Monthly Archives: July 2005

Friday Ark

Cats, Dogs, Spiders and ? every Friday.
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….?
We will add your post to the list if you do one of the following:

  • Leave a comment or trackback to this post,
  • Use the Carnival Submission Form,
  • Email Modulator or
  • 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.
Check back regularly for updates throughout the day on Fridays and somewhat less frequently over the weekend. We seldom add links after Sunday’s Carnival of the Cats goes up.
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 71st edition will be hosted this week by Your Moosey Fate.
Bird folks: Remember to submit your links to I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers which will be hosted August 4 by B and B.
And, check out Laurence’s fine graphical analysis of Friday Ark boardings.
Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.
Note: Haloscan is bouncing a lot of trackbacks today.
Note 2: Regarding next weeks Ark (8/5): Our staff will be with poor or no access from about mid day through the weekend. Comments, trackbacks and emails received by late morning will get on the main passenger list Friday. Late arrivals may not get boarded until Sunday night or Monday. It is doubtful that we will have any time to board folks to do not tell us they are ready.


  • enrevanche: Chow Bella Thinks It’s the Greatest
  • A Stitch In Haste: Diamond: Joys and Their Toys – Rubber
  • Cybervassals: Jupiter: Fashion Diva
  • Smijer: Outdoor Doggy
  • The Alternate Brain: Shayna In Her Kennel
  • Echidne Of The Snakes: Saturday Dog Blogging: Kelly added 7/30
  • Duck Pond: Taffy and Sasha added 7/30
  • Doug Petch.Com: On The Road With Keen added 7/30
  • PoliBlog: Saturday Night Dogblogging: Grace added 7/30
BirdsOther VertebratesIn MemoriamDidn’t Make ItExceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)

  • Sisu: At least we’ve got our Friday Ark Marbleslined up. Added 7/30

Free Love or Free Sex?

So what was with the sixties? Alina reviews David Allyn’s new book Make Love, Not War and calls it a

must-browse for anyone interested in the social and cultural history of American political movements.

And concludes:

Allyn’s most valuable insight is his strong distinction between free love and free sex. Contemporary culture a la Maxim tends to conflate the two. Liberation from sexual repression is a far cry from a compulsion to “muck around” (to borrow the Aussie term) with the bar-hopefuls.

Read the rest of her review and,yes, I think I’ll at least browse the book.

Le Tour De Potter II

I still have a few hours of the last stage of the Tour de France to watch but did, last night, finish Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
For those of you who have not yet finished the Half-Blood Prince I have a suggestion: read from the beginning of chapter 25 through to the end in one sitting. Turn off your phone, stock your favorite reading location with an adequate amount of your preferred reading beverage and plenty of tissues, put up a do not disturb sign and read straight through.
Jaquandor should have plenty of time to re-read the series before volume 7 as it looks like it will be sometime in 2007 before we see it:

MA: Have you started?
JKR: Yeah. Realistically, I don’t think I’m going to be able to do real work on it until next year. I see next year as the time that I�m really going to write seven. But I’ve started and I am doing little bits and pieces here and there when I can. But you�ve seen how young Mackenzie still is, and you can bear actual witness to the fact that I do have a very small, real baby, so I’m going to try and give Mackenzie what I gave David, which is pretty much a year of uninterrupted �me time,� and then I’ll start writing seriously again.

I’ll be joining Jaquandor re-reading the series and will likely start in 3-4 months and read in a more studious manner than my recent 4-5 week binge as I know I missed a lot. In fact, I think I’ll re-read V6 again before restarting the series.