Monthly Archives: June 2006

Friday Ark #93

We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….?

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  • Our extensive staff finds it during our weekly search of the web

Of course, if our staff goes on strike then we will link only those posts someone tells us about. Time permitting we will continue boardings until the Carnival of the Cats goes up on Sunday.

Do link to the Friday Ark whether you use trackbacks or not.

Visit each border and come back regularly Friday-Sunday to visit new boarders.

Extra, Extra: All Ark boarders are invited to shout out at the Friday Ark Frapper Map. (62 shouts as of 06/29)

Dog folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Dogs hosted by Mickey’s Musings.

Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 118th edition, 6/25 is up at Life~Florida~Whatever. The 118th edition will be hosted by Watermark on 6/25. There are more weekly cats at eatstuff’s Weekend Cat Blogging which has many participants who may not be familiar to Ark or Carnival participants. Do go shout out at The Catbloggers Frappr Map.

Bird folks: I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers is published every 2 weeks. The 26th edition is up and hosted by The Hawk Owls’ Nest. The 27th edition will be hosted on 7/6 by 10,000 Birds.

For the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The ninth edition is up at Burning Silo. The 10th edition will be hosted today by Science and Sensibility.

Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.

DogsOther VertebratesInvertebratesBirdsIn MemoriamDidn’t Make It
Exceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)
For other current carnivals check out The Conservative Cat’s Carnival Page, The Blog Carnival and The TTLB Uber Carnival

Note for Haloscan Users: Haloscan started (the end of July) rejecting trackbacks if they were submitted “too rapidly” by the same host. I don’t know what the timer is but it is long enough so that it was very difficult to ping everyone that is using Haloscan for trackbacks. I’m sure that they are doing this to try to hold back the tide of trackback spam but it makes the service pretty useless for carnival type posts. Perhaps you can contact them and urge some different solution. Update: Typepad appears to be doing the same thing. Everytime I update the Ark it appears the timers are reset and the long list of MT autogenerated pings fail. Yecchhhh….

Breastfeed the Military?

Sure, I know that she’s using it as a metaphor but surely most members of the military would vomit or have some similar reaction, maybe like PZ’s, to the idea of sucking on w’s nips.
Noonan, in the same column, seems pretty reasonable in her take on the posturing around the recent congressional time wasting with the flag desecration amendment.

On the other hand she bashes the NY Times for reporting about the bushies privacy abuses which were also covered in her own paper when she really should be bashing the SWIFT folks for apparently providing this information to the administration without proper warrants.

Who Will Die In the 7th Harry Potter Novel?

Apparently more than Voldemort who had damn well better be disposed of permanently!

Rowling has already said that the final chapter of the seventh book was written long ago.
“The final chapter is hidden away, although it’s now changed very slightly,” she said in an interview broadcast on Monday on Britain’s Channel 4. “One character got a reprieve, but I have to say two die that I didn’t intend to die.”
When asked to be more specific, she added: “No, I’m not going to commit myself, because I don’t want the hate mail or anything else.”

The hate mail comment is rather ominous but there will be many unhappy fans if any characters die who are not part of Voldemort’s crowd. Ok, there are probably some folks who identify with Voldemort and company as well. Your speculation can run amok on this idea.
There is a link to a video of the full Rowling interview at Mugglenet.
What I’d really like to know is when the 7th volume will be published. If it is June/July 2007 then I can complete my rereading of the first 6 at the leisurely pace of one every two months.

Then again, one per week over the 6 weeks prior to publication may be a better level of immersion.