June 18, 2010 · 3:16 am
Finnish. (Bear with me, my proofreading is slow.)
Blackwatertown the book and Blackwatertown the blog have both come good this week.
A while ago Kerry View told me to hurry up and “finish the damn book. I promised to get it!”
Just the other day Tony Schaab asked, “Is your novel completely written?”
The answer is – Continue reading →
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December 6, 2009 · 4:58 pm
I’m thinking of getting one of these gadgets. Any advice or lessons learned from people out there?
RIP Robert Degen: You put your left leg in… The man who wrote the Hokey Pokey is dead. (Or should that be the Hokey Cokey?)
Here’s a very capable communicator with a wealth of life experience who is looking for a job. He has an interesting blog too.
Think before you make a placard
And lots of fascinating stuff from the Uni Sociology Club at the University of Northern Iowa.
Like the top tip for making a placard: Think first.
A stun gun shaped like tampons – in case you’d be embarrassed to be discovered with a weapon in your handbag. And how to make your eyes look bigger with LED eyelashes.
"Some squirrel nibbled the continent of South America on one of my pumpkins," reported Seth Masket. "It's freaking me out."
Finally, Strange Maps is the place to discover stains, bite marks, rust and clouds in the shape of countries, states and continents. It’s called Accidental Geography. Or more poshly – cartocacoethes – which means the uncontrollable urge to see maps in everyday, non-cartography-related objects. However, Cacoethes is a Greek word used to express uncontrollable urge or desire, especially for something harmful. Strange Maps thinks seeing maps everywhere is harmless, if not downright beneficial. It prefers the friendlier term, cartococcygia, for the condition. Cartococcygia literally means maps built by cuckoos – analogous to nephelococcygia (a term for seeing shapes in clouds, from The Birds by Aristophanes , literally: clouds built by cuckoos).
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