Monthly Archives: July 2006

Friday Ark #97

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 (moderated) or trackback (moderated) to this post (Don’t panic if you get back an “internal server error” message. Haven’t been able to figure out why this is happening but comments still seem to post.).
  • Use the Carnival Submission Form,
  • Use the Blog 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. 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. (71 shouts as of 07/27)

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 122th edition, 7/23 is up at Creatures of the Earth. The 123nd edition will be hosted by The Scratching Post on 7/30. 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 28th edition is up and hosted by Bogbumper The 29th edition will be hosted on 8/3 by Alis Volat Propiis.

For the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The 10th edition is up at Science and Sensibility. The 11th edition will be hosted July 31st by Words & Pictures.

Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.

DogsOther VertebratesInvertebratesBirdsIn MemoriamDidn’t Make ItExceptions (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….

On The Road

My well-thumbed Signet edition of Kerouac’s On the Road will probably fall apart when next read and it is close to time to re-read this dazzling burst of adrenaline that fired so many, many years ago.
T’m going to wait until next year to read this story again and I’ll leave the old Signet edition on the shelf. Instead I’m going to buy the unedited scroll version that will be released next year!

…Kerouac wrote his breakthrough novel “On the Road” in a three-week frenzy of creativity in spring 1951, typing the story without paragraphs or page breaks onto a 119-foot scroll of nearly translucent paper.
n fact, the Lowell native revised the book many times before it was published six years later, and while the scroll came to symbolize the spontaneity of the Beat Generation, the early, unedited version of the novel never reached the public.
Now, in time to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the version of “On the Road” that Kerouac wrote on the scroll will be published next year in book form for the first time, said John Sampas of Lowell, the executor of the writer’s literary estate and the brother of his third wife, Stella. It will include some sections that had been cut from the novel because of references to sex or drugs.
The scroll contains numerous passages that were edited out of the book and uses the original names of characters who were closely modeled on friends of Kerouac, including fellow writers William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.

This is a must read for anyone who participated in or is interested in the culture that spawned the Beat Generation, the sixties, great music and much, much more.
Hey, Cassidy will be at the wheel!

Via Bookslut.

A Stumbleanche

For reasons I haven’t had time to figure out Modulator is experience a Stumbleanche. Not quite the scale of an Instalanche or an Atriolanche but it looks the same:
stumbleanche 2006-07-25.gif
Most of the interest is focused on this Truth In Labeling post from two years ago.

Update: Well, it got even better as the day wore on. Here is the graph 9 hours later. Here’s to the day that the 3700 visitors represented in the graph will be a daily occurrence!