Saturday, July 09, 2022

Classic Cyberspace Crunch

From cyberspace to AI
used by the military-industrial complex
enough is enough

Catapulted into the digital future
nuclear war and stock market data
enough is enough

In the popular imagination
the problem starts at the top
enough is enough

-- Rupert M Loydell

More than 40 members of UK government quit
‘Frankly it blew my mind’: how Tron changed cinema
Highland Park Shooter's parents say they had ‘zero’ role

Monday, June 27, 2022

Patchwork of Sorrow

on june 24 2022
punched into (of and on)
the annals / of law – and lea(r)ning

a country / landscape
dramatically / rapidly alters
protests (our own) pledged / guaranteed

a court / alone a landscape
of erosions / as a roberts sober
– came up / short (multiple times)

-- Jennifer Schneider

Five things to know now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade
Off-duty officer who was running for Rhode Island state Senate facing charges for allegedly punching political rival at abortion-rights rally
Chief Justice John Roberts lost the Supreme Court and the defining case of his generation

Sunday, June 26, 2022

No Democracy Whatsoever

During 150-plus years, the United States
pushed back on human rights , quashing freedoms,
seeking conflict, growing more repressive at home.

The Supreme Court is allowing more access to guns
and taking away the rights of women. It seems like
we’re going backwards and scrapping the constitution.

Democracy was struggling to fathom how
she had fewer constitutional rights now
than when she awoke that morning.

-- Rupert M Loydell

China’s Fantasy About Democracy in Hong Kong
US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
Prince Charles accepted carrier bag full of cash

Monday, June 06, 2022

Classic Lurch Infestation

don’t worry, it isn’t just cynicism
the knives are out for Boris Johnson
such little time for reverence

ordered to shut down
in defiance of their own rules
Tories will again suffer

partying until they vomited
maggots fell from the ceiling
a head-on collision with public opinion

--Rupert M Loydell

Keith Richards’ scathing assessment of 10 classic bands

Extensive mice infestation at Chinatown restaurant
Result of tonight’s no-confidence vote: a lurch to the right

Incident View Prognosis

incident said victims sympathy to Munich carrying students
serious condition local hospital among those hurt
may have been the result of a technical fault

UK airports chaos worried plans might be disrupted
travel and staff shortages combined pressure
prognosis could get worse before better

unobstructed view of the horizon to east and south-east
five line up in order of distance from the sun
faintest Mercury easier to spot as month goes on

-- Clark Allison

Bavaria train crash: At least four killed in German rail accident
UK travel chaos: tips on what to do
Stargazers in for a treat as five planets to align in the sky

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Victory Parade Document

The mother of Boris Johnson
has begged forgiveness for her son,
saying he had reasons for what he did.

A Whitehall source told the paper that
Vladimir Putin is alleged to have put pressure
on the people named by British Intelligence.

The warmonger's recent media appearances
were likely to have been pre-recorded;
a body double may have been used.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Lord Geidt warns ministerial code at risk of ‘ridicule’

Gunman’s mother says he ‘had his reasons for what he did’
Vladimir Putin 'could be dead with body double being used'

Monday, May 16, 2022

New World Disorder

Margaret Thatcher was placed on a plinth
without ceremony and egged within hours.
Sweden says it intends to follow suit.

The former prime minister demonstrates
in a very disturbing way that declining powers
can be at least as disruptive as rising ones .

Fifty years after consulting parliament
the foreign policy committee have agreed
that security isn’t a zero-sum game.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Finland and Sweden confirm intention to join Nato
Margaret Thatcher statue egged within hours of being installed
What the CIA thinks: William Burns on new world disorder

Thursday, May 12, 2022

It Doesn't Work

True parliament is unachievable due to poor data,
but it’s ineffective anyway and should be replaced
with creative marketing that resonates with everyone.

Despite officially reconvening for a new session yesterday,
Prince Charles delivered an incapacitated Boris Johnson
to Buckingham Place with no flying experience or radar.

