March 20, 2017

Creating problems for profit, the Republicans

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 2:38 pm

Talk about gaming the system. It’s how Republican politics works.
It’s a form of making an investment. You have a business idea
that’s noxious to the world, obviously a bad idea, harmful,
you pony up a ton of cash to buy some Republicans, and get them to
establish a law that allows you to pollute and harm people,
eliminates sensible restrictions, even creates the problems
your business idea claims to address. The bought Republicans
do that eyes downward darting back and forth when discussing it.
An obviously bad idea, “why would anyone think of doing that”
eyes go down and dart around, then they lift their faces
and say some bullshit, all full of pseudo-self-righteous rectitude


With their embrace of prisons for profit they need not only
people to profitably imprison, but people to have the crimes
committed against them. And those victims had better have the money
to pay ambulance and a medical staff, or they’re just freeloaders.
Overly entitled freeloading victims of crime.

The bright weather today just irritated me. It really did.
I was out on my bike but making clear, “Don’t give me that
bright world state of mind,” It’s a dark world.

And it’s Trump causing a ton of it.

It’s like he’s planning to rape and pillage.
Destroy lives, destroy worlds, destroy the planet, the future
and be obnoxious about it. Insulting people while he does it
is important for him.

Irresponsible foreign policy ie relations with other nations
maniacal spending on wasteful military security and prison culture
and cruel Potterstown exploitation of the population in America
and everywhere. The Mammon President.


December 30, 2016

Christmas 2016: Lights and Travels

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 1:44 pm

I always tend to see a lot of the 401 on the holiday break
and it’s an ouvre unto itself: flat snowy landscapes under grey skies
often blurred or obscured by motion and window reflections.
Most Christmasses at some point my mother and I drive around
looking at people’s lights. 025

I want to start with my absolute favorite of the weekend.
St Clair Beach used to be Windsor’s cottage country, a tiny village
of tiny lightly built houses, often upraised on posts due to possible
flooding, with nice little gardens often sinking below the level
of the piping! Dangerous place to mow a lawn, as bits of piping rise
above soil level. Many of the cottages have been demolished or built upon
with lots of larger houses now, but to see one of the old original
houses cheerfully decorated for the holidays is a happy thing: 031

The larger houses and St Clair Beach’s classic ‘ranch styles with sunken den”
type homes are cool too at Christmas time. 029036035

Some exotic, some postcard classic:


Observations this year: We were pleased by the element of tasteful restraint
this year. Some years we’ve really remarked about the wastefulness
and excess, with vast comprehensive displays of electrical wattage.
Understated was the theme, for those with lights, while many had none.
Obviously I like the deep crayon bulbous lights of the bygone era
and send a happy smiling wave of the mind upon those types of houses.
Anachronisms are not just golden but multicoloured, just like people.

I write all this as one who has not put up a single decoration
except for adding cards received to the top of the big bookcase
along with the little buddha, the globe, the Norton World and Postmoderns
Anthologies, and Neil Hennessy’s Jordin Tootoo tribute.
Apartment buildings get decorated less but still for a litmus
we saw buildings with anywhere from one to three units decorated,
a lot of houses too. Putting lights on balconies can be frightening
and I for one it wouldn’t even come to mind.


You’ll have to click it to enlarge to see the decorated ones
the painted stones as they say


December 23, 2016

Post-Equinox Sparrow Report 2016/17 Season

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 2:19 pm


It’s been a spectacular year for the little dudes.
They’ve faced their losses, great leaders have fallen,
leaving their greybeard tufts fluffing in the breeze
after battles with the starlings, but to a good cause.
They are many, and they are strong. They are expanding.


My persistence with the wild bird seed and careful navigation of their situation
has them flourishing. In a new development for the group in the shipping yard
little mobs from further away have been joining them, and they’ve been getting along.
It’s a nice change.

And I think it’s benefitting them. They disappear for lengths of the day
joining the other sparrows in their areas. The diversification of options will help.
There’s more hunter birds in the area this time of year. There was one I thought
was a dove til it flew. Another one suddenly took off when they discovered it
right where the group was festively dining.


