellen Waited Out Fed Post as Summers Candidacy Collapsed

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Moves Swarms Protest

aquatic robots dedicated thinning numbers jellyfish swarms
overfishing climate change created conditions for jellyfish
once caught jellyfish pulverized using special propeller

moves political debate macroeconomics to living standards
the most precious political commodity is credibility
not austerity more a baggy theme masking myriad choices

charge of piracy only crime to be possessed of a conscience
an assault on the very principle of peaceful protest
abseiled helicopter to deck of Arctic Sunrise at gunpoint

-- Clark Allison

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Through Lines Position

winds intensified as famous harbor churned with waves
cut communication and power lines cutting off electricity supply
nuclear plant Hong Kong initiated emergency response schemes

implementing difficult but necessary operational changes
address position in a maturing and more competitive industry
end-to-end solution of hardware, software and services

superstitions don't see an eagle will be a bad day
five-hour battle through 4m waves to get his tiny boat home
a delicate coral "tongue" let umami flavours wash over

-- Clark Allison

Densely populated Hong Kong battens down for typhoon
Blackberry to cut 4,500 jobs amid earnings plunge
On the trail of sea urchins in the Arctic Circle

Friday, September 20, 2013

The High Ground

Apparently, according to astrobiologists, we stink.
Blame the temperatures.
Actually, we persist,

and think up plans for habitable forms.
We made our camp in a spectrum of gears,
the absolute sun that we all live to study,

and projected an unlikely city
that could be almost right.
Perhaps, we think, the experts are coming.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Could euroskeptics spoil Angela Merkel's election party?
We Still Have 1.75 Billion Years to Enjoy Earth's Treasures
Will Phila. be the graveyard of public education?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Surrounding Which Reflecting

peaks not sensor and power spikes would no
raise not freedom and power citizens have possible
breadwinner joint wage the the shirt paid tougher

weapons joint wage the the titan shell deadlier
attack counter own with least likely opposition a
readings counter largest over least minimum data a

ocean counter frozen behind least thicker floor a
heavenly did the facing moon the gravity led that
confident has the poring hour the gravity said that

-- Glenn R. Frantz

We've cracked riddle of ANTIGRAVITY mountains on Titan
Syria behind chemical attack, British intel concludes
Fast-food workers continue fight against low wages

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fears Leave Today

Catastrophic car bombs
deeply unsettled officials
on opposite sides.

Inside a shrill sloganeering square:
unsettling silence.
Policemen muttered; protestors sat still.

So much screaming so early.
In full force, 18,000 gathered
today in one direction.

-- Gary Glauber

Deadly Blasts in Lebanon Raise Fears of Sectarian Conflict
Not Again: A Gang Rape in Mumbai Leaves India Reeling
One Direction Rocks Biggest 'Today' Show Crowd Ever

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Holding This House

Looking for a little home
is enough to test this history.
A chance to add another notch in time.

It's difficult to imagine
a house containing secrets
that would destroy the first white surrender.

All eyes front -
Patiently focused in one impromptu direction.
This Is Us

-- Winston Plowes

England out to make history at The Oval
US government wouldn't force reporters to destroy computers
One Direction premiere: Is this it?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Reeling the Ghost

The mystique of the modern-day Edison,
a troubled cultlike figure begs, the rise of the dominant
echoes questions about his fate

No expectation of privacy, thrust into the surveillance
state, spurring the legend into meaningful action
following fired uproar

The technophiles facing injury thrust brilliant,
his burgeoning title role finished
to solidify an early death

-- Chelsea P. Rubin

The cult of Steve: A Q&A with ‘Jobs’ director
Google: Email Users Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy’
The Patriots got very lucky on Wednesday

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On Finding Life

Reading of an Alabama sex parasite
fighting for businessman consciousness
after studying medical rats...

"Eating brain rare,"
apparently official scientists said,
"continues on to Tuesday and after death."

