Everyone needs a good, mindless beach novel, and Great Old Ones are no different. Calamore, by noted authoress Cepha Lopöd, is a turgid tale of romance, betrayal, forbidden love, and tentacles. Lots and lots of tentacles.
There is a huge flock of wild parrots living in SF. Every day around 4:00pm, the flock congregates at a waterfront park in the middle of the city to roost for the night. I'm now addicted to walking downtown to see these little guys. They are so sweet and will fly over and sit on your head and shoulders if you feed them sunflower seeds. As an added bonus, they'll poop on your clothes too.
A British records office has complied a list of more than 1,000 unusual names found in censuses as well as in births, deaths and marriage records going back as far as the 16th century. "My all-time favorites are Abraham Thunderwolff and Freke Dorothy Fluck Lane," said Rene Jackaman, archive assistant at Cornwall County Record Office.
Other discoveries included Boadicea Basher, Philadelphia Bunnyface, Faithful Cock, Susan Booze, Elizabeth Disco, Edward Evil, Fozzitt Bonds, Truth Bullock, Charity Chilly, Gentle Fudge, Obedience Ginger and Offspring Gurney.
The records show a Levi Jeans was married in Padstow, Cornwall, in 1797. Other strange combos in the marriage records include Nicholas Bone and Priscilla Skin, married in 1636; Charles Swine and Jane Ham in 1711; John Mutton and Ann Veale in 1791, and Richard Dinner and Mary Cook in 1802.
A while back we did an online show inspired by Sea Monkeys; and the Sea Monkey people took notice! They're looking for more Sea Monkey art to add to their gallery, so send 'em your briny best!
And tell 'em we sent you, cuz...well, it makes us look good. Ok!
Sea monkey image from 165 Great Things About America.
Actual size of image: one inch
Everytime I walk down Post Street into the City I see this shy little lion tucked away into the door.
This time I had a camera. This little dog is so sweet and so shy and he sits in a doorway and waits for his owner to load up the car after a days's work. Everyone who walks by stops in their tracks to ohh and ahh over this sweet little lion dog.