In the extreme cold they become all bird bone and steel
and shrink themselves weightless expending little;
but they like regular cold weather, it gives them a zing,
and they have fantastic days.


November 13, 2016

Solidify your base

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 4:16 pm

so of in nettles insides come along.
So many good points around the role of faking things
and trying on obsessions politics identities

tangentially an insight into Trump supporters
(maybe the first one I have ever had)
people who have no lives, no role, no identity
trying on being Trump supporters, with his affirmations for doing so
maybe the only affirmation they get in their lives currently
and then they bond with each other
like some swamp version of the borg
throughout all the mouldy high schools of the land
on up into those not finding a first career
as of age 59 “always been a useless sack of shit”
now a Trump supporter, whose going to turn over everything.

Jesus Saves. Jesus Trump, of the
Now you have an identity
movement. “See? Now you’re with me
And I won’t even remember your name”
3, 5 years later, they’ll realize what a joke it was.
“you have done a good job, voting for me”
The evil mezmerist

Actual Mesmerists will deal with this man

But his supporters will love him for giving them that brief time
when they had an identity, and were connected to the world

see ya in sheep steaks voter, Trump will yell to them
once vested of the powers of President
until Batman and Robin and oh the movie projects
he’ll spur the country with

It’s like beating back the devil out there
the Trump supporters careening through their lvs
confused and lost,.

As If drumpf will bring back manufacting glory to Michigan

As If

coal pollution and coalmining will make america great again

as if

undermining the trust of every allie
will ‘help’ the overseas efforts

like some moronic omen figure
a trite tabloid grotesque as the french would say

a man with the deadweight visage of a corpse thrown off a bridge
30 years ago, to be polite

definitely a supernatural evil

have no doubt

for shame Donald Trump’s life

exhaust that supernatural tension


You’re Gone, Don\ald Tr’ump ticket

It’d be a funny ending ending if he won

a rank idiot in charge

at least a Hillary win would be like clean hotels without bedbugs
a federal government that keeps things from going completely to hell

John R Barlow, Oversion Magazine
it isn’t true

I’m thinking a profanity laden rant on my
oversion weblog where swearing is allowed
built right into the settings, ‘Swearing?” Just fine.

swearing is allowed in oversion .

melt trump down c

and now you get the splendours of autumn

and answers to questions like
why is the moon so reflective
which I myself don’t know
whats with shining rock


October 21, 2016

Autumn Re-Enriches

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 11:54 am


Rainy days but if you ignore it the quality of light you can find is exemplary often bordering on unique.


October 13, 2016

Matthews Marners and Zaitsevs 1st Games as Leafs

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 2:17 pm

I will also absolutely seek to not bore you with hockey  009

Admit One: Hockey Poetry World
How quickly one takes for granted the 4 goals!

