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The World of Walford was started by Walford's coworkers in order to immortalize the best of his wit and wisdom (err…).  You can also get his unique take on your very own question.

Now why didn't Ernest Borgnine think of that?!


I've moved all the horse posts over to a new WordPress blog, . Please add it to your favourites.

ElephantDrive has launched their online data storage system, which will allow subscribers to use their accounts as a sort of central hard drive or data storehouse, accessible from anywhere. It requires the installation of the "Elephant Desktop"; the FAQ is at present ominously silent as to whether it will work on non-Windows platforms. It will become a pay service in the future, starting at $9.95 for 10GB of storage space, but for now a free beta trial is available.

I wonder where their servers are located, and whether they're safe from the predations of Homeland Security…

Check this out!

These lovelies from Bristol & Bath:
From Kohler: a flat sink and weirdly flat toilet to match

Paul Nelson and Andrew Hunter with the piano they found on top Ben Nevis
Paul Nelson and Andrew Hunter with the piano they found on top Ben Nevis. Photograph: John Muir Trust/PA

A musical mystery today surrounded Britain’s highest mountain after a piano was discovered near its summit.Volunteers clearing stones from the 4,418ft peak were astonished when they discovered the musical instrument on Ben Nevis. An appeal has now been launched to find out how and why the piano came to be within 200 metres of the top of the mountain.

The piano was recovered at the weekend by 15 volunteers from the John Muir Trust, the conservation charity which owns part of Ben Nevis.

The squad was removing litter and stones called cairns from the summit plateau when they spotted the top of the piano.”Our guys couldn’t believe their eyes,” said trust director Nigel Hawkins.

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For the teenager:
Two for fed-up Windoze users: 

Woman, 104, takes man, 33, as husband no. 21

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A 33-year-old man in northern Malaysia has married a 104-year-old woman, saying mutual respect and friendship had turned to love, a news report said Tuesday…The report did not say if any of Wook's previous 20 husbands are still alive.

I'd be looking into that if I were him.

How geeky is this?! An index to 3367 anthologies and single-author collections published before 1984, containing over 23000 works by 3849 authors.

Top ten authors with the most entries:

  1. (433) Bradbury, Ray
  2. (338) Asimov, Isaac
  3. (255) Ellison, Harlan
  4. (254) de Camp, L. Sprague
  5. (238) Anderson, Poul
  6. (218) Bloch, Robert
  7. (202) Aldiss, Brian W.
  8. (189) Silverberg, Robert
  9. (186) Leiber, Fritz
  10. (167) Malzberg, Barry N.

Top ten reprinted stories:

  1. 27 Asimov, Isaac – Nightfall
  2. 26 Ellison, Harlan – "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman
    26 Wells, H. G. – The Star
    26 Bradbury, Ray – The Sound of Thunder
  3. 24 Aldiss, Brian W. – But Who Can Replace a Man?
  4. 23 Clarke, Arthur C. – The Nine Billion Names of God
    23 Clarke, Arthur C. – The Sentinel of Eternity
    23 Simak, Clifford D. – Desertion
  5. 22 Bradbury, Ray – There Will Come Soft Rains
    22 Godwin, Tom – The Cold Equations
  6. 21 Clarke, Arthur C. – The Star
  7. 19 Ballard, J. G. – Billenium
    19 Keyes, Daniel – Flowers for Algernon
    19 Leinster, Murray – First Contact
  8. 18 Bixby, Jerome – It's a Good Life
    18 del Rey, Lester – Helen O'Loy
    18 Ellison, Harlan – I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  9. 17 Blish, James – Common Time
    17 Brown, Fredric – "Arena"
    17 Clarke, Arthur C. – History Lesson
    17 Merril, Judith – That Only a Mother
    17 van Vogt, A. E. – The Monster
    17 Wells, H. G. – The Man Who Could Work Miracles
  10. 16 Asimov, Isaac – Strange Playfellow
    16 Bradbury, Ray – Million Year Picnic
    16 Heinlein, Robert A. – Roads Must Roll
    16 Le Guin, Ursula K. – Nine Lives
    16 Silverberg, Robert – Sundance
    16 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. – Harrison Bergeron

P.S. the magazine index goes back to 1890. 

Exopolitics Toronto and the Canadian Disclosure Initiative present an exclusive Press Conference on UFO Witness Testimony. A press screening of authentic military, corporate and government witness testimony will present compelling evidence attesting to the reality of an extraterrestrial presence and the 58 year old military/government cover-up of this issue. This historic press event will feature Dr. Steven M. Greer Director of the Disclosure Project and the Hon. Paul Hellyer former Minister of National Defense in Canada.

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