Earth is in Orbit of the Sun at 18 Miles Per Second—Flarf

And yet you feel like you are standing still.

This is about the preferred step frequency

And walking speed of Tyrannosaurus rex.


This is about the cuisine of

Human body movements

That track falling objects,


The visual system that uses the physical laws,

The coherent flight of flocks of birds,

And significant regional variations


Including the range of scenes

That get you ready for a fight.

This about three critical benefits


That went in behind eye beams

And other superhero lasers that do

Damage on an awesome catastrophic scale.


This about ignoring the placement of the Earth

In the center of a cosmic shooting gallery

And narrowly avoiding the daily apocalypse.


FLARF is a wild style of poetry that started as a joke. People noticed that no matter how bad your poems were would tell you that you had won their poetry prize. Then, they would try to scam you out of your money. So devious poets started sending the crappiest poetry they could write to Even that would win the poetry prize. These poets began sending each other their crappy poems, and eventually it became a legitimate poetry style. If you want to read more about the FLARF or any of the other poetry terms, check out the glossary of poetic terms from the Poetry Foundation at:

Google painting is a type of collaging that primarily uses internet search results and Google’s search prediction capabilities to generate quasi-random phrases. The technique helps jumpstart creativity with strange juxtapositions, broken syntax, and internet speak.