I’m not going to lie: there was a time when I wanted to see Dave Hill naked. Well, not exactly, but sort of. I admit it: I had an irrational pseudo-celebrity crush on Dave Hill for kind of a long time, maybe like eight months or so. It all started in 2009, when I was the overlord of a tiny but reputable neighborhood newspaper, and sent myself on an assignment to cover Dave Hill’s legendary Smiths speed dating night at […]
Posted by Juliet Linderman Hey there Dicksters and welcome to everyone’s favorite oceanographically relevant link list. You guys ready to cast away? I thought so. Let’s go! 1. First up, in absurdly-obvious-headline news we bring you this article, entitled “Dead Whale Difficult to Move.” There really isn’t much more to say. It’s a whale and it’s dead, and it’s very heavy. And there you have it. Moving along! 2. In this season of giving, the Japanese fisheries agency would like to […]
Posted by Juliet Linderman 1. This has been a very tough year for killer whales. First, the buddies were totally stigmatized because of that whole orca-kills-trainer thing in Florida. Now, they’ve been slated for Canada’s endangered species list, along with Atlantic white sharks. From the Vancouver Sun: The offshore killer whale population, which includes an estimated 120 mature animals, is listed currently as a species of special concern, the lowest risk rating. Three other killer whale populations in Canadian waters […]
Posted by Juliet Linderman All the writers I know, myself included, often wonder if they suck. In his new documentary, Bad Writing, aspiring poet Vernon Lott asks some literary heavy hitters like Margaret Atwood, George Saunders and David Sedaris to evaluate his poetry to find out once and for all if, in fact, he sucks. Here’s the trailer, from Jacket Copy.
Posted by Juliet Linderman Good day, dudes and dudettes and welcome to this week’s edition of Dick Watching. Won’t you climb up to the crow’s nest and come Dick Watching with me? You will? Fantastic! Let’s go! 1. Tommy Lee loves drugs, and sex, tasteless tattoos and women with fake boobs. Also, leather pants. He also really loves whales. He recently penned an astoundingly bizarre open letter to SeaWorld in Florida condemning their treatment of Tillikum, a killer whale that […]
Posted by Juliet Linderman Born in 1830, Emily Dickinson would have been 180 years old today. Dudette wrote almost 1,800 poems during her lifetime, so she deserves some props. Rejoice!
Posted by Juliet Linderman Hey dick fans and fanatics, and welcome to this week’s edition of everyone’s favorite sea-tastic cetacean link list! Thar she blows!