September 18th, 2005

Porsupah smile by Djinni

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(Today's entry's soundtrack can be found here (3.1MB) temporarily)

Oddly, whilst it seems easy enough to find online guides to moths, mushrooms are a different kettle of platypi altogether, presumably due to the comparative lethality of the two. Still, whilst wandering back from town the other day, taking the quiet path by the river, I spotted two identical fungi, and managed to identify them as the shaggy ink cap, coprinus comatus.

An article from Harper's, whether you're religious or not, American or not, is worth reading: The Christian Paradox, comparing Jesus' teachings, against their practicing in the US of today, by a widely published Christian writer.

I wonder how much CB's used now. The idea of a public, unlicensed band seems like such a good one, but has it been wiped out by cellphones?

As part of their general joy over changing paper formats (to "Berliner", midway between broadsheet and British tabloid), the digital Guardian and Observer are free until Sep 26. They're exactly what you'll find in the print editions, but without the perils of inky paws.

One of the great things about DSL (or broadband in general) is it permits one to see shows you'd otherwise be unable to receive, or even never know about. In this case, Loonatics. I'll try it, out of scientific and artistic research's sakes.

(time passes)


Well, there was an action sequence, and some sort of set of vaguely Warner figures, and that's about it..

Omaha the Cat Dancer finally returns: "NBM Publishing has announced that it will be publishing new stories starring long-time post-underground comics character Omaha the Cat Dancer in Sizzle, its erotic comics magazine under its Eurotica imprint. The new work will be written by James (Kings in Disguise) Vance, the husband of the late Kate Worley, who created the original stories with Reed Waller. Worley left behind a detailed outline of the next Omaha story arc, which Vance and Waller will realize in at least 128 new pages over several quarterly issues of Sizzle. The first new story will appear in Sizzle #28 in November.

I otter get some travel footage up on the site sometime - I'm thinking of Furteventura to start with, given the unearthly tones the ground there afforded, ranging from raw volcanic black, through to Martian reds, with about as much photosynthetic life in parts. Quite beautiful, in an unearthly way.

NBM is also reprinting all of the previously published Omaha stories in seven volumes of 100 to 128 pages each. The first volume will be released in October, with additional volumes following on a quarterly schedule. The new story arc will be collected in the eighth volume."

If you're in search of examples where people have used a homophone in place of the intended word, such as "censor" instead of "sensor", or crunched phrases like "lactose intolerant" into "lack toast and tolerant", behold the Eggcorn Database.

Ep.38/39 of Yakitate Japan made me wonder - there's potato bread, but is there yam bread somewhere? Seems it'd be usable in a similar manner, but imparting its innate sweetness to the dough.

There's been a request for the CIA's report on the WTC attacks to be made public: 'The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee want CIA Director Porter Goss to provide a public version of his agency's hard-hitting report on the failures leading up to Sept. 11, 2001. In a letter made public Friday, Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., and the panel's top Democrat, California Rep. Jane Harman, asked Goss to reveal as much of the report from his inspector general as possible.

"We believe the public has a right to know if people should be held accountable for those failures as a result of gross negligence or misconduct," Hoekstra and Harman wrote on Sept. 6. "More importantly, the public also should know what steps should be taken in the future for the CIA to address the findings of the report."'