It's a public holiday today because yesterday, which was the real, regular August 17th Independence Day holiday was a Sunday. Which is, for most of us, a holiday.
I generally assume that my local readers have more time on their hands for browsing on holidays, but I could be wrong. Perhaps folk log on to this site through their work computers. If so, rest assured that today's post - or is it yesterday's because you've logged on tomorrow? - is SFW.1. The paomnnehel pweor of the hmuan mnid
Although I have occasionally been accused of confusing my readers, most will recognise the truth of the saying 'Familiarity need not lead to contempt'.
Jakartass has a recognition factor
, and to demonstrate this may I suggest that you copy my URL - http://jakartass.blogspot.com
- into the space provided on this page
and see if I still make sense.2. Environmental Graffiti
is "for environmentalists who don't take themselves too seriously
I doubt that you can you resist stories such as:
* Beijing’s Amazing Urban Forest
* 30 Objects Swallowed by Lava and Pyroclastic Ash
* Cuba In Animals For Oil Deal
* Pre War Underwater Aquarium Plans, 1936
* 11 Green Technologies That Vanished Like a Thief in The Night
* What do Lunar Cycles and Gruesome Beheadings Have in Common?
* Tiny Lego Terrorists Hijack Power Plant
* Sensational Smoke Art3. Big Foot Found
Every country seems to have a semi-mythical beast, such as the Himalayan Yeti (aka Abominable Snowman), Scotland's Loch Ness has its monster, and the remote forests of northwest America and British Columbia, Canada has Big Foot, also known as Sasquatch, an allegedly ape-like creature.
Now it has supposedly been found
, and here
is a picture of it.
(For a time the Orang Rimba (Jungle) forest dwellers of Sumatra were considered similarly mysterious. However, the greedy loggers of this country have given them the glare of a denuded landscape and a memory of a lifestyle which was totally in tune with their surroundings.)4. The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
is "an international literary parody contest
".The competition honors the memory (if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is childishly simple: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.
This year's winners have just been announced and these are my favourites today. Tomorrow?As a cold winter sun was just rising above the lonely French village of Vicres-le-Buffeur, the forlorn figure of a man dressed in rich Arabian silks could be seen crouching in the center of the market square, crying softly and cradling in his arms the limp and lifeless body of what appeared to be a large hamster.by Arndt Pawelczik, Hennef, GermanyIt was common knowledge around town that Bill drank like a fish, the kind of fish that consumes large quantities of cheap scotch on a daily basis.by Brent Sheppard, Morganton, NC