Over at BoingBoing.net they’re featuring - as in ‘above the name banner, top right corner’ - a story on Annalee’s first novel, with a cover shot and an excerpt.
I’d come across this very impressive bit of frippery, and as a respite from the increasing stresses of daily life in these would-be United States, I’d like to share it with all of you.
BBC is reporting on significant new archaeological findings in the immediate vicinity of what is arguably the most famous Anglo-Saxon trove: the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Rendlesham, East Anglia. LIDAR ground surveys have revealed what may well be the presence of a ‘palace’ as mentioned by the Venerable Bede in the…
So, having just checked the news at BBC, I come back reporting the Gawker bankruptcy story is the second on the ‘trending now’ list and the Queen’s Birthday Honours include a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George to the Brastronaut. So he is now styled Sir Tim Peake, OMG.
So, remember that weasel on a bird, or that raccoon on an alligator? Well, that animal co-op has made it up to the large aquatic mammals now... BBC reports on a seal spotted surfing on a humpback whale Down Under - but unfortunately not in New South Wales.
Call me zuludaddy.
Greetings to all on a fine day. Remember the North!
...but I’m hoping the smart folk who hang out ‘round these parts might have an insight I am lacking here.
Hey all you ‘deckers and ‘niners - I’m sitting in the vet’s offices waiting for Zulu to come out of surgery to clear a blocked bowel... He’s twelve, and has a strong prognosis going in, but could die on the table... He’s the closest I’ll have to a kid, and my co-dependent partner-in-crime. Please - send him good…
The harbor has floating ice. We're getting another eight inches of snow tonight. The St. Patrick's Day Parade is in less than two weeks.
A writer at The Guardian asks after how we deal with the loss of an online friend. This still seems relevant to our interests (to me).
Or Doctor Sir The War? Certain Britons were honoured by the Queen in the "New Year's List," and amongst them we find John Hurt, now to be knighted; Emily Watson gets to add OBE to her name; and both Joan Collins and Kristin Scott Thomas are to be made Dames.
While we were shopping and getting fat during the past few weeks, some really disturbing shit has made the news, greeted mostly by yawns from the public at large. I've just read an[other] analysis of the "CIA Torture Report" and want to rage, curl up into a ball, do bad things to a certain former Vice President [not…
I hope each of you is celebrating in the way they see best fit. Cheers!
This image from last night's episode lasted less than a second, but it seemed quite deliberate. Is this the earliest instance of its appearance?
Caught a nice bit o' nature while out for afternoonses today: