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476 > Côte d'Azur '94: body-dubbling in a b-grade sci-fi skin flick (th inspiration for Marsupial)

What a spread— oysters in the shell, smoked salmon, champagne, Italian vixens, girls that looked like 15 year olds from the court of Louis the XIV, skinny heroin addicts, celebrity types. The kind of party you wouldn't be surprised if it turned into an orgy. Drugs everywhere. Felt like being in a fashion shoot, or an SNL sarcastic skit of 1, girls in black leather and furs draped over their shoulders, sleazy [ ... ]

475 > unbow'd + quarter'd b'yond th zer0 uv Frisk-0

that namesake pairabolick bow reining agin allsew th trawjectory of a missul Σum sort a holey fallus gong grnd 2 grnd but passing thru heavans sake rifracting th reign + parsing her lite int' disecrete culurs «... as Δt approaching zero, eternally approaching, the slices of time growing thinner and thinner, a succession of rooms each with walls more silver, transparent, as the pure light of the zero comes [ ... ]

474 > astro noize infiltrating our riding exorcize to Frisco

∀ll this (our riding of A Raft Manifest) = 1 big riding exorcize task'd of us by Marea who = an idealized matriarkickle queen bee figger embodyd as a marmaid/maestra (scool teachr) who every time we make a misteak in our riding she whacks our nuckles w/ a ruler 2 teach us correck granmar + how 2 spill that combined w/ our fodder who put tabasco on our tongue whenever we spoke spanish [ ... ]

473 > ser vs estar: th reziduel memewar of th hawkish variety uv branding i-urn

she divyds to be int 2 cumponents w/ a complex system a rules when 2 usar each 4 th moss part we got no bone 2 pick con estar got moss 2 do w/ location + plazing cosas o may'b we do halve a problema con esto in facto we got a problum w/ th ntire inglish landgauge th secund u scribe an idea in cunsighs landgauge u kill that idea th secret = t' slip scarce enuff tongue 2 lead th reader 2 th edge [ ... ]

472 > arkhivel taxomony of vampire $quid from hell

... starting w/ What is Posthumanism? by the series editor Cary Wolfe) hard 2 even d'scribe Vampyroteuthis Infernalis ½-fikshun ½-philosophickle rambling ½-hack sighingtific treatise 1 thing fo sure she = "about" vampyroteuthis infernalis aka the vampire squid from hell an elusiv ½-squid ½-octopus ½-alien creature that lives in th depths of our oceans we thawt purhaps Flusser made ½ this [ ... ]

471 > skan'd in still moves uv bald eagles + monochromatic bracketology

hard 2 beat th drama of ether bball ± watching th brooding eagles th past few days unaware + live + unedit'd 1 take but we know they eggsist a few clicks form our house + our bracket alreddy bust'd only a few games in we originully pick'd «smart» choices in terms of winning our «Thomas Pynchon shit» pool but then it makes watching no fun watching so just pickd underdogs we want 2 root 4 [ ... ]

470 > th MOOing onto-cartography uv Queensboro as a liebury uv machene assembridges

if he sez th medium = th message (that design arises out of necessity not by designers) then this also bolsters our argument against authorship that authors = merely a medium + th text arises out of nessycity Σumping that just needs 2 git sed dont matter who sez her + waht Bryant neglecks 2 menshun in ∀ll his x-amples uv machines w/ no purpoise not 4 th sake of innything = that biological l [ ... ]

469 > squewd art of th dark spring of a wallpaper publicher 2 milt gotham

[...] put a nick-nack we had on th rock wile we swam then figgerd she mite git swept away spose a big wave came along we aks'd a local + they dint know th hiyh wader line so we d'sided t' do an xpirement t' find out 4 ourself we look'd in th distance + a massiv 100+ ft wave approach'd we got out of th wadder + climed up th cliff t' watch her but she never seem'd t' git closer ± just slowly dissipated [ ... ]

468 > Quay/Roux bros trigonometry + kangaroo hunting perspektive as a yung potrit

we told her bout how we used th urchins as bait 2 see if we had pests + how 1 moved + she aksd waht we gonna do spose we ketch Σumping but we hadnt thawt that far a head weather weed ketch th critter + how + we startid 2 fret cuz we dint want 2 capture ± confront th critter just observe her + know she ∃xist'd then we look'd up @ th wall + th square wall w/ a window now look'd round [ ... ]

