The 247th issue of Carnival of the Vanities is now available for your reading pleasure. This blog carnival focuses on the very best writing published recently on a blog, regardless of topic. I am pleased to report that they selected a submission from me to be included in their list.
Archive for: June, 2007
This rating, oddly, is because I used these words (to answer my previous question, no it does not seem to pick up words below the fold);
Well, now that I have forever ruined any remote chance that I might have had to become gainfully employed (ho-hum), I am done goofing around.
I have a boring rating because I only use these very scary words;
I can't help it, I am compelled to try to raise my rating to something more respectable;
porn porn porn porn
poop poop poop poop
boobs boobs boobs boobs
ass ass ass ass ass
naughty naughty naughty naughty
sexy sexy sexy sexy
Have you seen one of these duckies? (May be bleached white by now).
If so, please report your find to researcher, Curtis Ebbesmeyer.
Image: Simon de Bruxelles.
If you live in Great Britain, you could earn a £50 (US$100) reward if you find a plastic duck on the seashore during your upcoming holidays.
The 52nd edition of I and the Bird blog carnival is now available for your reading pleasure. As usual, they included one (and only one) of my many submissions, along with lots of other essays that you are sure to enjoy.
Gulls are found nearly everywhere, from their usual haunts on the shorelines of oceans, lakes and rivers, to newly tilled fields, garbage dumps and sewage treatment plants. Due to their ubiquity, they are popular among birdwatchers, but gulls are often challenging to identify because they can take up to four years to mature, and they have different plumages each year. They also have seasonal differences and individual variations in plumage as well. Further, considering that, for most people, one "seagull" looks just like all the others, identifying gull species is probably the quickest and most effective way to separate "the men from the boys" in the birdwatching crowd; the "men" being either men or women who possess a deep knowledge of the art of gull identification. In an effort to help birders gain and refine this seemingly elusive skill, a new reference guide has recently been published. This book, Peterson Reference Guides: Gulls of the Americas by Steve N. G. Howell and Jon Dunn (NYC: Houghton-Mifflin, 2007), covers in meticulous detail how to identify the thirty-six species of gulls that occur throughout North and South America.
I did well on this quiz -- how about you? How did you score?
|Your Vocabulary Score: A|
Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
MSNBC's news anchor, Mika Brzezinski, refuses to report on the Paris Hilton story on the Morning Joe show, even though her bosses made it the lead story -- against her wishes. Perhaps more people in the media & news outlets should follow Mika's example and stop reporting non-news stories about worthless people like Paris, who is an obscenely rich and self-centered brat. [3:01]
The June issue of All Things Medical blog carnival is now available for you to enjoy. They included several pieces that I wrote, so this is good. So be sure to go over there and give them some support!