Obscure Store November 20th, 2001 @ 11:33 am PST
Two from the Obscure Store: A man test-driving a water bike was killed when a duck … flew into his face and knocked him into the water … Several thousand chickens were killed or maimed … yesterday morning when a tractor-trailer hauling crates of the birds lost the load on an Interstate 83 ramp.
Octopus Love November 14th, 2001 @ 10:09 am PST
A very special link via LarkFarm: Everything you ever wanted to know about Octopus Sex.
Hemingway’s Use of Animals as Psychological Symbols November 12th, 2001 @ 3:21 pm PST
On Hemingway’s use of animals as symbolism
Hemingway and the Beasts October 25th, 2001 @ 2:25 am PDT
Hemingway and the Beasts, by Jens Bjorneboe, is an essay exploring animal symbolism in Hemingway’s works. Update (June 2020): When I originally published this post, it included a link to a Norwegian translation of Bjorneboe’s essay, which was hosted on someone’s AT&T personal webpage. That website has since disappeared and I have been unable to […]
Sharks! October 24th, 2001 @ 1:55 am PDT
The Sharks in Literature site has a lengthy excerpt from The Old Man and the Sea.
Puppy Chow October 10th, 2001 @ 10:30 am PDT
If you own a 30-pound pit bull and a 200-pound Burmese python and they are both missing, it’s probably safe to assume the worst. link via radio mookie
Ribbit September 25th, 2001 @ 11:40 am PDT
People keep searching this site for the word frog. I don’t know why. If you come here looking for frogs, please leave a note and tell me what you hoped to find. My mind wobbles.
More Sharks September 4th, 2001 @ 2:21 pm PDT
“He was still talking when he came out of the water.” This is just getting to be too much. I saw Jaws when I was a kid and have always been at least a little bit scared of swimming. After this summer I don’t know if I’ll be able to go into the ocean ever […]
In Theory August 13th, 2001 @ 12:01 pm PDT
You really should read Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by the late, great Douglas Adams. There’s a bit in there about Schrödinger’s cat that started me tumbling down a long road (many, many years ago) of trying to learn everything I could about physics, metaphysics, philosophy, blah blah blah. (Try to find a copy of […]
Horse August 9th, 2001 @ 3:15 pm PDT
If there’s one thing on the ‘net that I’m guilty of over-blogging, it’s this. I can’t help it. Every few months I somehow find myself reading it – and laughing – and I feel as if I must let anyone who hasn’t read it yet know it is there. Go read this. You will laugh.