The Anti-Climactic can find its way in by any ingenius means.
A new season, a new world.
First off, Shoeless Joes (the former ferret&firkin/sticky wicket)
its ever changing decor featuring now a handsome
Bailiff’s letter in the window. It’s gone.
And 84 year old poet David Antin’s demise
suddenly overshadowing the start of the game.
I saw him read and admired him, but we didn’t converse.
He made a great impression on others though,
and I could see from his reading he was a great guy,
and intelligent, and of a novel mindset.
That shaking out and the fact that on the little bike ride over
Auston Matthews had scored the 1-0 goal. Huzzah.
 Ottawa got that one back. Bobby Ryan on the new
flashy top line 2, Dzingel I think, with Brassard and
rejuvenated Ryan. Finally seems like the player he’d seemed like.
Then it’s Auston Matthews with a stunning goal.
Stole on the puck 3 times in the course of stickhandling
through a maze of defenders.
 Ottawa got that one back. Karlsson from Brassard and Ryan.
Then Auston Matthews scored again, nice play from Rielly.
And that lead held up for more than 16 minutes.
Things were looking good all that time.
  Ottawa got that one back. Brassard. 3-3.
3 seconds to go 2nd period, great play, Auston Matthews!
And a nice long intermission ahead 4-3.
3rd period a sturdy defensive effort,
but a signalled automatic icing was waved off
and a split second later the puck’s in the net. Kyle Turris.
Anticipating a dazzling prolonged 3 on 3
Kyle Turris, again set up by Stone.
Would have been nice to win!
Matthews will have to be better next game,
and thats against Boston.
Basically Ryan Brassard’s line and Matthews Hyman Nylander line
dominated most if not all of their shifts
then suddenly Turris and Stone
gun us down.
Weird scene in the alternative bar, The Beer Station,
a long sketchy environment with cool new ownership
and now featuring a Bulgogi burger!
Definitely rocks. But not in a way
I recommend. Returned to a deplorable scene
on the front porch and blocking entry to alongside the building.
But Jesus, contemporary humanity, new forms thereof.
There’s more than just hipsters out there.
Almost an eery vibeto this remarkable beginning
to the careers of these superstars.
Varone has made the team in Ottawa.
The top two lines eating a lot of the ice time
but he’ll gradually hash out a career.
Matthews and Nylander come in with plus 3’s and multipoint games
to put it mildly in Matthews case
but the linemate, mr babcock favorite the hardworking Zach Hyman
just 1 assist, but a plus 4.
And your Mitch Marner fact?
by deep in the second period the leafs had had 20 attempts on the net
and 10 of them had been set up by Marner or were him
I predict he has a 15 point game some day
if he keeps skating like that.
A minus 2 on the night
Zaitsev a good game
and Connor Brown with many forays on the net
but yo the feeling of talking too much, revealing too much
in bars like that and bits of street like that.
The bar’s a block away – Always – all too local
fleeting culture shock
some whole new form of scroller humanity
all mini space ships of knowing everything, sort of,
and, growing poorer and poorer and poorer
and forms of drugs like no other era
not just the nihilist recreationals
people trust pot because it is what it is, a plant
not a postmodern science bad idea that is briefly profitable and
Also the sidewalk life of my neighbourhood
Stone aged stroller actually walking in trances
through the fluttering branches of shoulder to shoulder
Beckettian background cast, at about a quarter to Dickens

October 2, 2016

Recent Spectacular Birds

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 3:50 pm
The Starling-Robin

When I drew too near the robin flew off with the starlings as per ‘of the group’


September 22, 2016

A Celebration of Ordinary Days

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 12:47 pm

They can seem few these days,
009a but ordinary days are like the wheels in the machine of life improving. That seems vivid in this era. In the quest of days the extraordinary and the not ordinary wash over us. Ordinary days are rare moments of being.


Watching Forrest Gump instead of the noisy hockey game.



September 4, 2016

A good extreme weather day

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 2:17 pm

It was sheer bonus as we neared the plateau du 401
at the Chatham level. Chatham isn’t on the 401
but its exits are; we’re sailing along in a sunny day
when we see this line form in the sky ahead 002

As we drew near it became more enormous
and passing under it in awe was a great relief
like driving under the Ambassador Bridge in volatile fog
…then less than a minute later slaughtered with violent rain
Awesome weather


Chatham area on 401 had rarely seemed so pretty


June 20, 2016

Cormorant Apocalypse

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 2:22 pm

There’s no question the cormorants have more in mind than just taking over Leslie Spit


There’s got to be a million of them. Their densely packed areas
say nothing of the vast numbers in mile wide V’s coming across the lake
as they scope new areas. The Canada Geese do look a bit besieged compared.
ufo cormorantis 015016017

Also was glad to see the Cedar Waxwing Avant Garde the alien bird
Love CWW’s because they relate to me as an equal
I’m still interpreting their power but still haven’t seen a frightened one
Robins are so robust and sparrows and starlings are here for the long run
hawks, 008009019

mile long cormorant V
even the mallards are like wtf with the cormorants


Took two photos to get the whole line
and the lines were coming in every 70 seconds
to the crowded scene


Time to google how did people handle cormorants back where they come from

also saw a mink of bowevil who looked tired and dehyddrated
and a mockingbird


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