Thursday, August 1, 2013


August 2013:             2014     2015
Adão Iturrusgarai: Precisamos conversar / We need to talk.4th   1. Begin the beguine.                                                
Malvados - Andre Dahmer:
    Having friends helps combat depession.
    Halfway on the path towards happiness.
    You've already got the depression, now all you need is friends.
Girls in a dust storm, Rajasthan India 1983 by Steve McCurry.Tom Toles: history repeats itself.8th   2. Doh ...                                                                                                    

L'enfer, c'est les autres.
Hell is other people.
O inferno são os outros.
Gilmar: old men and young women.Angeli: Sei lá / Whatever.12th   3. Nobodaddy.                                                                    
William Blake - To Nobodaddy, 1793; Leonard Cohen, sometime later: "The widowhood of every government."
Laerte Coutinho: Electrocuted while playing the tuba.Laerte Coutinho: Hung while playing the violin.16th   4. Is nothing sacred ?!                                                            

Tom Robbins, Allen Ginsberg, & T.S. Eliot on the sacred:

"Costing not less than everything ..."    
Arnaldo Angeli Filho - Wood & Stock: Hello? Who's there? What year is it today?20th   5. Pandora's Box (er ... jar).

Wallace Stevens - Anecdote of the Jar, 1919; and, the story of Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus.

Remember the Google motto: "Don't be evil." (Not.)
Bobrow: Obama vs Edward Snowden.Stephen Gough, the naked rambler.24th   6. Thugs & bullies.                                                            

Stephen Gough - the naked rambler.
Kayapó girl.28th   7. Timeless Pot Pourri.

Grigoris Lambrakis, Costa Gavras' film 'Z', Barack Obama speaks on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's 'I have a dream' speech - watch his eyes.

A few lines from Chris Alexander's 'The Timeless Way of Building', 1979.
September 2013:
Shhhhhh.Berkeley Breathed: OutLand - Men's Kouch Meeting.1st   8. Too little too late.                                                            
"I ran to tell everybody but I could not get across."

Wallace Bay near Ocean Falls.
Benett - Amok: burn the fricken canary.Hachfeld: Bradley Manning verdict.5th   9. Je me fous du monde entier.                                                
David Suzuki as Mr. Mulvangel; Daily Maverick Newsletter; Sigmund Freud 'Humour', 1927.
Malvados: I only fuck for love.Brian Gable: Political evolution in Canada.9th   10. Och aye, ya wee scunner.

Total US nuclear accident insurance pool: $12 billion. Projected Fukushima cleanup & compensation: $60 billion. A-and just exactly what do 'cleanup' & 'compensation' mean?
Oroma Elewa: Shhhhh.Ajak Deng: Shhhhh.Benett: Evolution - No Exit.13th   11. You can't get there from here.                                    
Old Woman Bay - Lake Superior, June 2005.

Tuvalu or not Tuvalu, that is the question.

Anon: Wereldverbeteraars / do-gooders.Anon: Papa visits Rio de Janeiro.17th   12. De perto ninguém é normal.   (Up close, nobody's normal.)

São José do Norte: February 2008.

'Wereldverbeteraars', Dutch for 'do-gooders'.
Pamela Anderson & the RCMP.Matt Mahurin: Money Pig.21st   13. If pigs could fly.                                                
Tunel Engenheiro Marques Porto between Copacabana & Botafogo, April 2004.

Broken Heart: </3 Pamela : RCMP :: cash : Pamela's cunt.
Flávia Ferrari: Oxum.Berkeley Breathed: Bill The Cat.

25th   14. Deadbeat misogynist asshole ... stinking chimpanzee!                                      

Wind storm in Bonne Bay, June 2006.

Walt Kelly: Pogo - We have met the enemy and he is us.Ballard Street: Gail arrives at the crux of the problem.29th   15. It was a dark and stormy night ...                                                
Cape Spear & Black Head from Signal Hill, St. John's Newfoundland, September 2006.
October 2013:
Serena Williams: It's all about me.Zapiro: Zuma with shower head raping Justice.3rd   16. Twit twat twot.                                                            
Rio viewed from Icaraí, November 2006.