"Swallowed hearts," some report,
"have shed brief human possibilities,
a verdict infected with a light electrical charge"

-- M.P. Manahan

Boy infected with rare brain-eating amoeba in Florida
Possible Hints of Consciousness After Death Found in Rats
Ala man dies moments after child sex conviction

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Three Diversionary Worlds

the eponymous pyramid
abandoned but not ruined
secrets of a jade globe

a chameleon on stucco
the richest mixture of TV shows
decorated with actual feathers

trotting up to visit the spirit of the mountain
it's a summit of downtrodden tourists

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Mayan sculpture discovered in Guatemalan pyramid
How Obama's Putin Snub Is Playing Out in Russia
Matt Damon talks about Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

Pro-Regime Curve Split

treacherous curve sharply reduced speed ignored warnings
total derailment at 111mph lose contact with rails
four seconds later applied emergency brakes

series explosions ripped weapons depot at least
and injuring fireball hundreds of feet into the air
some seriously dozens wounded blew up pro-regime after rocket

shedding certain belongings nothing to do with marital split
nothing without some kind of strategy or agenda
rings with the tenor of the times another game he is playing

-- Clark Allison

Spanish train driver ignored 3 warnings to reduce speed
Syria: Homs Explosions Kill At Least 40 People
Charles Saatchi to auction off sculptures and installations

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Nearby Comforts

Packing for a surprise trip to empty hotels
in the winds on a sunny mountain.
Can't figure out bowling.

A mark on the clock, at the nine,
changing the direction of the melody.
It turned as though past surprise.

Called out over the forest and the anticipated lake.
The combined appearances of cabins and condominiums
convened a peaceful outback.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Zach Johnson shakes off defeat, leads at Muirfield
6,000 flee peaceful California resort as wildfires approach
Zimmerman jury sequestration included steaks, pedicures

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Episode of Alienation

He is remembered a villain.
A fresh body, he is traveling by soul
to board his memory.

Sepia-toned films cut his mind—
toxic remedies portraying residues of human reason:
A man, but titan, he ate tormented hearts.

He is vermin, the monstrous dark a pesticide—
an ambiguously familiar comrade
transformed to fate.

--Xannie Corlett

Pesticides found on Chinese herbs bought in Canada
Review: Not even Johnny Depp can rescue 'The Lone Ranger'
Today’s Google Doodle: Tribute to Kafka’s The Metamorphosis

One Steadily Abusing

On a Monday in June,
in the highest, poaching weather,
Her elephants age.

Her air will season the ivory’s degree,
and her soaked, soaring atmosphere
blasts these heavy tusks and teeth.

Temperature, known as The Woman of Peak,
faces the deem of the animals
to rape its identity.

-- Xannie Corlett

Could nuclear weapons save the elephants?
Death Valley sets all-time June nationwide record at 129 degrees
Police: Ohio woman cites diet pills in sex abuse

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Orbiting Design Boundaries

habitable planets orbiting sun-like stars
a combination of slow and rapid environmental changes
oceans will have evaporated extinction of all species

restricted to few scattered reservoirs of water
falling carbon dioxide extinction of plants and animals
veiled boasting, gushing romantic posts incessant updates

more than a quarter found users' posts too personal
fold up desk free wi-fi and 40inch smart screen TV
some people just don't seem to set any boundaries

-- Clark Allison

Real Doomsday: Earth Dead in 2.8 Billion Years
Facebook: the reasons why we unfriend
Premier Inn launches new high-tech budget brand

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Along Floor Midnight

feathers sneakers the orange sleeping long for
fort locations the orange sweeping pink for
a who filibuster whistleblower slip

a who whistleblower tightrope speak
as filibustered dream transit that perfectly is
as undescribed asylum flight it coolly is

booze correspondent the overnight declining school of
feathers dream the ironic living erstwhile of
a when construction stunt disrupt

-- Glenn R. Frantz

New flame-headed bird species discovered in Cambodia
Opinion: Snowden flight turns into farce
Texas Abortion Defender Wendy Davis Was Amazing 
     Way Before We Knew Her Name

Goal Stunning Goal

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of theft
of seismic devices to overhaul his undocumented associates.
Seven years in jail under the supervision of U.S. security.

