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Hunting the real "Hound."
"A leading pathologist is part of a distinguished team which is hoping to exhume the body of a Westcountry man who they claim could be the real author of the classic Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.
"The team, led by Paignton-based author Rodger Garrick-Steele and scientist Paul Spiring [who works for the European Civil Service at the European School of Karlsruhe in Germany], believe the exhumation of Ipplepen-journalist Bertram Fletcher Robinson could raise the cultural profile of the South Devon village.
"Mr Garrick-Steele claims that Conan Doyle used the plot for the classic Dartmoor tale without acknowledging the contribution of Fletcher Robinson before poisoning him [in 1907] to prevent being exposed."
Well, if anyone would know how to murder and get away with it, it would be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 'Course the guy bought into that Yorkshire fairies hoax, so ya' never know…
Wanna' know how really out of touch the Washington Post is? I wrote about this, dated July 19, 2005, a week before they did! And just to prove we little guys are better at sniffin' out and uncoverin' the important things, check out this photo posted on the Fark Forums by StrikitRich. (Possibly NSFW.)
"The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
"It isn't just one of your holiday games;
"You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
"When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES."
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot
And they probably want 'em all hyphenated, too. So if ya' need some help with those elitist fe-lyings, go here.
Memo to self--avoid three foot roosters.
"A 3ft rooster fought off a fox after it broke into his coop. Rooster Cogburn made sure the fox did not come near his hens reports the Daily Express.
"Owner Tim Stone from Shepton Mallet, Somerset said: "I was asleep when I heard a huge commotion. I went outside to see what it was all about and saw fur and feathers everywhere. There was a yelp and I saw the fox limping off. The rooster was strutting around like a boxer after a fight and crowing like mad."
Think the Avian Army just found its Patton.
Finally, one more reason why AHM no longer teaches school in CA--or even lives there--Ratibu Jacocks.
"[Mary] Texeira suggested that including Ebonics in the program would be beneficial for students. Ebonics, a dialect of American English that is spoken by many blacks throughout the country, was recognized as a separate language in 1996 by the Oakland school board.
"Ebonics is a different language, it's not slang as many believe,' Texeira said. "For many of these students Ebonics is their language, and it should be considered a foreign language. These students should be taught like other students who speak a foreign language.'…"
Yeah, yeah. But they expect us to learn English, don't they? Last time I checked they weren't includin' caninese in Obedience Schools.
"Ratibu Jacocks, a member of the Westside Action Group, a coalition of black activists, said they are working with the district to ensure the policy is implemented appropriately. "This isn't a feel-good policy. This is the real thing,' Jacocks said."
Ratibu. There's a Demo-cat fe-lyin' name if I ever heard one. Think his parents visited the wrong web site when were decidin' on baby names? Gotta' say, if my family's last name was Jacocks and they named me Ratibu I'd probably turn into an activist too--or worse.
posted by Harrison at 9:21 PM