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December 2007

I’ll kill the rabbit

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 30, 2007  ·  Surreal

All good Wagnerians should watch this, but you probably have to be a Wagnerian to appreciate it fully!  Thanks to Jon Husband for the link.


So is Dave Pollard the next Mother Ann Lee?

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 30, 2007  ·  Reflections

Like many others I have been watching Dave Pollard's postings within a mixture of interest and growing concern for several months now; especially since a discussion in San Jose where I discovered the degree of his engagement in Second Life. His Christmas Eve posting on polyamorism disturbed me greatly. OK I didn't have Matt's ironically expressed desire to find Dave's MIC and spray graffiti on the walls, burn down the buildings and glory in its destruction but I am concerned.

Faced with some of the major issues of the age (or any...


Eat your heart out Semple

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 29, 2007  ·  News


Well he did ask : only 47,416 miles, small beer  smile
285,054 miles, 48 airports, 117 flights in 2007
Thanks to Great Circle Mapper for the facility

Interesting question on perception here.  I was convinced I had done eight round the world trips this year, but in fact the above only shows one.  Multiple out to Australia and back, then to the US must have created the impression.

Please do not work out the effect on the environment, I am already feeling guilty, but its six times Euans .....

Some stats above and below.  The...


Immigration bonds

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 29, 2007  · 

Our second blog during this open period comes from Hazel Edmunds (The Snowden cousins are all called Edmunds so there may even be a connection) who raises an important political issue with the UK, but almost certainly there are similarities elsewhere in the world.

Well, you did say to write about anything and I've been dwelling over the last few days about the proposed immigration bond.

It seems to me that law-abiding families may well find that £1,000 to guarantee that their relative returns home may be the final straw which...


The beginning of the Armadillos

By Dave Snowden  ·  December 29, 2007  ·  Reflections

QCHRSPOne beautiful night on the banks of the turbid Amazon, Painted Jaguar found Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog and Slow-Solid Tortoise sitting under the trunk of a fallen tree. They could not run away, and so Stickly-Prickly curled himself up into a ball, because he was a Hedgehog, and Slow-Solid Tortoise drew in his head and feet into his shell as far as they would go, because he was a Tortoise; and so that was all right, Best Beloved. Do you see?

Now attend to me,' said Painted Jaguar, 'because this is very important. My mother said that...