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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Monday, June 22, 2009

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday’s News Today

Yesterday’s News Today

Normally this would be Movie Monday, where I’d recommend a film that I think you’d probably enjoy; however today I thought I’d turn it over to you guys instead. Pop into the comments section and post your top 5 films of all time. In case you were wondering, here’s mine:
1) The Big Lebowski
2) The Shawshank Redemption
3) American Beauty
4) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5) Zodiac
A very predicable list, although I feel like a real heel for having to leave out Tron, Akira and the Fullmetal Alchemist movie. Hopefully I’ll get at least 1 reply this time….
And now, the news:

‘Panthers’, ‘leopards’ and ‘pumas’ sighted in fields throughout Ulster
Police: Murder victim Lizard Man witness
Large Blue butterfly officially saved – How did they do it?
Rwanda 'baptises' 18 endangered baby gorillas
Birds lap up new wetland
Success of kites project marked
Deadly Parasite Could Endanger Salmon And Trout Populations In U.K.
Loggerhead Sea turtle rescued from intake pump
Rare pine hoverfly to be reintroduced to the Cairngorms
Dramatic worldwide decline in caribou/reindeer numbers

What is a caribou’s favourite singer?
Elkie Brooks.


C-E C said...

5 is not a long enough list but I will try!

1. The Devil Rides Out
2. Conspiracy Theory
3. Pan's Labyrinth
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. The Song of Bernadette


Jon Downes said...

1. Animal House
2. Pink Flamingos
3. Triumph of the Will
4. King Kong (Original)
5. Fitzcarraldo