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07 August 2005 @ 09:19 am
still pining for the fjords.  
truepenny just made a cool post on The Annotated Sherlock Holmes and fannish obsession. Among other things, I always like being reminded that online media fandom is not the only fannish subculture in existence, but just another island in a well-packed archipelago of Ren Faire followers, fantasy sport guys, ballroom dancers, photobugs, Beanie Baby collectors, obscure fishing lure enthusiasts, and so on, so on, anoraks everywhere you look. Somewhere out there on the web has to be the ultimate list of unconventional hobbies. I want that list!

liviapenn posted happy commentary on "Duet," which is part of a balanced diet for people like me who might otherwise get too focused on DH's giddy flaming or the mystery of imported salad bowls.

I think I'm going to have a crumpet and go to the gym. Meanwhile, I think you should all read Attacked by Thugs!, which was pointed out by katallison. I wheezed with laughter and I'd like other people to wheeze too, though when you're done wheezing you kind of have to wonder and worry about Warsaw police recruitment.

Unrelated to anything, this article about fjords offers "fjords in literature":
  • Slartibartfast, a character in Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is noted for having crafted the fjords in Norway.
  • In Monty Python's famous Dead Parrot sketch, Michael Palin asserts that John Cleese's deceased Norwegian Blue parrot is, not dead, but rather "pining for the fjords".
  • Pinky, of Pinky and the Brain fame was known to, on occasion, exclaim "FJORD!" for no apparent reason.
(Okay, it was actually "fjords in literature and popular culture" but I think you have to let a phrase like "fjords in literature" stand alone.)
 
 
 
the upper echelons of mediocritythe_star_fish on August 7th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
Somewhere out there on the web has to be the ultimate list of unconventional hobbies. I want that list!

My friend Seth wrote that book ...

Anna S.: daniel_geekyeliade on August 7th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, so cool--thank you for linking! :D (The "Sinkies"--ha!)
Very inconvenient, as now I have no shaving-glassdzurlady on August 8th, 2005 10:03 am (UTC)
OMG. I just read the thug article in my uni library and I couldn't help laughing, and now everyone around me is staring. Hee.