Mensalão: Deputy, why did your excellency turn crooked? Because I wanted to!
Dudu Bertolini: Malana de Freitas.Stantis: Barack Obama - Napoleon on a hobby horse.7th   17. Velvet glove.                                                                                        
Independence flag flying on Southside hills near St. John's, June 2006.
Dilbert: The software it no worky.11th   18. Tuo tuas tuat tuamus tuatis tuant.                                                            
A pond somewhere on the prairies, June 2005.

Robert Crumb: Oboy oboy! Kiss me!
W.A.S.T.E. - We await silent Trystero's empire.15th   19. Lost in the forest ...                                                            
Nanabijou, Sleeping Giant, Lake Superior.

Enfants, faites attention aux Baobabs!
A watershed moment.
Setsu-den-chuu / Conservation of electricity underway.

19th   20. ... a-and not all that swift to begin with.                                                                        

Mar Grosso near São José do Norte, January 2008.

Hunter's Moon was yesterday. A line in the sand, stepped over.
Leo Jung: smoke.Benett: Olha, achei o meu traco / Look, I made my mark.23rd   21. Necessary & sufficient.                                                                        
Table Lands, Gros Morne, September 2012.

The elementary rudiments:   What actions are necessary & sufficient to stop the madness?
Somewhere else.Calma - on the rocks near Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, June 2002.27th   22. Two pomes in Paradise.                                                    
Great Paradise, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 1970.

'Huarango' by Martín Horta; and, 'Anoche cuando dormía' by Antonio Machado.
Ballard Street: 'Wait,' thinks Harold, 'This book is depressingly familiar.'31st   23. Marking time.

Landscapes waiting for the other shoe to drop: Toronto by pinhole (by Michael Chrisman); and, an early atomic explosion.

In Rexton/Elsipogtog their eyes are on the ball.
November 2013:
Poetry (in Korean).Tensegrity Hiroshi Watanabe, Arbolito Park Quito, Ecuador, April 2010.

4th   24. Suicide, sedition, or ... grace?   (Which occupy - in some order - the positive axis of a number-line around responses to the environmental apocalypse.)                                    

The best bench in Kew Gardens park, October 2013; spiritual foundedness, suicide & the Golden Rule; graces.
Calvin & Hobbes.Calvin & Hobbes.8th   25. Mustn't grumble.

Isla Amantani, Lago Titicaca, Peru/Bolivia. Amantaní is important because it is the home of mother and father earth (according to certain enthusiasts).
Banksy: New York City, Horizontal Gallery.

12th   26. (I am damned if) I will (not) play it any way but straight.                                    


A birds-and-the-bees talk, circa 2013 ... "Well, for starters ... we've killed the bees."
Girl, possibly Daneen Longmore Suganeenee.Bier: Some days the banks eat you.16th   27. Is this it? Has my luck run out?                                    
Palm oil plantation (possibly in) Tawau, Sabah, Malasia - a familiar pattern.

Barack Obama considered as a red herring.
Ariel by Thorsten Jankowski.Toxic k-k-Canada.Brian Gable: bear market.

20th   28. From the vault.                                    

Wonderkop, Marikana, South Africa, mid-August 2012; Chaparina, Yucumo, Bolivia, September 20 2011; Famine in the Horn of Africa, September 2011.

Mmekutmfon (Mfon) Essien - 1968-2001.
Aislin: The lineaments of gratified desire.Portrait in Serpentinite, Gros Morne.

24th   29. 'Insufferable ego-centric creep,' (Agatha Cristie on Poirot).                                    

Self-portrait in Serpentinite, Gros Morne, September 2012.

Portrait of Tony Abbott as a hurricane.
Morituri te salutamus.28th   30. Barking mad as a hatter.

Photographs of Sudbury Ontario by Edward Burtynsky, 1996.

Statement by Paul Calandra, MP for Oak Ridges—Markham and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, on behalf of Stephen Harper & the Government of Canada, November 12 2013.

Morituri te salutamus.   NOT!
December 2013:
Dilbert: When did stupidity become a point of view?

2nd   31. I have no idea really, none.                                                                        

Atlanta airport sunset, October 2006.

Repeat: Statement by Paul Calandra, MP for Oak Ridges—Markham and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, on behalf of Stephen Harper & the Government of Canada, November 12 2013.
Laerte: os mortos / the dead.Laerte: os mortos / the dead.

6th   32. Decimate. (Obliterate? Annihilate?)                                                                        

Perdido Bay Alabama, June 2010.