467 > th anacaustic swamp of pulpo moohair = flood ≠ river

we dint see ± feel nutting but omnipresent observers frum a distints sed dey seen a lightning volt penitrate crax in th mounden + go deep int’ th earth they also sed (over Σum sort a loudspeakr) that th chairlift had th «biggest ground» in th whorld + we want’d 2 know waht «biggest» grnd ment but no hay no 1 t’ aks sints they told us ova 1-way intercom but we figgerd «biggest» ment she cd w/stand [ ... ]

466 > th binary cunvurgence uv 4 rivers back form alterneting 2 direct (¢urrent)

this guy starts showing us around th plant + aks'd if we wantid a job + we temptid cuz uv th idea uv th plaze where 4 rivers cunverged + this mill = responsible fo pumping water t' 4 diffrent citys but we not so sure waht th job entail'd so th guy showd us stacks of wheelbarrows made of firewood (¡th same firewood collectid w/ th wheelbarrows themsevles!) + our prospectiv job = t' keep [ ... ]

465 > disecrete dreambotes riding bout riding about nada past evening shades uv gray

our shoe dangling so we leant down 2 slip her back on over our heel then th other 1 like we on a trapeze hanging by our knees upside down + coont git back uprite + felt uncumfortable so we figured it best 2 just fall so startid falling but fast like in freefall + scary so we smoothd out our trajectory gliding over these sand dunes near th beech (also th location of a previus dream w/ big crashing [ ... ]

464 > digging out afrozen rêve 2 presipitate accumulation cum vestigial folktail

these street kids wd have 2 r'move a dish every time + put in anudder full a blue lickwid that smelld of curry + they dumpd th used dishes int' a gutter where an untouchable w/ leprosy wd shovel it along w/ his bare hand-stubs th kids of corse aks'd 4 money (25 rupees) so we dug around in our pockits tryng 2 piece t'gether th rite combination of change frum these huge plastick coins w/ weird markings [ ... ]

463 > graficking an itchy maldrugada reckoning wolfville, pinche buey

... de essay pendejo dispues de leyer el articulo where he b'littles + xploits su hermana muerta k sewersided k puto opportunist > wearing a linen robe th sound of fountins our mayhorror medio carnal hanging her clothes off a wood horse un pajaro pego la ventana as we speak creiamos k staba muerto @ 1° pero dopo 10 minutos se levanto + volo via todvia hay un mancha mojado donde yacia ya la [ ... ]

462 > flâneuring la ruina de rusty surf + a bandone rebar hasta playa de los muertos

un straño tipo de spañol un breedo de cocker spaniel mongrel mix in glish w/ viral injexions ahora son las 7 en la maldrugada todovia pitch dark podemos ver las estrellas entre las palmas casi nunca podemos ver starellas en DC > ayer moss chillaxing en la playa o en el mar un poco nubioso + fredo fui esnorkeling pero era muy murky no pudo ver mas 1 metro en frente de mi nariz tambien [ ... ]

461 > no tanto lo que dice sino lo que no dice [silencio]

El calor me hizo despertar al filo de la medianoche. Y el sudor. El cuerpo de aquella mujer hecho de tierra, envuelto en costras de tierra, se desbarataba como si estuviera derritiendose en un charco de lodo. Yo me sentia nadar entre el sudor que chorreaba de ella y me falto el aire que se necesita para respirar.» > entre las lineas de texto leyemos la geografia que pasa debajo [ ... ]

460 > purging 2 recapitchulate th new yr in dub-stile sycorax

our cascading style sheets went haywire so seems she propagated th style change backwoods ¡shit hope it dont retrofit our old posts! we shd probly come up w/ a mo elegunt soln we know but 2 late now sints th b'ginning this ∀ll comes jury-riggd starting hardcoded in HTML + now Dreamweaver but we dont halve a clue how ½ this shit works) we switching 2 consolas cuz seems mos applickable we use [ ... ]

