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

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

web metrics
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:

Labels: , , ,

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.

Labels: ,

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

Labels: ,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
What to do next time you're bored on a plane? Take 15th-Century Flemish-style self portraits in the lavatory, of course!

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Holy moly! An earthquake in Pakistan just created a new island! It's a small island, but still.... Now that I'm living in a place where I can see fault scarps cutting our very small and young alluvial fans, this makes my flesh crawl a bit.

Labels: ,

Friday, September 13, 2013

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrews subsist on "a diet roughly equivalent to 100 percent beer".

Labels: , , ,

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013
This is one righteously pissed off birder. Odious and Peculiar heartily approve!

Hat tip: Chas.

Labels: ,