Monday, June 04, 2012
From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
- Search for Hidden Beasts — An appearance by Nick on Ken Gerhard's radio show...
Just posted at Frontiers of Zoology:
And Tyler Stone has also just posted at The New Zoology:http://cryptoanimals.blogspot.com/2012/06/many-varieties-of-mystery-primate.html
We also have the long awaited pre-order links for the special CD/DVD edition of Michael Des Barres' forthcoming album 'Carnaby Street':
We have a story about Rick Wakeman:
And it seems that the Auburn juggernaut is slowly gathering momentum, and that my ongoing quest to have Liz Lenten declared not only a massively talented singer/songwriter, but Empress of the entire Universe, is well underway:
We have a link to an insightful review of Merrell Fankhauser:
And finally, we have another video clip of the mighty Wally doing their own initable thing. What a band!
On this day in 1910 the American author O. Henry died. Many of O. Henry's stories were so popular variations of them have now entered the public conscious as modern day folk stories or friend of a friend tales. For example I bet you're familiar with the plot of 'The gift of the Magi' even if you've never read the story of knew it existed before now: A man and women buy each other Christmas presents but are almost penniless, so the woman sells her long beautiful hair to get a chain for the man's watch as a gift meanwhile the man sells his watch to be able to afford a fancy comb for the woman. They meet up later to give each other their gifts, which are now worthless.
And now the news:
- Livestock house video draws animal cruelty charges...
- Recession doubles the number of racehorses being d...
- Effects of Trees Killed by Bark Beetles On Wildfir...
- Monkey Lip Smacks Provide New Insights Into the Ev...
- After-Sex Switch: Mapping the Changing Behaviors i...
- New York’s beekeeping craze bringing dangerous swa...
- New population of Critically Endangered Myanmar sn...
A recording of O. Henry's voice (the idea of celebrities recording their voices for prosperity like this was very popular in the early days of sound recording, P.T. Barnum has one of these too if you fancy googling it) :
Hairless animals (that we conventionally think of as having hair) are weird looking. Hairless dead animals freak people the hell out.
Hairless monkeys? Sad.
Hairless humanoids (no matter how lame) make people panic.
Hairless coyotes, foxes, dogs, raccoons, yada, yada, yada? They are now called chupacabras.
There are perfectly natural reasons for why these pathetic animals are follically impaired. It’s not unnatural or mysterious and it’s not a reason to shoot them or think they sucked the blood out of your livestock. Why do the hairless dead engender our morbid fascination and disgust?