Daily Archives: March 9, 2007

A Birthday Poem for PZ’s 50th?

Nah, I’m not waxing poetic after today’s meetings.
Rather as an appropriate birthday piece I’m going to reprise part of a 2004 post that also spoke to PZ:

But, just to show that withdrawal was not complete, when I saw this guy:

I couldn’t help but think of PZ Myers.

I suspect most of you have a bit more bandwidth than you had in 2004 so click on that fellow (176 KB) and get up close and personal just like you know PZ wants you to do!

Happy birthday, PZ!

Friday Ark #129

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….?

Do link to the Ark every week!

You can find out how to board the Friday Ark at the Arkive page.



Other Vertebrates



In Memoriam

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Didn’t Make It

  • x

Exceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)

Extra, Extra: All Ark boarders are invited to shout out at the Friday Ark Frapper Map.

Dog folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Dogs hosted by Mickey’s Musings. Also, there are more doggies at Weekend Dog Blogging hosted this weekend by Sweetnicks.

Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 154th edition, 3/5, is up at Tacjammer. The 155th edition will be hosted at xxx on 3/11, well, the Carnival of the Cats . There are more weekly cats at Weekend Cat Blogging hosted on 3/10-11 by What Did You Eat . 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 44th edition is up and hosted by The Greenbelt. The 45th edition will be hosted on 3/22 by Journey Through Grace.

For the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The 18th edition is up and hosted by Pharyngula. The 19th edition will be hosted at the end of March by Burning Silo.

For other current carnivals check out The Conservative Cat’s Carnival Page, The Blog Carnival and The TTLB Uber Carnival

Note for Haloscan Users:

Over the past month or so Haloscan started (the end of July) handling of trackbacks has improved though it is still pretty broken for carnival type posts. Now, instead of rejecting every attempt to ping it accepts single pings for a while and then will start rejecting them. I will keep trying to track back to Haloscan boarders but can make no guarantees for any particular week.

Note for Typepad Users:

Typepad continues to behave similar to Haloscan for trackbacks. I been able to get trackbacks to most, if not all, Typepad based boarders. I have to do it one at a time and wait a while in between pings but Typepad does not go into semi-permanent rejection mode like Haloscan.