You can’t go more than five seconds at a big conference
without hearing Keir Starmer discussing the cost of living
and navigation. 'Have you guys located me yet?' he asked.

-- Rupert Loydell

Passenger with no flying experience lands plane
Forget personalisation, it’s impossible and it doesn’t work
Why is there no PMQs today?

Fanbase Winning Sanctions

stepping up sanctions against Russia possibility of joining
NATO for security of its citizens could be a serious blow
stands for common values horrible aggression consequences

neither side winning forces pushing Russian troops back
in the present circumstances at a bit of a stalemate
occupiers being gradually pushed away south-western flanks

initially struggle to find an audience
quality shines through cult fanbase cinema release
advent of streaming services cyber thriller box office bomb

-- Clark Allison

25 brilliant films that were box office bombs
Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine reaching stalemate
Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security

Monday, May 09, 2022

A Saintly Antidote

This is advance notice of Monkeypox:
Keir Starmer passes through
the beer shadow next weekend.

It happens in several stages,
creates a subtle darkening effect
like a faint smeared curry stain.

Boris Johnson can easily go unnoticed;
a wounded animal at the moment,
he is now receiving specialist care.

-- Rupert Loydell

Losing Keir Starmer would be great for Labour Party
Total lunar eclipse 2022: what to look out for
Monkeypox: Seven symptoms of virus confirmed in UK

Surface Indication Passes

no official indication a hit or not becomes more obvious
a critical flop as well as a commercial one
failed to turn a profit not the only companies to do so

total lunar eclipse moon passes through the shadow
of the earth being the penumbral phase
can easily go unnoticed shadow passing across

lunar surface half-tonne spaceship obliterate asteroid
blown up by NASA rocket rocks hurling our way
tack on a new guidance system impact place launched

-- Clark Allison

NASA to save Earth by blowing up asteroid with rocket
Total lunar eclipse 2022: what to look out for
Nobody in the world was playing Babylon’s Fall

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Secret Electric Horror

Score-settling, boo suppression and arrests:
will this be the movie we all had to see?
It's almost impossible to see the original film.

Under permanent fire, pounded by blast waves,
the spirit of intercontinental togetherness is a mirage,
emphasising outrageously partisan national voting.

Bomb-shattered glass and hoping for rescue
has provided joy, hilarity and squawking failure,
even when they’re singing a direct hit in English.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Evacuees’ horror weeks in Azovstal steel plant
Score-settling, boo suppression and voter arrests
The secret to seeing Star Wars in its original form

Phased Political Edge

most extreme political organisation recent American history
upend the political dynamic ahead of midterm elections
opportunity to energise portray drifting dangerously right

moved tamp down soaring inflation largest hike since 2000
overall economic activity edge down fixed investment strong
likely to exacerbate supply chain disruptions

attempting increase of tempo in offensive
pay a high price for brutal aggression phased oil embargo
find alternative supplies just as energy prices spiking

-- Clark Allison

Russia ramps up air strikes in ‘bid to increase invasion tempo’
Federal Reserve announces biggest interest rate hike since 2000
Joe Biden calls Trumpism ‘most extreme’ political movement in recent US history

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The Biggest Mysteries

For more than 13 billion years,
the Labour leader has accused
the Conservatives of 'mud-slinging'.

The universe has been constantly expanding
but a leak suggests that could all change.
Researchers say they have found evidence

there was no party, no rules were broken;
dark energy is the long and the short of it.
The Tories' repellent force may be weakening.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Universe could start shrinking 'remarkably soon'

US Supreme Court may overturn abortion rights
Keir Starmer accuses Tories of ‘mud-slinging

Real Invasion Atrocities

disastrous Ukraine invasion sparks speculation about health
early stage dementia paranoia being driven insane
fuelled rumours critically ill insisted health excellent

what’s real and make believe auto-erotic product placement
transformed to alluring siren space-age nightclub crooner
increasingly sophisticated image archetypal doomed romantic

past point of negotiations 63rd day of a three-day invasion
neutrality considered as a surrogate political factor
negotiations stalled for various reasons after atrocities

-- Clark Allison

Ukraine 'past the point of negotiations'
Bryan Ferry has published his lyrics as a book
Putin 'has dementia and paranoia is driving him to insanity'

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Freeview Asylum Troubles

Residents sent on an awayday
during the home secretary’s genocide
fear losing new TV programmes.

