The Post 2Q 01.11.10 - 17.01.11
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The forty-third page of Past Issue links with a brief description of some, but by no means all,
the excellent articles featured.
Response to the time-travel challenge has minorvogonpoet wishing to be a Victorian lady, while ITIWBS juggles time with some rubber balls. Willem introduces the hamerkop bird, and Dmitri provides some enlightenment into Hindu philosophy. Gnomon dresses up to go to the Wexford Opera Festival, while Beatrice gets her kit off on stage. Emma pays a visit to Perth, and Icy North wonders what a wind salesperson might do.
Emma waves goodbye to Australia and has a theory on sleeping. Gnomon has a theory about Pac-man cosmology. Rod appreciates a 4WD in New Zealand, while it's a dune buggy on Mars for Dmitri. Benjaminpmoore has some advice for carers, and Smudger transfers some old slides onto the computer.
Dmitri ponders online quizes, and Icy tests us on new words in the English language. Rod calculates the cost of making things. Emma is moved by being close to Krakatoa, and Smudger says his farewells. Thoughtful poems are provided by BMT and Malabarista.
Magwitch makes her Post debut with a grasshopper story: others are provided by Dmitri, Cactuscafe and minorvogonpoet. Rod looks at co-ordination in golf and woodcraft, while Emma goes shopping in Singapore.
It's the most wonderful time of the year - the advent calendar is launched, and Galaxy Babe has some suitably seasonal photos from space. Landing on Earth, Gnomon looks at crater sites, while Willem's time-travelling goes antediluvian. Beatrice goes to the ball, Dmitri smuggles in some swear words, and h5ringer looks back over the year at the musicians we've said goodbye to.
It's The Post's 11th birthday! Dmitri celebrates with a cocktail, Auburn Time Lord sends a doctorly messge from Gallifrey, and BMT composes a special poem. Icy has some fascinating facts about the number 11, while Gnomon knows many things about birthdays. And Phoenician Trader starts a new series of restaurant reviews.
NaNoWriMos Toybox and Happy Nerd reveal how they approached the challenge of writing a novel in a month. Gnomon sings a requiem, and Emma visits some penguins in Cape Town. We welcome StoneyIsle who muses on customer service, while Prof gives a guide to instruction manuals.
This year's Christmas Special includes a bumper crop of entries to the competitions for prose, poetry, and Vogon poetry, as well as quizzes and cartoons to keep readers entertained over the holdiays. B'Elana sums up the year's happenings on hootoo in her own inimitable fashion.
We start the New Year with a welcome to new contributor sycloboy, who has written a poignant poem. Dmitri mulls over passing items to the next generation. VIP starts a series of reports from a dream trip to Canada, while over in Africa Willem describes the Secretary Bird, and Emma visits the capes at the southern tip.
What a well-travelled bunch of Post Reporters we have! Vestboy is impressed by the wildlife in Oz, Vip is in awe of Canadian natural beauty, Emma is bored of Madeira, and Beatrice flees the frozen runways to return to The Gambia. Malabarista needs a story to go with the picture, Galaxy Babe looks back over 2010, Aubrun Time Lord looks at the Dr Who Christmas special, and Dmitri looks...well rather smart in a tinfoil hat!