The three-time playoff MVP headed toward a deal on
high-tech surveillance equipment for sex at his mansion.
Extra border security scored 17 seconds apart.

The mail goal of federal agents: win votes, pressure police,
draw some abuse of power under the pathway to citizenship.
The media mogul is paying a minor a landmark $50 billion.

-- Theric Jepson

Italy's Berlusconi found guilty of paying a minor for sex
Late rally propels Blackhawks past Bruins, to Stanley Cup
Senate immigration deal would double U.S. border agents

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Demonstrated Traffic Plan

rainfall rainfall rainfall football
rainfall football rainfall floods
about below submerged askew / askew below below askew

rail rail sharp debater / curiosity sharp debater
deluge deluge damage meter / rainfall meter rainfall rail
neither deluge deluge meter / rainfall football rail debate

official traffic rainfall landing
neither northern neither nor / rainfall city high askew
eastern heavy eastern search

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Debate analysis: Something slightly askew in first debate
Germans Join to Battle Rising Floods Threatening Elbe Towns
Mars Rover Curiosity Set To Move From Plains To Mountains

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Jellyfish Push Against

accelerating its push into cloud computing
will become the foundation for a new service division
projected that revenues would generate incremental growth

accessed from any Internet-connected device
project to track the rise in the number of jellyfish
global warming overfishing clear way for them to prosper

problem is at its greatest in the open sea
banks several kilometres long density of 30 to 40 jellyfish
continues to wage war against cultural impact of internet

-- Clark Allison

IBM extends cloud services with SoftLayer acquisition
Jellyfish surge in Mediterranean threatens environment 
         – and tourists
French oppose digital revolution to protect culture and language

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Completely Static Account

Amanda’s $150—despite the devil-possessed
fine fed Father with wigged-out eyelids
who zoomed to Mars muttering many a good update—

Despite him and a similar Sighting,
Amanda owed a woman's account,
a mosaic of reckless, wandering colors.

Buffs lobby to makeover her system—
Lower! More! Wrong! Always!
—that camoflauged curiosity between two rocks. . . .

-- Eric W. Jepson

Microsoft will retool Windows 8 after complaints
Amanda Bynes is like Linda Blair in 'The Exorcist'
'Mars Rat' Taking Internet by Storm

Thursday, May 16, 2013

In Blaze Years

Sometimes massive crews emerge out of the ground
or crawl on the roads with innocent projects.
There are no cicada writings;

these iconic insects have no "Magicicada" periodical,
no brood spokesman;
only their 9,000-acre chorus

hiding in the forest like a loud brush
or a note scribbled on the Atlantic,
and their distinct structures of 13 on 17.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's note says U.S. 'attack' on Muslims drove Boston bombing
Crews contain massive North Woods blaze
Cicadas emerge by hundreds, billions more expected

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Thin Robotic Memory

some of the most brutal reviews in recent memory
swarms of robotic flies to pollinate crops
extremely thin sheets of material

folds them to make components
had to come up with a new form of manufacturing
ornithopters meaning their wings flap

surfaces paper thin and flexible
carrying other functions able to change colour
produce a very efficient photovoltaic device

-- Clark Allison

Graphene paint could power homes of the future
Long live Viva Forever! and the tradition of musical flops

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Walks Plateau

the pace mall inside tomato of
the wheeze yankee to much about
sighs of to furthest gardens dip the

hold among of such ladybugs leaves the
what their you may claims one also is
the country patient without king like

face in on nicknamed air quarter the
where their you will contrast thing barely is
the grandfather these of these of

-- Glenn R. Frantz

72000 Ladybugs Freed in Mall of America
The Tomato King goes to war for a casino
Avoiding triple-dip will be a huge relief to George Osborne