Dr. King said you only need 5% to turn it around. This is what I call properly positive thinking.
And featuring Miss Numa.
Giuliano Zaccardelli & William Elliott.

10th   33. Reprise.   [Reprise: resumption (after it is well over & done with).]                                    

Haiyan aka Yolanda hits the Phillipines, December 2013.

Repeat again: Statement by Paul Calandra, MP for Oak Ridges—Markham and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, on behalf of Stephen Harper & the Government of Canada, November 12 2013;                 and featuring Miss Numa again.
Ballard Street: overwhelmed.

14th   34. Could be worse.                                      

I was down and out when a little bird sang into my ear, "Cheer up. Things could be worse." So I cheered up, and sure enough - things got worse.

Featuring Miss Numa again again.
Malvados: The prostitute falls in love with the congressman - 'I want to take you out of this life.'18th   35. Telluride. Tellus. Telos.

Thomas Pynchon & a far-fetched segue from tellus to telos.

Alas, there is no Telluride in Telluride and never was. Like the rest of America it is fictional. Disneyland.
Glenn McCoy: Barack Obama on the Titanic.

22nd   36. Obliging the nobility in their effortless superiority.                                    

Lake Hongjiannao in northern China; Aral Sea on the border of Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan.

Which is the basic model and which is the exception?
Shadows, Rio de Janeiro, October 2002.Elsipogtog.26th   37. Bitter, shortchanged.                                                            
Elsipogtog, Rexton, New Brunswick, October/November 2013.

A-and a delightful animation thanks to Miss Jodie.
Gilmar: Pare/Stop.30th   38. I don't know. I'm sorry.                                                            
Dreaming of Rio at the end of another year.

"Ain't no use jivin'. Ain't no use jokin'. Everything is broken." 
January 2014:
Alton Lee Wilson. Elizabeth Annetta Morley.1st   39. Not a word. (aka 'One hand clapping')

Matthew 18,15: If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

It don't wash; an' the Golden Rule don't wash neither.

A brief glimpse followed by brutal repudiation. Comparable to Paul's inexplicable loving your enemies by heaping burning coals on their heads.
Toxic k-k-Canada.Bittersweet.13th   40. Oh k-k-k-Canada.

Celastrus scandens aka American Bittersweet; Robert Frost on what home means; Good on Sean Devlin, Shireen Soofi & Brigitte DePape.

The muse turns her back and dances away.
Benett: fracasso otimismo.18th   41. A cracked pot.

How to tell the awful truth without driving your audience either away or mad? Exemplars: Peter Sale (Our Dying Planet), and Louis Lesosky (Occupation Apple Tree).

The big bang a probability event? Who knew?
Girl framed in toxic waste.Girl framed in neon pink.23rd   42. Everything I do is wrong. I'm sorry.                                                

Excerpt from Thomas Pynchon's 'V'; and, Neil Young: "... can't go wrong till I get right."
Angeli: Mara Tara.25th   43. Neil Young: The rhetoric of authenticity.

Bollocks to: John Gummer/Lord Deben, Connie Hedegaard, Christiana Figueres; ee cummings 'she being Brand' 1926.

We could ditch the economy and possibly still preserve a civilization. Or we could ditch both.
Ballard Street: reward.27th   44. Neil Young: What was the point again?

Recessional hymn by The Rolling Stones in memory of my friend Vincent: "May be the Last Time I don't know."
February 2014:
George Osodi: gas flare in Nigeria.Dmitry Akimov: The full 20-finger grope.2nd   45. Listening and learning and turning.

Defunct bookstore on Queen Street East, Toronto.

Bob Dylan 'It's Alright Ma' 1965 cf. William Ernest Henley 'Invictus' ~1900 cf. Felicia Dorothea Hemans 'Casabianca' 1826.
Ciça: Is anyone out there seeing any light at the end of the tunnel?

5th   46. Vampire Beavers.   (Towards rethinking Coyote, Trickster Fox, Raven, Nanabijou, Loki ...)                                    

Murray Gollin.Vincent Bernardus Tieleman Twight.
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Laerte: Harsh you see ...8th   47. Oh Greenland.

Aleqa Hammond, Jens-Erik Kirkegaard, Shell, BP, Rosneft/Росне́фть, ExxonMobil: wildly mistaken notions of progress.
Nadav Kander: as long as you're down on your knees.O Ministério da Saúde adverte: FUMAR CAUSA IMPOTÊNCIA SEXUAL.

