Saturday, 12 May 2018

W (May)

This May saw the largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Time cannot see, it’s an expression. Armchairs questioned whether this was a wave or a swell. Is this a question? Newspapers quickly asserted it did not ‘eclipse’ the LWER in the Northern Hemisphere (2013), as though the hemispheres are in some wave contest. “Chill out”, keyed con-trolls (without irony) at non-trolls who mentioned climate change online. Politicians didn’t mention climate change, it’s a vote loser. A marble obelisk carved with not one but two Vs has been dropped at this historic site: Very Vast Wave, or Volcanoes, perhaps.

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