Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday’s News Today


It’s Wednesday and today as well as the latest news from the CFZ cryptozoology news blog, and increasingly bad pun, is the announcement of the biscuit of the week. This week’s biscuit’s are those plain biscuit augmented with a pink marshmallow and coconut topping. I have no idea what they’re called and haven’t actually seen them since the 1980s, does anyone know if they still make them? Anyway, the news:

New project to protect wildcats
Gray wolves delisted -- again
Chris the Fox full of beans
Local school to open Wildwood Fort

That ‘wood’ make an interesting day out.

(yes, I know that was a particularly feeble effort today but the powers that be have forsaken me today and I can’t really think of any better puns based on today’s news so if you can do better or can answer the biscuit related question posed earlier please use the comments section for this segment to do so. If you come up with anything half decent I’ll send you an original drawing of mine that you can pop up on your wall and show off at dinner parties.)


Kithra said...

Are the biscuits by any chance Jacob's Mikado:


They were still around in 2003

Oll Lewis said...

Thanks Kithra, those are exactly the ones I meant.

Fantastic biscuits, I remember my nan having a supply of these every time me and my brother would visit. Shame they're so hard to come by in Britain these days.

Your comment has earned you a picture of a fish enjoying itself.

Kithra said...

Thanks Oll. I'm afraid that I've no recollection of those particular biscuits, but then I'm not a fan of marshmallow. But I hope you might still be able to find a shop selling them somewhere.

Great picture of that fish, and just what I needed to brighten my day this morning :)