11th   48. Is energy drain the flip-side of bootstrap?                                    

"It doesn't matter how you worship, as long as you're down on your knees." (Leonard Cohen 'Light As The Breeze' 1992.)
Shhhhh.14th   49. Goblin dream transformations.

Lake Urmia (aka Oroumeih), Iran.

Kurt Cobain quoting Joseph Heller's Yossarian "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you".
Toxic k-k-Canada.Bittersweet.

18th   50. Oh k-k-k-Canada (again).                                    

Gone friends.

Thinking more about the verses from Matthew quoted here recently ... and unbidden - atavistic Tourette's - out pops "Let's hear it for heathens and publicans!"
Justin Dingwall: Thando Hopa.Justin Dingwall: Thando Hopa.

21st   51. Mere anarchy is loosed?                                      

Christine Shelly refusing to say the word 'genocide'; Kerri-Ann Jones not saying 'externality'; while big green cheers and applauds with the rest; William Butler Yeats 'The Second Coming' 1919.
John Kerry, Jakarta, 14-02-16.

23rd   52. John Kerry on Climate Change, Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2014.                                    

"Let’s have a frank conversation about this threat and about what we, as citizens of the world, need to be able to do to address it."

(About fricken' time!)  
Alexander LeGrande Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell.25th   53. A secular condom. Intimacy.

The notion here is that the shifting of intimacy's meaning from the days of Launcelot Andrewes to the present constitutes a kind of ironical secular condom.

Roughly U-shaped; a comedy then.
The very best bench in Kew Gardens park on Valentine's Day.28th   54. Good days.

I notice that someone has cleared the snow off part of it. Ah! It dawns on me that I am not the only one who values this bench. (Renewed thanks to Mary Nearing & Dorothy Peacock whoever they were.)
March 2014:
Justice at the Old Bailey.1st   55. What's the worst that could happen?

St. David's day today. Eat Leeks. Look up 'eutrapely'.

"The capacity of modern humans to act without recourse to empathy, mind reading or any other feature of social intelligence is a key defining feature of the modern mind."
Defiance!Caco Galhardo - Daiquiri: Tem alguem ai dentro? / Is there anybody in there?3rd   56. Holocaust.

H. sapiens cf. H. neanderthalensis.

Holocaust and Shoah are such loaded references, poor taste to flog them for effect. Perhaps the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961 then? Ever heard of it?
John Kerry, Jakarta, 14-02-16.

10th   57. John Kerry on Climate Change (interrim conclusion).                                    


It's a bust gentle reader, approximately.
Toxic k-k-Canada.Bittersweet.15th   58. Oh k-k-Canada (again, again).

A stupid guy: I am no smarter now than I was at 5 or 6, walking to school thinking I could put my toe on the tracks and it wouldn't get hurt by the streetcar because the shiny wheels flashed by so quickly.
(Jumping the queue for an important announcement.)
The Global Climate Convergence - Earth Day to May Day, 2014.
William Nordhaus.O Ministério da Saúde adverte: FUMAR CAUSA IMPOTÊNCIA SEXUAL.

25th   60. William Nordhaus, economist.                                                                        

Is this the best we can do? Is this the 'necessary & sufficient'?

A suite of William Nordhaus readings; and, Arvo Pärt Spiegel im spiegel.

Turkana girl.Turkana girl & Mirella Ricciardi.

31st   61. How do you dig yourself into a hole this deep?                                    

Not a rhetorical question. I can only guess ... and obsess over a glance ... and a stance.

April 2014:
Menina indígina, Altamira 2005.Canadá Toxico.

2nd   62. Changes.                                                                                                                    

Imminent immanent isness; apocalypse (with readings); TEOTWAWKI doesn't quite capture it.


7th   63. Fnord (quite muddled).                                                                                    

Fnord fnast fnese, breath being a euphemism for spirit (which is becoming starved & pixelated).

Sajo: Life of Poor.

12th   64. Spacious gracious moments (in k-k-k-Canada).                                    

Music that soothes the savage breast (a-and beast): Goin' ninety miles an hour down a dead end street.

Rainbow neon tetras like tiny tuna.

16th   65. Spring snow.                                                                                                                                      

Let's hear it for Kitimat!

Yann Martel.

