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July 24th, 2007

Outside by Louvelex
"Outside" by Louvelex


Very evocative. :)

-The Gneech

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Incomprehensible Spam of the Week

To: thegneech@gmail.com
From: some bot calling itself Abigail Thompson
Subject: University, where

and Adapter. With Head First

Hire! Doing good? Email me at [address removed] only. I am girlie. Don't miss some of my naughty pictures.
and organized this should be your activities can be 2000 (letter to FSA dated 14

1) I can't Hire! I'm not a manager.
2) You are girlie? Really? You talk like bot.
3) Don't you tell me what should be my activities can be 2000!

-The Gneech

PS: "and Adapter"? What "and Adapter"? WHAT "and Adapter"??? YOU CAN'T JUST LEAVE ME HANGING LIKE THIS!

Speaking of Jaxpad/Artspots...

I must admit, I'm curious as to who's who over there. I know a heaping spoonful of people in the California* furry art community, at least two of whom I know are big into the Jaxpad/Artspots project ... but I don't know which or if either of them are the ones behind the posts by "Seurat," "Rousseau," "Babbage," et al.

Not that it really matters, I suppose, but it feels a little weird interacting with somebody and not knowing if they're somebody I know or not.

If that makes any sense.

-The Gneech

* EDIT: It occurs to me here that technically I should say "west coast" rather than California, because several notable members of the group I'm thinking of aren't actually in California. I just tend to see them in California, at Further Confusion. So all you Seattlites, Oregonites, Arizonites, etc., please don't feel slighted. I love you guys!

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Happy Belated Birthday to invisiblewolf!

For your present, here's today's Forgotten English!

funibral
Pertaining to funerals; [from] Latin funibris.
--Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon, c. 1850


Feast Day of Christina the Astonishing,
a patroness of psychiatrists, who was said to have arisen from her coffin during her funeral. W. & R. Chambers' Book of Days (1864) recounted a slightly macabre funeral tradition: "Among the many customs which have been handed down to us from early times, but which have now become obsolete, one of the most beautiful, simple, and most poetically symbolic, was that of carrying garlands before the corpses of unmarried females on their way to the grave, and then hanging up the garland in the church as a momento of the departed one. This sweetly pretty custom was in former ages observed in most parts of the kingdom, but in Derbyshire, that land of wild and beautiful scenery, where remnants of old customs, of popular beliefs and superstitions, and of the sport and habits of past generations linger in plenty, its observance has, perhaps, been continued to a much later period than in any other district."

Man, W. & R. Chambers just loved everything, didn't they? How very grim. Sorry 'bout that, Lanny. Had I known it was your birthday yesterday, I would have regaled you with "The Casting of the Stools" instead.

-The Gneech

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