Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Sniper

By Johnny Logan Spencer Jr.  Found here, news story here.

As the tyrant enters his cross hairs the breath he takes is deep
His focus is square on the target as he begins to release
A patriot for his people he knows this shot will cost his life
But for his race and their existence it is a small sacrifice

The bullet that he has chambered is one of the purest pride
And the inscription on the casing reads DIE negro DIE
He breathes out as he pulls the trigger releasing all his hate
And a smile appears upon his face as he seals that monkeys fate

The bullet screams toward its mark bringing with it death
And where there was once a face there is nothing left
Two blood covered agents stare in horror and dismay
Looking down toward the ground where their president now lay

Now the screams of one old negro broad pierces thru the air
Setting off panic from every eyewitness that was there
And among all the confusion the hero calmly slips away
Laughing for he knows there will be another negro holiday

Causation Transitivity Christmas E-Card (PowerPoint).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Jeff Hilson has been posting some visual poems which I really like, from a sequence called "slates."  (They remind me a bit of political cartoons? -- stripping complicated states of affairs (e.g. Mr. Chaytor's wife) down to rudimentary pyschic drives, & so mutating allusively under exposure to some kind of background radiation). The recent batch, an earlier batch and search?q=slates. Here are some:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Metropolitan Populations

Bangkok, Thailand - 7,221,000
Beijing, China - 12,033,000
Bogotá, Colombia - 6,834,000
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 12,431,000
Cairo, Egypt - 10,772,000
Calcutta, India - 12,900,000
Chicago, USA - 6,945,000
Delhi, India - 11,680,000
Dhaka, Bangladesh - 10,979,000
Istanbul, Turkey - 9,413,000
Jakarta, Indonesia - 9,815,000
Karachi, Pakistan - 11,774,000
Lagos, Nigeria - 13,488,000
Lima, Peru - 7,443,000
London, UK - 7,640,000
Los Angeles, USA - 13,129,000
Manila, Philippines - 10,818,000
Mexico City, Mexico - 18,131,000
Moscow, Russian Fed. - 9,299,000
Mumbai, India - 18,042,000
New York City, USA - 16,626,000
Õsaka, Japan - 10,609,000
Paris, France - 9,638,000
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10,556,000
Sáo Paulo, Brazil - 17, 711,000
Seóul, South Korea - 12,215,000
Shanghai, China - 14,173,000
Tehrãn, Iran - 7,380,000
Tianjin, China - 10,239,000
Tokyo, Japan - 28,025,000

(From Worldatlas. Wikipedia pages: metropolitan areas, cities proper, urban areasurban agglomerations, LUZ, comparative table).