20th   66. Short of thinking ...                                                                                                                                      

It takes two to tango? It takes two (or more) to think too.

Games for Gustav from Yann Martel.

Pogo: We have met the enemy and he is us.Pogo: We have met the enemy and he is us.        22nd   67. Earth Day.                                                                                                                                    
Tsesung Kyab, Shitsang Gonsar Monastery, Gansu Province, Monday February 25, 2013.Tax Elephant Brasil.28th   68. Watchimacallit.

I am singing Mozart's 'Bona Nox' as loud as I can for all of the so-called 'Honourable' & 'Right Honourable' who are really really REALLY un-fricken-worthy of any kind of respect.

May 2014:
Laerte: Dona Ruth e o Novo Mundo #8.1st   69. Worthy.

If there were some arcane Buddhist practice to take this fat & forgetful old man naked into the moon and stars ... well ... it sure beats burning yourself up eh?

Jill Stein.Jill Stein.

3rd   70. How do you dig yourself into a hole this deep? and Worthy (continued).                                      

The Global Climate Convergence that didn't quite converge. Why not? Also, Jacques Doillon's film 'Raja' with Najat Benssallem.

Angeli: Urbe 14-04-12.7th   71. Holocaust (concluded).                                                                                                                                    
It is dawning on me that it is an urban situation.
Katia Abreu & Dilma Rousseff.11th   72. Mother's Day.                                                                                                                                    
Benett: porta / door.16th   73. From limen to lintel.

The OED admits a confusion: 'limen' directly from Latin = ‘threshold’; and 'lintel' (indirectly) from Latin 'limit' = 'boundary'.
Antonin Artaud.22nd   74. 22nd reprise. aka: About as well as they treat each other.

The FIRST Bar None Award goes to Murray Minchin and ALL of the good citizens of Kitimat; and, the SECOND Bar None Award goes to Greenpeace. Good on 'em!
Daniel Pudles: to hell in a baby carriage.27th   75. Eye (I) of the beholder. aka: Aye aye of the beholder.

For the record I neither think "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," nor "I don't know nothin'bout art buddi know whuddi like," except referentially.
June 2014:
Bacterial population curve.1st   76. Photosynthesis. (Happy Birthday babe!)                                                                                                                                    

How does it happen that the 'Grail' is neither 'Holy' nor a chalice, but a kind of green stone?
An IMPORTANT up-coming event in Toronto.
EcoSanity: Climate Emergency Countdown, June 22, Toronto.
Kryptonite - Stronger than Superman!5th   78. Kryptonite. aka: Mauer Im Kopf.                                                    

Eishin Gakuen gate.

10th   79. Christopher Alexander vs. Q.   or ... The Star Trek episode  that never was.                                    

Voltaire: Candide & Cunegonde in the Garden.

13th   80. A kernel of truth in a bushel of vicious nonsense.   or Speaking of kryptonite ... or Praise the Lord and pass the (rhetorical) ammunition!                                    

Max Yasgur.Simon Charlie.

15th   81. Father's Day.   and ... Brown-skinned girls in jeopardy.                                    

Gado.21st   82. Oh Africa. and ... The Earth is NOT our mother!                                                                                                                                    

Laerte: Dona Ruth e o Novo Mundo #8.23rd   83. Climate Emergency Countdown (?)                                                                                                                                    

The Scarlet Pimpernel.28th   84. ¡YA BASTA!                                                                                                                                    

¿por qué estamos indignados?
July 2014:
Adbusters: The Eveready elephant is at the wall.1st   85. Panem et circenses.                                                                                                                                    
Gilmar: Pai, Filho, Espirito de Porco / Father Son and Holy Pig.

6th   86. Pillock pillicock princox (præterite passover).   FUCK YOU - YOU FUCKING FUCKS! (to quote John Goodman.)                                    

Laerte: Dona Ruth e o Novo Mundo #8.10th   87. Environmental Apocalypse Greatest Hits.     
Caetano Veloso - Terra,
Bob Marley - One Love (Playing For Change),
This Little Light of Mine,
Hank Snow - Dead End Street, Jane Siberry - Calling All Angels,
Loudon Wainwright III - Dead Skunk, and,
Pied Pumkin - Mister Mulvangel.

