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Careful With That Amphioxus, Eugene

Spare a thought for the amphioxus, a humble marine creature which spends its adult life buried in sand, filtering particles of food from seawater using its beautiful and elaborate system of gill slits. On the left is a picture of … Continue reading

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That Was The Week That Was

What a week it’s been. Honestly, if you’d have made up this week’s news, nobody would have believed you. So, what have we had? * A meteor exploded over Russia, quite close to the city of Chelyabinsk. The impactor is … Continue reading

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The Boson

(with apologies to Hilaire Belloc.) The Boson is so very small You cannot make it out at all, Though physicists have money on Its presence in the Tevatron. Notwithstanding the concern Of colleagues beavering at CERN All hoping that it … Continue reading

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Writings

It’s just occurred to me that I have the manuscripts of three different books at three different publishers, in three different genres, at once, all together, simultaneously, and at the same time. This has never happened before. The Beowulf Effect: … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Scarcely-Clad Blonde Cavorts in Waves

Now, I wonder how much traffic this’ll bring in? A post I wrote about chicken husbandry about three years ago continues to be popular in Pakistan and parts of the Middle-East. It was called Hot Girl-on-Girl Action.

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #766

I have been deluged with several signs portents signs from our Latin America Correspondent, Dr A. C. of Santiago de Chile. There’s this; this; this; and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, this; I wonder what this is trying to tell us?

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Country Life

The global economy is in tatters; the Eurozone teeters on the brink; much of Africa is starving; thousands are massacred in Syria; and Israel and Iran edge towards war. Meanwhile, in Norfolk…

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Crabs

Last weekend the environs of North Norfolk were infested by played host to the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival. Cromer’s turn was Saturday, but I missed it as I was too busy in my shed listening to tapes … Continue reading

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Music

It will not have escaped the notice of either of my readers that I have been somewhat absent of late. Absent in more than one sense, as I have been fighting off a rather vicious episode of depression caused mainly … Continue reading

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Regions

My apologies for being late to the party. I could plead that I missed the bus, thinking – mistakenly, as it turned out – that it went to the station, but I shall not plumb that particular chthonos. I shall … Continue reading

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