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