14th   88. Chief Beau Dick - Breaking the Coppers.
Be with Chief Beau Dick breaking the coppers on the steps of parliament in Ottawa, Sunday July 27 2014.
Follow the journey from B.C. at   Occupation Apple Tree.
tOad: Narcissus.21st   89. Ubiquitous complicity.                                                                                                                                    
The Swallow

                He has two hearts instead of one.
                She cried, "Young man, what have ye done?"
 George Pell by Chris Johnston.

26th   90. Hands across the water. Hands across the sea.   or: Chagrin, shaggreen, whatever.                                    

Falling in love with love is falling in love with make believe.
August 2014:
Olga Akhunova, or maybe Ariel.1st   91. Tell thy piteous heart there's no harm done.                                                                                                                                    

Dam Line 9 (!!!)
Jonathan Moylan.

5th   92. I Stand With Jonathan Moylan.   (If that's worth anything; better late than never though I guess.)

Toxic k-k-Canada.Bittersweet.9th   93. Oh k-k-k-Canada (again again again).                                                                                                                                    

People's Climate March: September 21 2014 NYC.
People's Climate March     350 Toronto: Bus & Lodging In NYC
Rob Ford March 26, 2014.13th   94. OK, here's a long-shot for ya. Lucky Thirteen!                                                                                                                                    

Lac-Megantic Quebec 13-07-06 by Michael Forian.17th   95. Bakken Kraaken Lac Mégantic et cetera.                    

Berkeley Breathed: Bill The Cat.21st   96. It's enough to turn someone cynical.

How about the wall at the edge of Frye's mythopœia? At the edge of Lakoff's seamless cognitive concepts? What's on the other side? Scary stuff.

Northrop Frye, 1959.26th   97. You are my sunshine. Magge pye hagiolatry & Northrop Frye Inc.

September 2014:
Carnaval: Bloco da Ansiedade.1st   98. Iubile (Jubile, Jubilee).                                                                                                                                    

Gabor Maté.4th   99. Beautiful dream of Israel has become a nightmare.                                                                                                                                    

Laerte: todo o seu amor.Marina Silva.7th   100. Te-oo banches o' voylets trad in the maad.

How long has it been since there was a real election anywhere in the so-called free world? Where the candidates are far enough apart to actually see light between them?
Old Bailey Justice.13th   101. Sustainable?   All (good) things come to an end.

Happy Birthday kiddo. Lucky Thirteenth!

Leonardo Boff.Marina Silva.18th   102. Não vamos desistir do Brasil.   (As if somebody were goin' 'round sayin' "Vamos desistir!"   ?)

Sarah Vaughan.23rd   103. Business models.                                                            People's Climate March: September 21 2014 NYC.
Post Mortem.

A Scot.27th   104. Scots wha hae wi Wallace bled.                                                                                                                                    

October 2014:
tOad: Marche pour le climat.1st   105. Golem. Or: Golem Fracasso Fricassee Weltschmerz.

When humanity no longer has flesh there is no more reason to fear extinction. That it is only urban ideological idiots willing to flirt with the thresholds of cosmic black holes who can seriously entertain such nonsense ... well, that's the problem isn't it - nitwit know-nothing urban muggles!
Flood Bay Street!
Toxic Zombies at Bay & King Streets, Toronto Noon on Friday October 31, Halloween.
Dewar: Canadian Beaver.Marina Silva.

5th   106. Round 1, she's done. Long Live Marina!   21% (like I said, I hope she loses, and she did).                                    


Laerte: Sonho.9th   107. Crossing the Rubicon ... or anti-crossing as may be. Full moon yesterday. Which one is that? ... Hunter's Moon was it?

Toslow.13th   108. Climbing down Pisgah.                                                                    
"Until we see bottom inside the two sunkers, then straight through the channel to Toslow we'll go."

Joep Bertrams: Bezorgd / Worried.19th   109. Hope ... springs eternal; though one may come to hate it.

Is anyone really surprised after all of this, after 'we' have bombed 'them' back to the stone age again and again, decade after decade ... that the reaction is ... stone age?

The Walking Dead.31st   110. The Walking Dead Hallowe'en Special. A certain je ne sais quoi resonance with the memes of Ragnarök.

The fucking wankers sank in the toxic flood. Oh my!

November 2014:
tOad 14-10-24 Accord UE sur le climat - réduction des gaz.5th   111. Ground Zero. First snow on November 1st. Hump-day & descent into scatology.

