Monthly Archives: January 2004


From The Sidney Morning Herald comes this requiem: A dead, 50-tonne sperm whale exploded in a busy street in Taiwan, showering passers-by in blubber, blood and innards. The 17-metre whale died after beaching itself and was being hauled to a research station through Tainan City on Wednesday on a flat-bed truck. Television reports showed a […]
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A Gorey Death

You will drink too much gin. Not the worst way to die, but you won't remember too much of your life. Hey, at least you made some people laugh! What horrible Edward Gorey Death will you die? via Quizilla, of course.
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Go here to listen to four very cool whalesong recordings from Ocean Mammal Institute, a group working to restrict, if not outright ban, the use of high-intensity active sonar. Which is also very cool. via pink plaid face
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Poly Ticks

Ye olde national government are starting to think about floating a trial ballon on the idea of having an election sometime, this year maybe, if no one's too busy and Fred can get the truck tuned up. Here to keep an eye on the doings, coast to coast to coast to increasingly paranoid border, is […]
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Mountains Left to Climb

It's not that far away, but it seems as if the places that are closest to us are the hardest to reach. And the things we most want to do the least likely we'll find time for. So it's two months into the effective season for skiing on Cypress and we've finally put in an […]
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