Survivors of Boris Johnson’s domestic troubles
declared Priti Patel a ‘direct threat’
in contrast to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Putin must retune to unlock a new tomorrow,
will head straight to the settings menu
and perform a weapons upgrade.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Why it took the UK a long time to become a Russia hawk
Freeview users must retune to unlock new channel

Genocide survivors moved out of hostel for Priti Patel

Saturday, April 23, 2022

All the Zeros

Inflation began as a boredom cure for Boris Johnson
but can viral success ever be a substitute for hard graft
or a spiraling route to a no-confidence vote?

Shoppers find it hard to swallow MP comedians
and the social media mood has turned against them.
Everyone seems depressed and nihilistic all the time.

Supermarket stardom has become a viable alternative
to dog food, coffee and cat food: readers are reporting
shelf shock, and far more pains are now inevitable.

-- Rupert M Loydell

TikTok hopefuls trying to make it big in comedy
Fines issued as PM warned no-confidence vote inevitable
Shelf shock: soaring supermarket prices

Toxic Forensic Controversy

courting controversy need a long-term solution
right documentation horrendous genocide small African
country claimants bizarrely not returned to UK

a toxic political issue struck a deal fisheries agency
salmon and trout relations unravelling
livelihood of northern regions disputed islands

called to reports of a shooting just after 3am
five gunshots and screaming teenage girl
a cluster of forensic markers where the roads meet

-- Clark Allison

Residents heard 'five gunshots and screaming' as teenage girl was hit
Japan, Russia sign fishing deal despite Ukraine tensions
Sending refugees to Rwanda is tough, but it isn’t sensible

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Voices are Raised

It’s hard to concentrate at home
but don’t hold your breath:
the floor is covered in shame.

Whatever scientists do now
they will be forever followed
but nothing can make them go.

People speak louder and compensate
so I am decamping to the garden.
This is the only way to work from home.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Shutting the door on crumbs, scattered toys and unmade beds
Study reveals why voices are raised on video calls
Shame will cling to Johnson and Sunak

Potent Preparation Measures

doesn’t allow for that kind of immersion
fever dream enthralling dark space narcotic quality
the experience wasn’t as potent edgy awkward off the street

several convoys of military equipment eastern Ukraine
seen travelling along T2104 highway preparation
for a renewed offensive revelations from satellite images

Putin destroyed ruble heavily sanctioned country’s invasion
measures designed to keep currency afloat
controls on system tough rules on exporters

-- Clark Allison

Russia's economy in tatters as 'Putin has destroyed the ruble'
Ukraine war: Russian forces amass in the east
The meaning of Taxi Driver

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A Cold Snap

The public should be told
if the prime minister’s wife
falls as far south as London.

As a result of its investigation
into morally bankrupt individuals,
the government issued a yellow warning.

It seems an insane thing to do,
sending people into icy conditions,
so I think we are seeing breaking disquiet.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Russia Ukraine War: Latest News
Snow falls as far south as London

Public should know if PM’s wife gets police fine

Spring Promises Intensify

Shocking footage of Vladimir Putin
shows self-confessed killer laughing
and saying 'I warned you'.

A lot of freaks and introverts
virtually wrote the job description
for preparing new attacks.

After having a triumphant cigarette
Putin grabbed the last cabbage
to continue his killing spree.

-- Rupert M Loydell

'Tens of thousands' of lives at stake in Mariupol
Jim Kerr: ‘A lot of stars are freaks or introverts’
Shocking footage shows self-confessed killer laughing

Conscripts Support Trajectory

travelled extensively try to navigate visa requirements
trajectory increasing reasonably significant technical work
enough speakers to process them did not have biometric data

preparing for new attacks in the east setbacks troops
invasion turning point new conscripts annual spring draft
consequences of being driven out concentrating new strikes

money-making exercise switch most drivers electric vehicles
spending to support charging infrastructure
more electric chargepoints than petrol pumps

-- Clark Allison

Drivers rage at EVs as chargers to outnumber fuel pumps

Zelenskyy says Russian invasion at a 'turning point'
Ukraine refugees facing ‘Kafkaesque’ UK visa system

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Around Global Summits

arrive as ship destroyed for key summits
loss not confirmed by Russian authorities
landing ship near coastal city of Berdyansk

roughly the same size as the Empire State Building
at a safe distance of around 3.1 million miles
hurtle past at a staggering 30,000 miles per hour

stood looking on with hands in his pockets
video shows what world leaders think of global Britain
looked around awkwardly for greeting from French president

-- Clark Allison

ROCK ON Asteroid 2013 B076 live
Johnson snubbed by Macron and other EU leaders
Russian landing ship 'destroyed'

Star Tax Rises

Kitchen Nightmares? There are ramifications
for that, and Gordon Ramsay should resign
in the light of his affection towards residents.

The star hit out at his dream dish this morning,
and so he needs to hand his card in. We can’t have
companies run by people like a tax-hiking Chancellor.

He has shown his true colours by hiding stealth tax rises
in the line-caught seabass with light crushed potatoes.
Don’t be fooled, this was no-regrets UK politics live.

-- Rupert M Loydell

P&O Ferries boss ‘should resign’, MP says
Rishi Sunak has shown his true colours
Gordon Ramsay says he 'can't stand' the Cornish

Friday, March 18, 2022

Mirrorless Rocket War

The last two years have been a bonanza
for professional photographers and authorities
who have been whipped into a new superstorm.

You can't buy cheap apocalyptic destruction
or access Russian siege and shelling videos;
'tightening the noose' is difficult to find.

Because of the number of beds occupied
by a less financially-bruising package,
there's a hole in the middle of the population.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Covid infections in London rocket by almost 50 per cent in a week
You can't buy a cheap mirrorless camera because a perfect storm blew them away
Videos show apocalyptic destruction in Mariupol

Thursday, March 17, 2022

A Good Night's Sleep After a Busy Day

Restless nights? You need to try
a visit to Warsaw, as NATO moves
to hit a tennis ball-sized object.

I thought every pillow over my head
was protecting my airspace from Russia.
I felt that freezing feeling, a literal chill.

The nuts and bolts of the matter is
that travelling at the speed of sound
takes some getting used to at night.

-- Rupert M Loydell

‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’
UK to deploy Sky Sabre missile defence system in Poland
I transformed my sleep with a speaker that costs less than a deli sandwich

Suspend Collective Deployment

carmaking trio to suspend production and sales
usually avoids commenting on international politics
together, decisions were not excessively painful

a smaller group has its grip on true Moscow power
the appallingly risky collective gamble
seven oligarchs tried to defy Putin politically

Sabre missile system can target fighter jets
deployment of the system Polish counterpart on Thursday
anti-air missile has greater range than its predecessor

-- Clark Allison

Volkswagen and China: risks of relying on authoritarian states

Inside Putin’s circle – the real Russian elite
UK deploying Sky Sabre ground based air defence system

Coming Out Alive

I played tennis one morning and thought
I’d love to write a novel everyone hated,
a kind of a zombies-refuse-to-leave idea.

He always returns to days before the attack,
excels at the execution of modern literature,
thinks there’s a distinction between morality and justice.