459 > 100k miles a ROMing t' ketch up t' beecomb hystery in hour waking book of d'ark hiving in 65 beds sleeping

spilling out stet misspellings beecombs an insult t' intelligents better t' just let th landgaudge flo ova yr hed come a malleable stream like playdough ether u git her or dont sink o swim th babeling herself eggspecially in th last ALP sexion 1 giant onamottopeah harking back t' Joyce's ear-ly pome we embeddid abuv "plenty of woom" 4 everybody here comes t' fathum (6 ft underwader) our own meaning [ ... ]

458 > 12 years a squid in th Dog dayz uv december

etymologically, a pilgrim is someone who journies. The word comes via Provençal pelegrin from Latin peregrinus 'foreign'. Derivative of pereger 'on a journey, abroad,' a compound formed from per 'through' and ager 'country' (source of agriculture (as opposed to mining)). When it arrived it was still being used for 'traveller' (a sense surviving in the related peregrinations [11]), the specific 'one who [ ... ]

457 > mine us a lexicon from '70s comet tailings 2 commit indescent xposure till th bucket itself kicks

we dint come born form no comet tale nor did we even aks for no birthrites to b'gin but we did come a kicking + screaming w/ a meatier shower (Leonids) dat a peakd on our cumpleaños 22-11-66 (numerologickly anudder reazon 2 mbrace th # 12) cauzed inturn by th dusty flyby uv comet Tempel-Tuttle in 1899 !took 67 years t' a'rive form arriba riva! > wheel spare u bay'b fotos cuz ∀ll bay'bees = [ ... ]

456 > shedding a vestigial cautionary tail b-tween the whorld + white noize uv a grnd-zer0ed footprint

mortality rate of white Amerikin middle-class men = fast increasing sints 1999 while it declines in other populations of Amerika + the whorld > specielly suicide + substance abuse [...] > perhaps Krugman = onto Σumthing in correlating this trend to the self-destructive policies of republikkkans + realization that the Amerikkkan dream = ∀ll a sham but we think it has todo w/ the guilt of white [ ... ]

455 > the commodified spectacle of it ∀ll + continued proliferation of dispossession (reading Debord in Atlanta)

the hole world in 1 big circul jerk all these zombees jerking non-stop for instant gratification like a morphine drip u jerk mine i'll jerk yours + in the end the pleasure center resides @ sum unholy corporate HQ a rising # of $ on a screen scrolling ever higher taking + not gifing back wile zombees jerk in a spirel of ever-sudden death round + round per Debord: «24. By means of the spectacle the ruling [ ... ]

454 > dRafting a 4-psychle ingene folding in cum clockwork to a 12-pronged shadow tongue

stet ∀ll mite seam hazhapard + ½-ass wackbirds but due yr diligints + check fur yrself > take a piece uv paper + fold her 4x (o even 8 2 push the onvelope furt her (tho tissue paper works gust as jood as [...])) > inny 1 who makes chapbooks a mano dows the krill > due her on paper ± traze the wires in the circut ± follow the logick > dubble-check the math > as Twain dicebats «Get your facts first [ ... ]

453 > post-holing to Snowmass (1994) + xing our future path in Aspen

Crossed the logjam. Logs covered w/ a misting of snow. We got to a clearing on the other side + strapped on crampons. Traversed around the lake for about a mile. The snow was firm most of the time but steep + angling into the icy lake. Carried the ice axes in self-belay position. Got around to the other side. Total pain because we kept busting through the surface. Finally got to a field of blocky ice. [ ... ]

452 > a mongrel cowboy ghostriding a horse w/ FB eyes (not a pesky redskin nor black bean)

we had nuthing to do w/ it + already weave vowed not to breed + propagate our genes no further dont worry : but wut uv this tumbleweed bean writing this post? if Europe wd halve us back weed happly go + leaf this plaze to the ritefull nativs : but plenty of refugees infilitrating Europe @ the moment : every1 trading plazes nomadickly just the shifting way uv the world now [ ... ]

451 > Not Nothing but a correospondance uv material evidents vis-à-vizualized informatix

the experience more akin to finding a box of letters + keepsakes from a dead brother — Johnson pioneered the field of mail art — specifickly the NY Correspondance School – a name he later eschewed – his relationship w/ fluxus the same – best left undefined — to Johnson a 1 on 1 correspondence w/ his circlul of friends = the ultimate art — a lost art form for sure – nowadays ppl spread [ ... ]

