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Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 61

Gnomon - time to move on

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Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 62

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

smiley - sorry I noticed this too late. It would have been apt to mention in this weeks Post:

Tom Lehrer turns 90 today.
Denmark's students made him their honorary artist in 1966 - just in time before his last official concert ever which he thanked the students with in Copenhagen in 1967 and which you can see here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHPmRJIoc2k

smiley - pirate


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 63

Recumbentman

Excellent man, Lehrer! Let's drink a toast

"To excuses we fibbed,
To the papers we cribbed
From the genius who lived down the hall..."

(from Bright College Days)


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 64

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

"Hearts full of youth
Hearts full of truth
Six parts gin to one part vermouth" smiley - cheers

smiley - pirate


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 65

Recumbentman

To the tables down at Mory's (wherever that may be)
Let us drink a toast to those we love the best!
We will sleep through all the lectures and cheat on the exams,
And we'll pass and be forgotten with the rest!

Oh...

Soon we'll be out amidst the cold world's strife,
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life,

[Pause for painful laughter]

But as we go our sordid separate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days!


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 66

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - offtopic The h2g2 Post reveres Tom Lehrer's work, too - but could you please take the songfest over to an Ask thread now? We'd like to keep this a dedicated announcement thread. smiley - smiley

There are lots of Youtubes you could post...


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 67

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

smiley - sadface

Just one more comment -- all right, two -- oh, heck, three (no one ever expects Paul's comments):

It's refreshing to hear Lehrer's mordant original version of his Dixie song, before he cleaned it up and made it less funny.

Dmitri, you *know* there are many researchers who revere Tom Lehrer. You could feature him in the Post, knowing that this would attract readers. As one of the collaborators who helped write the Guide entry on Lehrer, I for one would support you if you decided to do that. smiley - smiley

The poisoning pigeons song is one I would tweak. Instead of doing in a squirrel or two, I would go after bunnies instead. smiley - evilgrin

But go on with your exemplary work. I am almost at the point where I might read and comment on the Post regularly. You deserve a big hand of smiley - applause for giving me no choice. smiley - tongueout


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 68

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

This week's (16 April) issue of ThePost (A87905695) is up! Here's the lowdown:

smiley - titsmiley - tit The h2g2 Post is up and ready for your perusal! smiley - titsmiley - tit
smiley - titsmiley - tit Tigers burn bright.
smiley - titsmiley - tit There are stunning photos. Some will give you vertigo. Take a dramamine, and enjoy.
smiley - titsmiley - tit The Post Quiz is by FWR. It is fun and challenging.
smiley - titsmiley - tit There are *funny* photos, too.
smiley - titsmiley - tit Awix has an entertaining review. Find out what he was doing in the dark with those Russian ladies.
smiley - titsmiley - tit Fiction! Besides vampires, we have a wildly original speculative story, also by FWR.
smiley - titsmiley - tit Must read! Benjaminpmoore's poem will make you think.
smiley - titsmiley - tit Snark about punctuation and writing research. Read and learn!
smiley - titsmiley - tit Videos? Of course there are videos. Bizet meets Tom Jones, and Sasha will have you dancing to 'Rent'.
smiley - titsmiley - tit What are you waiting for? Go read! smiley - titsmiley - tit


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 69

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - drumroll ThePost is up! Our contributors have battled illness and injury to bring you the best in entertainment this week. Plus, it's Shakespeare Time! smiley - drumroll
smiley - drumroll FWR has a photo of a bucket of springs. If you have to ask why, you're probably reading the wrong ezine.
smiley - drumroll bobstafford has beautiful photography, and some camera tips.
smiley - drumroll Awix is funny in the cinema again.
smiley - drumroll Enjoy the cats. Some of them are out of this world.
smiley - drumroll Minovogonpoet has an inspirational poem on the subject of 'home'.
smiley - drumroll Find out what happened at the vampire movie! Read the exciting conclusion.
smiley - drumroll SashaQ has more bunnies, of the fabric variety. (I have two of the non-fabric variety chasing each other around in my yard. I suspect there will be more of them soon, and nobody will have to do any sewing.)
smiley - drumroll Weird videos. Shakespeare jokes. Quizzes.
smiley - drumroll Go read! Next week might be even weirder - the Editor's 'flu is conducting an experiment in sleep deprivation, which does not help the little grey cells. smiley - drumroll


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 70

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

For Ripley users: The h2g2 Post can be found at A87905703 this week. smiley - smiley


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 71

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - island The h2g2 Post is up! Go read it! smiley - island
smiley - island Bird-watching galore! On different continents!
smiley - island Landscape that is breathtaking, puzzling, or just plain funny.
smiley - island Awix reviews another superhero movie. Surprise.
smiley - island The Editor complains about the weather. Another surprise.
smiley - island Bluebottle updates, we joke, and there are quizzes.
smiley - island Freewayriding's legendary antihero is back! You want to know how Henry Letterbox got started, don't you?
smiley - island Share and Enjoy! Spread on your social media! smiley - island


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 72

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

For Ripley users: A87905712


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 73

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

ThePost for 7 May 2018:
smiley - flan The h2g2 Post is up! Go and read it! smiley - flan
smiley - flan Wildlife: from the exotic Bald Ibis to the harmless Cottontail.
smiley - flan Not-so-wild-life: Opie the dog is into spring flowers.
smiley - flan Landscapes! Seascapes! Signs!
smiley - flan Fiction! You'll love it!
smiley - flan Notes from all over.
smiley - flan Humour. (Really.)
smiley - flan So share and enjoy, already! And come up with something for this month's Create challenge! smiley - flan


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 74

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Okay, try again: ThePost or A87905721


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 75

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

"Harmless" cottontail? No such thing. smiley - tongueout


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 76

ITIWBS

Ditto.

I have to second that.

"Harmless" cottontail?

No such thing.

Mind you, free range chickens and migrating rats are worse.


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 77

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

The leaves on my neighbor's mulberry tree get stripped bare in the Spring, up o 18 inches off the ground. I don't know the bunnies get that high, but they do.


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 78

ITIWBS

Most rabbits can reach that height standing bipedally.

The west coast giant hare or 'jackalope' actually stands and runs bipedally after its second season.

Otherwise, their paunch would drag.


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 79

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

smiley - laugh


Announcement 2018-02-06: The Post

Post 80

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - tomato The Post is up! Go and read it! smiley - tomato
smiley - tomato Our video breaks pianos.
smiley - tomato Our wildlife makes you open your eyes.
smiley - tomato Our poetry makes you laugh, and our philosophy makes you think.
smiley - tomato We have a new writer! Meet Paigetheoracle.
smiley - tomato Our photography takes you places. Mostly France, but also Prof Animal Chaos' toilet.
smiley - tomato Our quizzes make you scratch your head.
smiley - tomato Our Ninja Book Review will make you want to read. Or run away.
smiley - tomato Next week, we promise to be weirder. smiley - tomato


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