People have started to emerge from the ruins,
defying orders at both ends of the building,
seeking safety from an onslaught by the author.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Ukraine war: 'People are coming out alive'
Percival Everett: ‘I’d love to write a novel everyone hated'
Outrage and no ferries after mass P&O sackings

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Art Legacy Attacks

Robert Fripp, who looks like a telegenic,
collectible and cartoonish, radioactive Barbie
in a lime green cocktail dress weighs in:

What kind of person shouldn’t it be?
Complicated and fractious, powerful,
devoted to digital cryptocurrency.

Echoing the words of a critic,
tell me what a force entirely of itself is.
Do prog-rock titans have any aesthetic value?

-- Rupert M Loydell

Are NFTs really art?
Robert Fripp on the difficult legacy of King Crimson

President Zelenskyy tells US Congress to 'remember' Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks

Giant Foreign Mash

When is a potato not a potato?
When it’s Boris Johnson
playing a smoke and mirrors game.

The Kremlin has turned skies orange
with dust moving across Europe
in an effort to recreate the Soviet Union.

Scientific testing had found it wasn’t.
Britain is potentially most visible at sunset
and could extend their small farm.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Russia playing ‘smoke and mirrors game’, says Liz Truss

Saharan dust cloud moving across Europe could hit UK by afternoon

Giant New Zealand potato is not in fact a potato, Guinness World Records rules

Friday, March 04, 2022

Solidarity Sparked Progress

withdrawing a Russian-made vodka from the shelves
renaming chicken kyiv signal solidarity with Ukraine people
brand loyalty heavily influenced by alignment to values

high-speed destruction wrought Russian rockets artillery
stalled convoy no discernible progress in two days
whether Russia had planned properly for logistical support

stocks plunged to one-year lows gas prices hit record highs
shelling sparked a blaze at the Zaporizhzhia plant
fire extinguished control failing to assuage investors

-- Clark Allison

Sainsbury’s renames chicken kievs and pulls Russian vodka
Logistical problems bog down Russia’s assault on Kyiv
Markets plunge and gas hits record for second day in a row

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Bull Swoosh Politics

One week after going missing,
most of us are desperate to dress up
looking to dance the night away

with 37 others under chandeliers
in a paddock in the liberal-baiting area,
saucer-eyed, bursting with ideas.

I’m not that interesting anyway,
just a disembodied voice
snuffling about in a blackberry bush.

-- Rupert M Loydell

‘I love the swoosh of a sequin’: the party dress is back, back, BACK!

Bull survives being swept 80km down a river, over a waterfall and almost out to sea

‘Trump did a great job as president’ – David Mamet on free speech, gender politics and rigged elections

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Astronomers Spotted Men

Fast-moving bright streaks,
The two men
Scaled a roof

Smiling up at
The star studded cosmos,
They are placed in the sky

A clear view
Of cloud nine
Is discovered

-- Jennisa Scott

Two men scale roof after cannabis plants discovered
Millie Bobby Brown and boyfriend spotted in coffee shop
Astronomers stand up to satellite mega-constellations

Lithium Air Men

GMCA has now been given more area
And found fuel production on the metal planet
the July government has spotted

The raid on stunning electric devices
and the number of fossil cannabis plants
at the Air Zone is being delayed

The introduction of clean aerial plants
due to lithium extraction and
breathtaking world reliance is electrifying

-- Nicola Coplin

Two men scale roof after cannabis plants discovered
Greater Manchester's Clean Air Zone delayed
South America's 'lithium fields' reveal dark side of future

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Spotted Dawn Moon

A moon. A planet. A universe.
One to Three, Almost dawn, look up.
The blast of one orbit has settled now.
Look back one million years in time,
Towards the giant, to the energy,
To the mystery of our after.

-- Lacey Hope

James Webb is Seen from EARTH
Out-of-control SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon
Flashing radio waves coming from nearby object in space

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Online rights: broken

An Instagram death that is deeply flawed.
People may want to keep in mind:
A website which is no longer online

sparked a controversial debate
received no further study,
no rights, no further money.

