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