04 July 2009


Fresh stuff in Anna Tambour and Others this month, many surprises, from this quote in the section "I hate quotations" (Ralph Waldo Emerson's most quotable words):

"Maudeen was special in many ways. Her song began with a low-pitched creeeeak like a rusty iron cemetery gate being forced open."
- Sue Weaver, The Donkey Companion: Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying & Caring for Donkeys

— toThe
virtuous medlar circle

thoroughly bletted
featured fiction, "The Secret Origin of Spin-man" by Andrew Drilon (reprinted from the recently released Philippine Speculative Fiction IV edited by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar).

See also
More Irresistibles
Amongst them,
Frogs: the Amphibian World Revealed by Thomas Marent will take you to frogs you wouldn't have thought possible in anyone's imagination. Glass frogs, anyone?

J. Freedan's "Over-analyzing fiction writing structure and why it is silly" with its glorious "Silly lists that are also meaningless" would be my tattoo of choice to cover the bodies of millions of lecturers—by law.

There's lots more, from my favourite picture of torture to the search for Brazilian beer that doesn't taste like Bud Light.

And the picture for this month of winter is a paparazzo snap of bletting medlars. They couldn't run, they couldn't hide. No botox for them. Delicious!