The new theories
only now cracking- broken-
a discussion we don't deserve.

-- Bethany Fothergill

Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused an increase in cases and deaths
Dutch university gives up Chinese funding due to impartiality concerns
Encanto theory suggests harsh reason Mirabel doesn't have a gift

Sanctions Opposition Hit

Trevor Phillips On Sunday - amid growing tensions.
Russia's build-up of troops on Ukraine's border
Later this week is improved legislation on sanctions.

£12bn National Insurance increase would go ahead, despite opposition.
MPs are urging a rethink,
Liz Truss the hike was needed due to Covid.

Woman was airlifted to hospital,
report of a crash involving a red Vauxhall.
The driver and a passenger of the red Vauxhall remained at the scene.

-- Ethan Birkin

Woman airlifted after being hit by car on major city centre road
What the rise in National Insurance could mean for you
Putin's oligarchs will have 'nowhere to hide'

Sunday Destabilizing Damage

piles of snow declared an emergency
locals told to hunker down inside
Sunday cancelled across the US

Storm Corrie hit the north east
a nine-year-old boy killed by falling trees
widespread damage

British troops are preparing to deploy across Europe
Johnson sending 900 fast jets and warships
“We will not tolerate their destabilizing activity”

- Zara Hacker

Storm Corrie: Power down 'until Tuesday' as second storm begins
US East Coast blanketed by 'bombogenesis' snowstorm
UK eyes ‘biggest possible’ military support to NATO over Ukraine

Young Calls, Wobbling

Rising, desperate, wobbling calls for the government
to scrap the rise in tax:
“Tax-cutting Conservatives rebuke the cost-of-living”.

Rising, desperate, wobbling calls for the children
to pay more in National Insurance:
Shocked at the morning contract.

Rising, desperate, wobbling calls for Covid,
Help the NHS recover - crisis intervention.

– Nathan Copeland

Rishi Sunak wins tug-of-war over national insurance hike
Covid jabs offered to at-risk five to 11-year-olds in England
Woman, 19, 'wants to scream' after checking kebab shop CCTV

Storm Rise Nowhere

Battered by evening,
a woman is falling.
“At least rise under pressure.”

Taking action, together sent a storm.
Killed by the amber defensive.
We hide between tensions growing.

April-planned parties to hide the destruction,
the evening is large.
The storm designed is set nowhere.

-- Georgia Death

Storm Corrie in Scotland LIVE
Tax rise will go ahead this year, says Prime Minister
Putin's oligarchs will have 'nowhere to hide'

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Year Withdrawal Answered

size of Russian military camped on Ukraine’s border
perceived weakness in wake of Afghanistan withdrawal
demand for Nato to withdraw from Eastern Europe

warned of ‘dying a death of 1,000 cuts’ and
‘a year of agony’ unless leaders changed
earlier telling him ‘In the name of God, go!’

washed away drifted and swam more islands
cut off communications disaster rest of world
tough situation answered him floated and grounded

-- Clark Allison

Ukraine will be just the start if we appease Putin now
Tongan man swept away by tsunami stayed afloat for 24 hours
Boris Johnson: I won’t quit if rebels force a no confidence vote

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Positive Djok Shock

A judge has rejected Prince Andrew's attempt
to commit sexual assault and battery upon her.
Boris Johnson has apologized for Novak Djokovic.

The Duke of York is being sued by Keir Starmer
who said he did attend after hearing arguments.
Boris Johnson apologized before he confessed.

The leader of the opposition said the Prime Minister
was 'offensive' and an ‘error of judgement’.
Boris Johnson refuses to throw out his own booze.

-- Rupert M Loydell

Prince Andrew: Judge refuses to throw out Virginia Giuffre's sexual assault lawsuit against royal
Boris Johnson apologizes for attending Downing Street 'bring your own booze' party during lockdown
Novak Djokovic ADMITS breaking isolation while Covid positive and calls it an ‘error of judgement