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January 2006
Red Iceberg
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jan 03, 2006
Status: Real Here's an odd image I found floating around on the web. It looks photoshopped, but it turns out that it's real. A Danish artist, Marco Evaristti, spray-painted an iceberg red back in 2004 to make some kind of artistic statement. As this MSNBC article explains: Evaristti and his crew sailed in two ice breakers from the small town of Ilullissat, Greenland, on Wednesday, and zigzagged among icebergs for about 30 minutes before they found the perfect frozen canvas. Working in minus 9 degree weather, it took about two hours for the 40-year-old artist to…
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Hoax Cartoons
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jan 03, 2006
Here's a couple of hoax-related cartoons. The first one was found by my wife in yesterday's paper: This next one was found by Big Gary on Yahoo. (It refers to Sony's fake graffiti.)
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Woman Marries Dolphin
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jan 03, 2006
Status: Not a legally recognized marriage A British woman has married a dolphin. The touching ceremony took place at Dolphin Reef in the Israeli port of Eilat (which is, I guess, where the dolphin lives). The dolphin is named Cindy, but despite the female name seems to be a male. (That would have made it even more unconventional if it was a gay interspecies marriage.) No word on where the couple plan to honeymoon. And one can only speculate on whether this marriage will ever be consummated. This may be the first human/dolphin marriage, but I don't think it's the first interspecies marriage. After all, I've posted before about Marry…
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Happy New Year
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 02, 2006
Happy New Year everyone. My new year's resolution is to be more productive, procrastinate less, post more often, and resurrect that email newsletter which I've started and let lapse numerous times. I'll start implementing these resolutions as soon as I finish watching the first season of Lost, which I got for Christmas on DVD. One has to have priorities, after all.
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Publishers Reject Booker Prize Winners
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 02, 2006
Status: Publishers hoaxed Convinced that the publishing industry can no longer recognize quality literature when they see it, the Sunday Times devised an experiment to test their theory. They submitted opening chapters of books by V.S. Naipaul and Stanley Middleton to twenty publishers and agents. The results: None appears to have recognised them as Booker prizewinners from the 1970s that were lauded as British novel writing at its best. Of the 21 replies, all but one were rejections. Only Barbara Levy, a London literary agent, expressed an interest, and that was for Middleton’s novel. She was unimpressed by Naipaul’s book. She wrote: “We . . . thought it was quite original. In the end…
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