Friday, January 31, 2014

Tiny Montgomery


One bird book and a buzzard and a crow,
Tell them all Tiny says hello.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

snarfer balloon


Snarfing appendages and the geneticists who grow them 
will be well represented in Albuquerque this October.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

pat-a-cake


There is some doubt as to whether the cake 
was patted into the shape of the baker's man or
whether the main ingredient actually was the baker's man.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

gry


n.  Not a bit, not a morsel, but a measure
- never in general use -
equal to a tenth of philosophical foot. 
Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Jack


Jack is not an astute businessman, trades cow for beans. 
Mother distraught. Jack plans robbery by means of fairy tale. 
Steals bag of gold, retreats.  
Returns, steals golden goose, retreats. 
Returns third time, steals singing harp. 
Jack is a triple offender, a recidivist. 
Makes getaway but has to kill rightful owner, 
so is now murderer as well.
  
Wealth buys lawyers, Jack is cleared, 
rich beyond measure.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Frankenshrunken


Jan. 27th, 1969 - Karloff disappears
into the jungle beside the Marañón River.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Phlogistonic actuator


Heart of combustion for the Sprague Dephlogisticator, 
named for its inventor, Howard Sprague.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

blanket statement


This is an implied deconstruction of 
an imaginary cartoon sculpture, unless it isn't.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hashtag


The Egyptian god, Hashtag, is often shown 
holding a floral scepter up to one eye, 
denoting a topic currently trending.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

dream encryption


The NSA already knows your REM cycles;
don't let them zero in on your dreams.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Madam Marie


Temple of Knowledge oracle 
strikes a pose for her police mugshot.