What's the plural of 'nexus'? 'Nexi'? 'Nexuses'? Anyway, there are two: 350 (the number not the org) and The Good Samaritan ... and that's all I know.
Rudy Park: Is there something wrong with my iPhone?10th   112. I'll recruit my army from the orphanages.

We've got all these environmentalists wringing their hands over being unable to communicate with the hoi polloi ... while they are using words like 'mitigate' to mean STOP. No surprise then that they are not getting across.
Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Adam & Eve.Anarchy.15th   113. Let me not. Lookout! The fricken' Antichrist is on the loose!

The short answer is no one never writ nor never loved neither.
Sponholz: Saco Cheio.20th   114. Askance. Nothing says "I don't care," like silence.                                                                    
ISIS is NOT the problem; ISIS is a SYMPTOM.
Shamil Zhumatov: A flock of birds perch in treetops at full moon in Kostanay, Kazakhstan.25th   115. A card so high and wild. (A red herring.)                                                                    
Nuclear Fusion.
Laerte: Eles não param. Nem nós.

30th   116. Laugh so not to cry. / Rir pra não chorar.   Eles não param. Nem nós. / They're not stopping. Neither are we.                                    

December 2014:
Michael Leunig: Here I am.

7th   117. Shitholder.   Love has no pride. Hangin' by a thread.                                                

Joeri Rogelj.Jim Hansen.Dave Foreman.

11th   118. Joeri Rogelj, Jim Hansen, Dave Foreman. Seriously.                                      

Dale Cummings: Nunavut.

13th   119. Oh k-k-k-Canada, they've got you upside down.                                      

Christiana Figueres.

17th   120. Digressions.   Distractions? Hasta la vista, baby.                                                

Chiquinha voando.

22nd   121. What to do?   Apply the Golden Rule and see if it sticks. Fuck, fight, hold the light.                                    

Mavis Staples.30th   122. Grief. The day before the day before.                                                                      
January 2015:
Tom Toles: A little low.

1st   123. It's NOT too late!   Though it IS close as dammit, so close as makes no nevermind, AND it's improbable we'll turn around in time.                                    

Meditations on fatherhood and The Green Party of Canada.

13th   124. Aha! It's not necessarily cyclical!   It's a cook book. (Costing not less than everything.)                                                                                    

Jan Palach.

20th   125. It don't take much.   A cheap drunk. A pushover.                                                                                    

Brian Gable: Jester.

27th   126. Charlie.   (Obligatory y'unnerstan'.)                                                                                    

February 2015:
Doctor Who.

3rd   127. Sheep & Goats (Full Moon).   Lookout! The living-dead are on the loose!

Chiquinha: Heart broken.Ballard Street: Air horn floor lamps.

14th   128. (Valentine's Day)   When the music (finally) stops and you're between chairs, and there's nowhere left to go. What then?

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).21st   129. The Last Ocean.                                                                                    

I'se the bye that builds the boat and I'se the bye that sails her.
I'se the bye that catches the fish and takes 'em home to Liza.

25th   130. Extra! Extra! Read all about it!                                                                                    

Petroleum Industry [is] Grossly Incontinent
While Governments Play Silly Buggers
Pumpkin smiley.

28th   131. Putting Off (Off-putting).   ... and in that way, he would say, one can live.

(J.M. Coetzee, 'The Life and Times of Michael K', final paragraph.)

March 2015:

Phillipe Gaillard.Romeo Dallaire.6th   132. Two men in Rwanda.   And: Two recent books by two admirable women.   And: A modest proposal.

Frank Gehry.Frank Gehry.

9th   133. And more, and more, and more!   And thick and fast they came at last, And more, and more, and more!

13th   134. Repent!   Can't go on like this: it can't and I can't neither.

March 5th: CN Hornpayne, Ontario.19th   135. Keystone Kops. The Government Reflects the Nation.   You get the government that you deserve.

tOad: Sommet de la dernière chance / Last chance saloon.22nd   136. Shoures soote. A (vernal) toss-up.   (The voice of the turtle revises all.)

July 2015:
David 1978, photo by Marylou O'Brien.14th   199. There's a hole in the bucket.                                                                                                                                    
August 2015:
Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding,  1967.14th   200. Leftovers - turns on a hair.                                                                                                                                    
Alfred E. Newman.Alfred E. Newman:                                                                                                                                    

"Wot?   Me worry?!" this is now 140

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