Friday, April 05, 2013

Makeshift Rhetoric Mix

two schools of thought about rhetoric emanating shoring power
no worse than ritualistic promises testing leader resolve
formally repudiated armistice cut hotline latest round of sanctions

building under construction collapsed illegal and shoddy
often live in crude shacks at sites demolish it and they build
makeshift settlements enough time passes impossible to demolish

mystery wrapped in an enigma mix of incomprehension ridicule
          and fear
might be on the brink of tipping peninsula catastrophic
shaking their heads in bemusement lurid exhortations to his troops

-- Clark Allison

Is North Korea really looking to start a war?
Mumbai Building Collapse Kills at Least 41
Mystery wrapped in an enigma: known unknowns of Kim Jong-un

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Traffic and Paint

The narrow traffic between sidewalks and street curbs;
the immense super-traffic spread over Pangaea;
traffic pouring like urban lava through Broadway palisades:

Each tour a memoir in shallow kilometers
and areas of sudden technique.  The narrow paint between
sidewalks and street curbs; the immense super-paint

spread over Pangaea; paint pouring like urban lava
through Broadway palisades:  Each tour a memoir
in shallow kilometers and areas of sudden technique.

Glenn R. Frantz

New York Lays Cable With Surgical Precision
Hillary Clinton book on State Dept. tenure out next year
Scientists Connect a Mass Extinction to a Major Lava Flow

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Decelerating Cases Suspending

dozens of militants involved in attacking power grid station
attacked with rockets and mortars suspending power supply
entered grid station early morning setting everything ablaze

not the view of malevolent outsiders do so smoothly or abruptly
fallen into middle income trap urbanisation at a decelerating rate
incremental capital output ratio highest since 1992

on guard for bombs at cash points blew a hole steal money scam
beware of wires and cables leading cases of explosions risen
the forecourt moments before showering floor ripped apart

-- Clark Allison

Militants destroy Pakistan power grid
Why China’s economy might topple
CCTV: thieves used a bomb to blast cash dispenser open

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Same Delicate Spots

Ornate insects, the counters of Mexico,
recite their sequence as a measure of their energy.
But it's unlikely that wildlife will be called on

by President Hamilton, to help slice the raw pie of labor.
Is it "monarch butterflies" or "monarchs butterfly"?
Raising the migration beacon with a dedicated twinge

of matched reflecting wings.
Deploying a generation with localities for bodies,
to jump over tomorrow and stand in next year.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Wholesale Prices in U.S. Rose in February on Fuel Costs
Loudoun Wildlife Looks To Boost Monarch Numbers
Happy Pi Day

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Ambitious Final Survey

More than four out of 10 local authorities
have decided to visit Mars
despite pressure from central government to freeze

The first humans to pickle Eric
could be a married couple:
a multi-millionaire financier and a former rocket scientist

A dying woman will ask other wealthy individuals
to contribute to the final cost
of building and launching the Red Planet

-- Rupert M Loydell

Fancy a trip to Mars dear?
Town halls defy Pickles over council tax
Woman's Diamond Ring Stolen As She Lay Dying

Friday, March 01, 2013

Blessing Shares Disclosed

The Lord seemed to be sleeping
He pleaded with the European Commision
for more time to carry out a forced disposal

further undermining hopes that
the waters were agitated and the winds
were blowing against the likes of Samsung

The Vatican is famously secretive about its gadgets
A succession of scandals had helped push
the faithful for the last time

-- Rupert M Loydell

Discord Remains at Vatican as Pope Benedict Departs
Discord Remains at Vatican as Pope Benedict Departs
Apple promises more innovation 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Let's Dangerous Wristwatch

the research lasted, wearable fins of once
the frontier published, oceanic bond of relatively
to to when of understand eyeglasses? feed the

considered city they're of because
to to when through order directions? save the
to to what about study cold? believe the

the fins delivered, several cold during up
tagged jaws it's from because
the messages named, shaky order to finally

-- Glenn R. Frantz

PS4: 10 things you need to know about Sony's new console
Endangered Whitetip Sharks: They're Actually Homebodies
Wearing the future

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Expect Catastrophic Blunders

in the bathroom,
          a series of blunders
                    become a nightmare.

                    significant delays,
          unstable disruptions--
the edge of stability.

calm and composed,
          a premeditated event--
                    contemplating another universe.

