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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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Sunday, September 08, 2013

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS ELEVATED

Get ready to weep so grab the tissues
I was up all night with computer issues
or to be more specific with newsletter shite
cos it was claimed there was malware on the newsletter site
 
And was there? I can hear you moan,
of course not, but Google Chrome
flagged up as unsafe (and this is insane)
a cartoon I'd got from the Public Domian
 
And this is what really makes me sore,
I'd been using it for six months or more,
but the problem does now appear to be nixed
but I spent all night trying to get it fixed
 
But 'cos it is Sunday, it's also time
to do my Gonzo Blogs in rhyme
and its not like I do it for the money;
I do it, 'cos I find it funny
 
So let's start off now, (I think we'd better)
with issue 42 of the Gonzo Newsletter
which now is completely Malware free
you can be assured of that from me
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/newsletter-42.html
 
And now to get on with some work
the new album by Captain Kirk
is produced by Billy Sherwood who
says its really good WOOHOO!
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/its-got-unique-flow-to-it-billy.html
 
And on a related subject here's
a video which reduced me to tears
of laughter after that computer virus
here's Captain Kirk and Miley Cyrus
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/miley-cyrus-in-star-trek-universe.html
 
And now it's Merrell Fankhauser time
with a surname it's impossible to rhyme,
but his music's great I say to you
which is why I'm posting this review
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/merrell-fankhauser-review.html
 
Now here's a Jackson Webber song
its not too short and its not too long
but I can proudly shout WAYHAY!
It's today's Gonzo Track of the Day!
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-gonzo-track-of-day-jackson-webber.html
 
And finally (and I'm sure you know it)
some lines from Thom our own World Poet
who lives down south in Austin, Texas
from whence his rhymes will never vex us
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_8.html
 
AND WHILST ON THIS SUBJECT, THOM WRITES:
from my friend Po Witt
in reverence for your Sunday Edit
 
Some say it is
a crime to rhyme,
that we live
in a by-gone time

But what a time
it was to live,
for that and rhyme
we beg forgive.
 
And that's enough poetry for now
but we'll be back next week (and how!)

*  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

*  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
 
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

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