Today being a holiday, I had a night down the Blok yesterday with my good friend The Reveller
. I won't report the shillyshallyings on the grounds that I may be incriminated, but I will say that staying upright ain't so easy today.
Hence my heading and the following.
Most of us seem to like each other's lists and I figured that you may be intrigued /fascinated /bored (delete as you will) by the mailing lists I'm subscribed to. They aren't in any particular order.What's Rattlin'
All the news and views related to music groups which emanated from Canterbury,UK, in the late 60s. Think Soft Machine, Gong, Caravan and the whole family of musos. I have about 150 albums and bootlegs of this music here in Jakarta.Freecycle Jakarta
A group with the aim of recycling unwanted goods among its members. Its main achievement so far seems to be recycling emails.Our Planet
, a weekly e-magazine bringing environment friendly news direct to our inboxes.Upstate New York Greenlights Revolutionary Eco-Megamall After years of bickering and delays, local officials in Syracuse, New York have finally given the green light to the world's first green megamall. Developers have promised that the proposed multi-billion dollar entertainment and shopping complex, dubbed DestiNY USA, would run entirely on wind turbines, solar panels, fuel cells and biofuels while serving as a model for clean living and green shopping. The new mall would be the largest green real estate development in the world to date.The Fiver
A weekdaily football-orientated email from the Guardian which can also be seen online in the Football Guardian
."I just travelled all the way to London to attend Pele's book signing and arrived 90 minutes before the time only to see a line longer then a 1970s dole queue. 'Sorry, queue closed,' I was advised by Adolf Hitler's grandson, who apparently works for Books Etc. So off I trudged with not even a glimpse of the great man. I still can't understand the fuss - he wasn't that great in Escape To Victory." RainForest AlertLocated in Perak state along the Thailand border of Peninsular Malaysia, Belum Temengor rainforests are a world-class wilderness with tremendous ecological, aesthetic and economic values including immense tourism potential. Sadly, this large and intact life-sustaining ancient rainforest marvel is now under threat from both legal and illegal industrial logging.
Belum-Temengor's rainforests provide the last refuge for at least 14 globally threatened mammals including the Sumatran rhino, the Malayan tiger, the Asian elephant, tapirs and leopards. This is the only place in Malaysia where all 10 of Malaysia's hornbills are found, flying in flocks of more than 2,000, something not found anywhere else in the world.
All About Jazz
A monthly email reminder to check out a very good site which is just as its title suggests.Charlton Athletic News Bulletin
is the group everyone subscribes to.
World Wide Words
is a wonderfully educational weekly email from lexicographer Michael Quinion. I like words. He likes them more and he likes more of them.John Dutton found an item in The Suburban, a Montreal paper, dated 3 May, about forthcoming legislation that would ban smoking in Quebec's restaurants and bars: "Anna Gomez, a Côte des Neiges resident and smoker, also approves. 'I won't die if I don't smoke,' she said." Mr Dutton notes that immortality is one of the less-publicised benefits of quitting.
Having quit the evil weed just over three months ago, I was really heartened to read that.