--Chris Cannella

Oscar Pistorius case police admit investigative blunders
A Catastrophic 'Bubble' Could End Universe
Warning: Expect air travel delays if budget cuts hit

Monday, February 18, 2013

Murder for Barriers

The model girlfriend
Tougher rhetoric on immigration

But hostile
Trade barriers dismantle

A performance of the elected
Blood in exchange for country
Support Venezuelans

-- Danielle Allen

Cameron urges India to remove barriers
Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuba cancer care
Oscar Pistorius murder charge: 'steroids found at athlete’s home’

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Beyonce the Neurobiologist

The scientists fall over ill adult brains
Ivy infected the Middle East
The rodents daughter detect relative pregnancy

Birth and respiratory
Family are relative
Telepathy is invisible

A star simply contracted in Pakistan
Manchester to detect infrared precaution
Her daughter the coronavirus

-- Aisha Nozari

Coronavirus spreads to third family member
Beyonce Opens Up About Baby Plans
Have scientists discovered the 'sixth sense'?

Dappy Resignation Effort

A major effort is under way to replace Former N-Dubz rapper,
It could have been the relief of the century.
But Pope Benedict is to replace the music star.

Dappy broke thousands of windows to announce his resignation
He is said to have been a risk as his tweets are typed up by an aide
The pope announced it in person in more than 4,000 buildings

24,000 workers shouted "yes" at Guildford Crown Court
Forty of those injured remained for a fight in the Chelyabinsk region
Dappy escaped keen to avoid the flying debris by his successor.

-- Sadie West

Meteor: Rescue Teams Rally To Recovery Effort
Dappy Sheds a Tear as He Avoids Jail Sentence
First tweeting pope remains silent over resignation

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tax of Armageddon

Bruce said earlier his girlfriend died of a 10p tax band
Mr Miliband was apparently unimpressed
Hard-working families struggled to work up enthusiasm

Oscar killed a police spokeswoman
Said earlier it’s like a boring interview
Listless plastic guns and white vests

Denise Willis’s planet-saving exploits
Surprised a squeezed middle earth
Willis has apologised and has so far received terrible reviews

-- Vinny McHugh

Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after girlfriend shot dead
Miliband backs mansion tax and 10p rate
Bruce Willis says sorry for 'boring' interview

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Committee On Inventories

The Chief Harbinger sailed to the tip of the economy
and received a stocking from the stockpiles.
Three economists had to blink, to earn this mitzvah.

We emceed a softening of the world,
by focusing on the warp at the margin.
We will not be swamped by a wave of novelty.

Every rejected e-mail is spending years in limbo.
You'll be impressed.
Every unsolicited insight will glow with authority.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Chuck Hagel's Winding (Pentagonal?) Path to the Pentagon
Opposition seeks talks on Egypt's violence
R-Word For U.S. Economy in 2013 is Rebound Not Recession

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It Could Have All Been So Different

It could have been all so different:
a new colour on women's radar,
a map of areas on alert.

We both serve the same country,
beautifully tailored but remarkably subdued,
one that is still in need of repair.

We serve alongside a sea of dark suits
who govern in good faith and good will.
It could have been all so different.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Paul Ryan BOOED by crowds at Obama's inauguration
Michelle Obama cuts dash with new hair-do
UK snow: Map of areas on alert

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Story Game

Choose a card: An eight. (A diamond.)
Lincoln, toy president, stranded with an ax.
Killing the top-hat category forever.

Choose a card: Seven of Argo.
The players plan attacks against a ship's fable,
with no lifeboat in sight to save the fans.

Choose a card: The drama of pi.
The hunt for its mystical spine.
A secret picture in a thimble.  Pass.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Syria's rebels form own secret police
"Lincoln," "Life of Pi" lead Oscar race
Monopoly set to replace one of its tokens