450 > Rocky mtn Heights of Despair (hiking on Cioran) outside the contingent comfort zone of Algiers

ill-health = an obstacle to healthy thinking + by healthy thinking we dont mean naive positivity + shallow affirmations but healthy doses of brooding melancholy — we also misanthropes thinking all = futile + absurd (specially in such times of Trump) but want a clear head thinking our weight thru such things — to not misteak such thawts from coming from within — keep our own bodies pure as [ ... ]

449 > a Seed fever in Asspen induiced by sinickle psycling to get high + knot breeding nun

for xample «it = raining» = «it ≠ sunny» + by assaying «≠ sunny» rather than jus «raining» dont constrick the landgauge nun but leafs it open for other possibilitees — «defnitely we shd knot talk unlike this ending now» translates to «purhap we shd rite like this starting now» — hed hurts too mush to rap our head a round righting like this tho — in fack it = reining + the 4cast today = 100% reign [ ... ]

448 > crabfest in the vanilla calamari HQ: re-quartered arkhives gitting lost in shocklit city

got up to tell her no need to send ambulance we ok – trying desperately to act normal – must have walked thru the kitchen + again we blacked out — falling onto the dining table w/ the crabs piled high on it – evidently hitting our head — by this time drenched in sweat – witch = our reaction to most anything so knot unsual — meanwhile our houseguest shows up – knocks on the door comes in ¿wut [ ... ]

447 > unpacking red-flagged strip files in the ununited nonstate of Amerika

we couldnt quite reach them so we got our Ethiopian shepherds cane + when we started to try to open the shoeboxes w/ the cane we saw a large snake w/ alternating bands of red + white + black – we tried to remember wat combination the coral snake has – how the saying went (to differentiate it from the nonvenomous king ± milk snake) [now that we awake we member «red on yellow will kill a fellow [ ... ]

446 > erazing x-trazes 3: Δifferentiating to Staten Island in prep to defect

[the only true measure] [why u need to change up your living situation every so often] [for purspective] [just like u need to change up your reading + writing habits] [if anything to make u appreciate the everyday abuses of landgauge] [also intresting Derrida talking about the influents of agriculture on landguage] [once we humans became rooted in 1 place] [nomads have no need for written [ ... ]

445 > erazing x-trazes 2: calculusing disorientation + polarized Δiffrents in Queens from our own degeneration

[also intresting how Derrida [via Rousseau] reduces music to the calculus of intervols] «The growth of music, the desolating separation of song and speech, has the form of writing as "dangerous supplement": calculation and grammaticality, loss of energy and substitution. The history of music is parallel to the history of the language, its evil is in essence graphic. When he undertakes to explain how [ ... ]

444 > erasing x-rayed grammatologie in the traceless xxing of our finel Lex-iconic flâneur

[Derrida thinks he = THE 1] [when the 1 w/ the rite antser to it ∀ll never articulets it out loud] [sum nunk in a cave in unnamed mtns] [± never even thawt it to begin] [popularity ± fame becomes like putting sumthin in writing] [the second u become «famous» u die inside] [better to remane in flux] [not conscious of image ± xpectation] [the more peepole read a txt the more it gets flogged like a dead [ ... ]

443 > granmatickly deconstructing Gotham w/ a verticul tie-in down Bdwy

beyond smells the accumulation of fairmoans living confined in such proximity as we run up 18 stories we kin smell each flor member us reading sumwhere a study on this w/ animols rats ± monkeys ± flies how a certin fairmoan gets released that we deteck + the more dents the more it accumulets + stews the air all around us full uv aggresshun even if u cannot see ± hear + the sound [ ... ]

442 > a papertrail of kept records + autobiographic #s booked thru a chosen peephole of sincere transparentsy

we wont miss this elitist ethnocentric New Yorky attitude holier than thou this inner circool of jerky-intellectual crop-crème think they got the pulse on the rest of the whorld the way NY Times ± New Yorker write well-researched articles all smug about how quaint + provincial the rest of us meak lives like its existence mere kitsch content for our snobby high art + fiction this sort of shit makes me wanna [ ... ]

441 > Firewalk w/ me + la petite-fille de Camus in Tahiti to get Dengue fever + kicked out of Club Med (a deathrock leisure study) [from our 1990 journel]

