Thursday, July 20, 2017

lego dachau

Fragments of a great confession.

"Time's arrow is the loss of fidelity in compression." --Ken Liu

Sam Spratt.

this was fun:

black- gmlucki64

1.h3 e5
2.g4 d5
3.Bg2 c6
4.d4 e4
5.c4 Bd6
6.Nc3 Ne7
7.Bg5 f6
8.Bd2 O-O
9.cxd5 cxd5
10.Qb3 Nbc6
11.e3 Na5
12.Qc2 f5
13.g5 f4
14.exf4 Bxf4
15.Nge2 Bxd2+
16.Qxd2 Nc4
17.Qc1 Nf5
18.b3 Nce3
19.fxe3 Qxg5
20.Nf4 Qg3+
21.Ke2 g5
22.Ncxd5 gxf4
23.Bxe4 Kh8
24.Qc5 Be6
25.Rag1 Bxd5
26.Rxg3 Nxg3+
27.Ke1 Bxe4
28.Qe5+ Kg8
29.Rg1 Rae8
30.Rxg3+ fxg3
31.Qxg3+ Kh8
32.h4 Rg8
33.Qc7 Rg1+
34.Ke2 Rg2+
35.Ke1 Rc2
36.Qf7 Bg6
37.Qf6+ Kg8
38.Qg5 Rh2
39.Qg3 Rh1+
40.Kd2 Rc8
41.e4 Rhc1
42.Qe5 R1c2+
43.Ke3 R8c3+
44.Kf4 h6
45.Qd5+ Bf7
46.Qd8+ Kg7
47.Ke5 Rf3
48.d5 Rxa2
49.Qc8 Rxb3
50.Qg4+ Kf8
51.Qc8+ Kg7
52.Qg4+ Kf8
53.Qc8+ Kg7
54.Qg4+ Kf8 draw by repetition

(via @SarahLerner)


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

quinoa latte

Deli xenon-exiled.

Palindromic streets near here: Rener, Maham...& Lenel.


"Everlastingly: the red and ratlike curios" --Brinnin

Doing an Old English font in HTML.

"The Giant Turtle Grants an Interview

How old are you, Old Silence?
....I tell time that it is.
And are you full of wonder?
....Ephemeral verities.
What most do you long for?
....No end to my retreat.
Have you affections, loves?
....I savor what I eat.
Do shellbacks talk to shells?
....Sea is a single word.
Have you some end in mind?
....No end, and no reward.
Does enterprise command you?
....I manage a good freight.
Has any counsel touched you?
....Lie low. Keep quiet. Wait.
Your days – have they a pattern?
....In the degree of night.
Has solitude a heart?
....If a circle has a center.
Do creatures covet yours?
....They knock, but seldom enter.
Have you not once perceived
....The whole wide world is yours.
I have. Excuse me. I
....Stay utterly indoors.


"Over a decade later and it feels as though we have always been at war with genre boundaries."

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

under the sign of the woofus

(via @HorribleSanity)

Effinger does Wolf 359. "For the fictional Star Trek battle, see Battle of Wolf 359. For the The Outer Limits episode, see Wolf 359 (The Outer Limits)." "...this is generally considered Effinger’s worst work."

Stub, a worn row abuts.

Chrome-plated Heart.

riddlingly besides
cruel our accidental fates
the pain-struggle dwarfed
the buzz in my own head like a cicada
that knows not seasonal or unseasonal

thoroughfare gauntlet
records unlikely to stay archived
gimlet-eyed cop cars waiting
like a frog on a fallen tree
dragonfly odyssey it's not

this hospital where i was born
walking in a place without sidewalks

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A rebar, curio noir, crab era.

Ravens' theory of mind.

"Mild as an awning in a mist, the face
Of mystery dies and dreams its other house."


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Saturday, July 15, 2017

lascar riddles

"Night pulls full-fathomed in its swarming fold" --Brinnin

Zappa does Luden's.

We'd limn ill in mildew.

i kind of like this one:

white- Vale Animus 1735

1.d4 d5
2.Bf4 Nf6
3.e3 Nbd7
4.c4 c6
5.Nc3 e6
6.Bd3 dxc4
7.Bxc4 b5
8.Bd3 Bb7
9.a3 a6
10.f3 c5
11.dxc5 Nxc5
12.Bc2 Qb6
13.Nh3 Rd8
14.Qe2 Be7
15.Kf2 O-O
16.Bg5 h6
17.Bh4 Ng4+
18.fxg4 Bxh4+
19.Kf1 Bf6
20.Nf2 Qc6
21.Nfe4 Bxc3
22.Nxc3 f5
23.b4 fxg4+
24.Kg1 Na4
25.Nxa4 bxa4
26.Rc1 Qb5
27.Qxg4 Rd2
28.Qxe6+ Kh8
29.Be4 Qe2

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Friday, July 14, 2017


(tal korczak via dwayne carter on fb)

What is destroying the Earth?

Lo! did weld lewd idol.

Seymour on Kafka's Castle.

     "Mine Is a Voyage on a Cloudless Eye

Mine is a voyage on a cloudless eye
Adapted to that surface as a skate
Round which the flakes from bowsprit never fly;
Gardens so jailed with frost and salt they fight
All summer towards the waterfalls are mine,
Rivers whose smooth meandering thumbs can press
Enormous homesteads from a wilderness;
The comet's swan-like after-tow is mine.

Time comes and goes and what was never snow
Hangs like a thpousand seagulls in a hall
Of glass. O in that tinder stillness blue
Madonnas burn like lamps profane as pitch,
Philosophy's great odalisques who dwell
Sun-centered in their own phosphor. To touch
Or dream them is to fuse that greening kiss
No mouth returns, no tongue relinquishes."

--John Malcolm Brinnin

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out of the dollar records


"My slow bones stretched on tide-ledge, bog, and dune..."


"As Well-Known as I Deserve to Be"

Red nitro for tinder.

Nitro Function. More on Char.

"Who walked between the violet and the violet" --Eliot

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

death of a sales associate

The secret lives of ISIS fighters.

"To eke a diamond from its mineral floor
Earth rakes its faculty for quake and tide"

--John Malcolm Brinnin, The Sorrows of Cold Stone, (1951)

Or pyro tsunami Manu, story pro.

truck on the rickety road
pass through a momentary haze
or pyro tsunami, Manu,
story pro
on a rickety road
into pure cerulean

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

watermelon gone rogue

The end of wood_s lot.

"So pale their shadow blows along the breeze" --Stickney

Durkin's Pizza.

I sew a luster, get egret Sulawesi.

for ev'ry clown car crash
an empire goes down


only this time

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