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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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Saturday, January 12, 2013

YESTERDAY'S LINKS

Thank you to Beth Wetherington and everyone else who pointed this out. I totally messed up yesterday's links on the main CFZ page. Goodness knows how I did it. Hopwever, they are now fixed and should read:

January 11th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: Dr Andrew May with Words from the Wild Frontier
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January 11th: CRYPTOLINK: Zimbabwe lake monster
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January 11th: NATURAL HISTORY: How to get a free booklet on the salamanders of Pennsylvania. If anyone reading this lives in the area, can they get me one?
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January 11th: NATURAL HISTORY: CFZ New Zealand on a very weird summer
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January 11th:CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
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January 11th: NATURAL HISTORY: CFZ Canada on a strange killer whale mystery
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January 11th:NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that - whereas the study of out of place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot, or lake monsters - it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean Zoologist to be interested in.
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January 11th: MUSIC AND MORE: the Gonzo Blog doo-dah man puts his hat on again
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January 11th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: Yesterday's News Today
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CRYPTOLINK: Bigfoot News January 10, 2013

A word about cryptolinks: We are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.  


Major news coming today on the Dr. Melba Ketchum Bigfoot DNA study, possible study publication soon, maybe next week. There will be a press release issued today regarding the Ketchum study. Ketchum and possibly others will be issuing the release. I would assume that publication is coming soon, possibly today, tomorrow or next week.  My sources in the Ketchum camp revealed to me recently a new publication date, which they put at “the first half of January.”

TODAY'S BIG CAT ROUND-UP

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012 Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.



ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From CFZ Australia:
From CFZ New Zealand:
From CFZ Canada:
  • Free Willys — Killer whales escape from being trapped under ice...

KARL SHUKER - HERE'S THE HIPPOTURTLEOX


What has an ox-like body with hippopotamus-like skin, the legs of a turtle, and a pair of short curled horns on its head???  Read Dr Karl Shuker's latest ShukerNature blog post and find out!

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES (CFZ)

In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that - whereas the study of out of place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot, or lake monsters - it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean Zoologist to be interested in. So, after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo, Corinna has taken the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.




I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

So Shosh and Gavin and the Orange Cat went back up to the frozen north yesterday afternoon. The Orange Cat had an opioid injection to calm his nerves, but despite my entreating my cold-hearted stepdaughter (who is, by the way, a qualified vet) wouldn't give me one. I spent the evening watching the DVD by The Gift Band, and mother and I both agreed that it was excellent while Corinna (who dislikes folk music) went off into the other room...
 
As you may have noticed, I am a fan of Helen McCookerybook, and today I have pinched two pieces of artwork from her archive..
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/helen-mccookerybook-two-pictures-from.html
 
An interesting post about Jon Anderson and his spiritual teacher
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/link-jon-anderson-and-divine-mother.html
 
 
I know it is off-topic, but I don't care! Wilko Johnson has been a classic British guitar hero for nearly 40 years. He has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, but he's not letting it get him down...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/wilko-johnson-has-been-diagnosed-with.html
 
Our daily visit to our friend Thom the World Poet, who is someone of whom I am really getting rather fond.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_12.html
 
Today's Gonzo Track of the Day is from Michael Des Barres doing something rather special
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-michael-des.html
 
*  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

*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat - puts it all
together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish and batrachians. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today



On this day in 1967 Dr James Bedford legally died and became the first person to be successfully cryonically preserved.
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