Monthly Archives: November 2011

Another Excerpt

Since posting an excerpt of my third fifth forthcoming tome The Beowulf Effect: Fossils, Evolution and the Human Condition¬†I have been deluged by a Dr I. B. of Tennessee, notwithstanding inasmuch as which Dr J. G. of Sussex, and no … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #5150

This photo comes from the collection of esoterica maintained by my friend Professor Trellis of North Wales, and is used by permission. No, we don’t know either. We suspect it might be a device used to irradiate frogs so that … Continue reading

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Ban It

The British Medical Association has called for a ban on people smoking in cars. Not other peoples’ cars – their own cars. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s an outrageous idea. What business do doctors have … Continue reading

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You’ll both know by now that we’re very fond of animals here at the Maison des Girrafes. At the moment we have two dogs, four cats, a rabbit, thirteen hens, two snakes, five freshwater tropical fish and an axolotl.¬†We’ve previously … Continue reading

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The biggest problem with computers, as I have always thought, is the whole business of getting your wishes out here to link up with what the computer is doing in there. Many times, when I’ve been struggling with against a … Continue reading

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I’ve just arrived in Vegas for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. This is the view from my hotel bedroom window. No, seriously. I’ve never been to Vegas before, and as for first impressions, I have … Continue reading

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