To make matters worse the fishing was lousy. I was using bread as bait. The French mermaid lay there for a while then paddled in. I baited my hook, threw it in, then jumped in after it. The water was nice. I continued fishing + then she came back + parked herself on the dock next to me (w/ her shirt on now). She said something in French, then "no fish?" Her english wasn't so good, so we talked [ ... ]

440 > n ∀merikin horse tongue sandwitch + the crime of lot # 321,278,823

but as a cullective hole Buttlure not a righter so much as channelure as weave sed b4 a shapeshifter that wurms his weigh thru udder beans even into yur hed thru yur ear he occupies ∀ll uv us cullectifly us ∀merikins anyweigh he colonizes our hedspazes + agin 300,000,000 farther proof that Butler not 1 human butt (as sed us b4) «a colony of ant-ish cells» ± sum udder social incest [ ... ]

439 > Viconcrete poetree + seedy arkhives «not books but 3D spaces where sensorial experience finds abode»

like travelling to every country in nel mondo going no further than the airport giftshops w/ all the cliché kitschy knickknacks di quel paese on display architected all fancy but makeshifty + even worse surrounded by annoying + pushy Italian famiglies w/ bratty kids really no reason to leave home u cd have a website dear Inurnet that contains all this [...] with next world fair shd take place online [ ... ]

438 > Mt. Truth + the isle where Joyce got bewitched: Swiss primitive socialism + Bauhaus boars

(purpose of our trip not just to grow vegetables naked) then as a group (sum 50+ aggie types) went to Isola Brissago a private isle where lived sum rich Russian Baroness (Antoinette Saint Leger) collecting exotic plants after her Irish husband died James Joyce visited + stayed there evidently he «was not impressed, referring to her as a woman who had buried seven husbands without shedding a tear [ ... ]

437 > veggie nudisti in corso under a hole black sun alpine stile

across the border to Lugano but continued north thru a long tunnel (oh come gli Italiani fetish over them!) to Locarno/Ascona on northern end of Lago Maggiore staying at some place up on a hill overlooking the lake feels like it belongs in a Fellini film sum sort of sanitarium retreat triggering memories of reading Mann's Magic Mountain decades ago evidently it used to = a vegetarian nudist colony [ ... ]

436 > she seatells killer seatrain dreams by the severed salish seashore

then on a boat to go whalewatching > into Canadian waters > Salish Sea where detached human feet keep surfacing in running shoes > didnt see floating feet but saw sum orcas from the J + L pods > so called «residents» > 1° time seeing them in the wild pretty [ ... ]

435 > a Puget sound + fury of accumulating self-justification resounding a dream machine

What growth there was consisted of weeds and the trees were mulberries and locusts and Sycamores—trees partook also of the foul dessication which surrounded the houses; trees whose very burgeoning seemd to be the sad and stubborn remnant of September, as if even spring had passed them by, leaving them to feed upon the rich and unmistakable smell [ ... ]

434 > lifelog or die! click here to naturelly decompose to Inurnet + fiend for yoreself who primed the pump

not just about saying knotty things ether they also penulize u for not putting the rite tags ± labels ± keywords in the titles ± opening p-graphs ± for generully crappy writing comme si riddled w/ typos not making scents like we spam link farm ∀ll to $ell wut xcept a good hed-scratching [dandruff ad placement here] wats fucked tho = that buzzfeeding hipsters now generate content only to appease [ ... ]

433 > Re:invention of vestiges by which they drugged the buddhy

... thunder claps need a s♀rce uv reazən | Findagun Rake reamalgumates into swerling eddies uv particuls > milky-weighed whitewarsh mixing souley to smash de-liberated əˈgen in self-a-nile-elation | BB's babeling efforvescently in a bubble-chambered hive > «follow me beeline and you're bumblin» | Joice the quarky queen secreting royal jelly > JJ as particle metapsychicist ± armchair hydralogist [ ... ]

432 > «climbing to her crotch for the origin of spices»: around the world in 48 beds + still waking in fin again

@ 1 pt in the crowded loo not 1 but 2 blind men traing to eco locate the toilets w/ them red-tipped er canes > surreal to say the least > weave tried to imagin b4 wut it must = «like» to = blind but never b4 did the loo situation occur to us > imagin pissing into the unknown comme ça? talk about a leap uv faith > guys next to u coaching u thru it > «wee bit to the rite mate .. tad higher .. attaboy [ ... ]

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