Odious and Peculiar

Philology and esoterica: scribblings, ravings and mutterings.

O&P's Current Pick:

Forging the Sampo

Odious' Links:

The Little Bookroom
The Pumpkin King
Larissa Archer
Inverted Iambs
Eve Tushnet
Natalie Solent
Pamela Dean
Kambodia Hotel
Pen and Paper

Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Deep-Sea News
NASA's Mars Website
Classics Online
Perseus Digital Library
Catholic Encyclopedia

Nine Scorpions
The Blithe Kitchen
Letter from Hardscrabble Creek
Arts & Letters Daily
About Last Night



Chas Clifton's Nature Blog
Rock Art Photo Blog
Girl on a Whaleship
Nature Lyrics Languagehat
Jabal al-Lughat
Laputan Logic
Strange Maps
Vladimir Dinets: Polymath Russian Adventurer
Virtual Tour of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Aerial Landscape Photography
USGS Earth As Art
Panoramic Aerial Maps of the American West

The Internet Bird Collection
Bird Families of the World
Ancient Scripts
The Aberdeen Bestiary Project
The Cephalopod Page
The Ultimate Ungulate
The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
USGS Streamflow Data

Worthy Miscellany
Finno-Ugrian Music
Boojum Expeditions
American River Touring Association

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Minoan priestess Barbie
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Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014
International Buffalo Bodypainting Festival: not false advertising, I'm happy to report!

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
The Mozart Effect in practice:

Progeny (age 2): "What's this song about?" [It was Guy Clark, for the record.]
Me: "I don't know, we have to listen and see."
Progeny: "It's about a guy getting attacked by a big snake!"

Not actually an unreasonable guess around here.

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Friday, May 23, 2014
A problem with northern New Mexico written all over it: Go organic, cause a nuclear waste accident.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014
People say American taxes are too complicated, but I have no idea what they could be talking about. Nope, no clue:

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Newly discovered sarcophagi of the Chachapoya, fascinating archaeology in a spectacular setting.

Via the excellent Bones Don't Lie.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
How to coax a bullfrog into winning the Calaveras County jumping competition? Mimic a predator, of course.

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