Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Each year I have someone suggest to me that we release the talks from the WW on a series of DVDs and charge for it. We won't do that. That smacks unpleasantly of exploitation to me. We would rather do it our way.
As you know, Oll has been working on the archiving project since early February 2009 and he is now working on a general mish-mash of a section known as `General Forteana`. This 21st collection once again really is a general mishmash of completely uncategoriseable stuff, including pornography for gorillas, fattism, and sightings of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It doesn't get much better than this. Good stuff.
Photos of a black lion (that isn't actually black):
A PDF of the published description for a new titi monkey:
But I am rambling – here are this posting’s offerings:
3-foot alligator found crossing Massachusetts street
Dead Minke Whale Found On Welsh Beach
Ostrich's motorway bid for freedom
Rabbit stowed away in car engine for 300-mile journey home... but then met a tragic end
No lions, but maybe a tiger -- oh my! (via Chad Arment)
AN UNUSUAL VISITOR: Manatee spotted near Clinton marina
Fearsome giant turtles found in Pacific cemetery (via Chad Arment)
Ootsa Lake creature sighting
Big snake sightings in Pike Co.
Medical aid for injured elephant
Teashop owner attacks 'spying' dog wardens
Humpback whale gives dazzling show
Mystery of the monster bug in Addiscombe
Well, apart from the last point (I don't know whether most of the sales are to the CFZ Family or not) he has hit the nail right on the head. We are a non-commercial publishing house, which was never intended to make a profit, and we publish books that we feel should be published whether or not they have any sales potential.
I fail to see anything wrong with that!