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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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10. There has been a herd of bison in Golden Gate park, in the city of San Francisco, since 1891. A non-native species, programs have been in effect since the turn of the century to exterminate them, but all have proven unsuccessful. It has been a longstanding tradition that any park visitor who takes down a bison will be rewarded with a key to the city. Only 3 keys have ever been distributed.

9. Most disposable utensils available in California are not plastic, but made from a stiff, biodegradable material with a taste not unlike Edam cheese. This is to comply with the California Environmental Protection Act of 2005. Many people like to consume their unused utensils by breaking them up and scattering them over soup.

8. Despite what all San Francisco residents will claim, we do in fact refer to the city as 'Frisco—but only in the exclusive company of known residents. Use of this term in a liberal, confident manner will endear you to everyone you encounter, and possibly open the door to options usually reserved for locals by shopkeepers and waitstaff.

7. There still exists a certain amount of animosity between Northern and Southern California, the result of an unsuccessful attempt at succession made by the Southern cities, led by the mayor of Los Angeles in 1939. The conflict, which lasted 12 weeks and was only resolved when acting governor Ulysses Billowbottom called in the National Guard to retake LA, was overshadowed by the start of the second world war in Europe, and is not widely known outside of California.

6. During the Civil Conflict (or The War of Northern Californian Aggression, as it was known in the south), the rich farms of the Central Valley were the most heavily disputed territories, though they themselves saw no strong allegiance to either party. While the conflict never turned 'hot,' during the standoff the Southern Californian militias were fond of launching produce across the lines, and thus earned themselves the nickname "avocado tossers."

5. Today, this animosity is entirely expressed through the almost European fervor that surrounds Major League Baseball games between the LA Dodgers and SF Giants, which often results in football-like rioting. In the 2006 season alone, there were 200+ serious injuries, and 18 fatalities.

4. The weather in San Francisco is often much warmer than anticipated. Visitors expect California to be sunny, but what many don't realize is that the entire state is actually below the tropic of cancer, and SF in particular averages about 85°F year round. This is counter-intuitive mainly because the Mercator projection maps taught to most schoolchildren inaccurately suggest that the top of CA and NYC are on roughly the same line of longitude. In reality, the entire United States is tilted at an angle of about 30 degrees, thrusting most of the west coast into the tropics.

3. Earthquakes occur on average 2000 times per day and are caused primarily by immigrants.

2. Northern California is home to the Giant Sequoia, the world's largest tree. They can be viewed in several National and State Parks in the area, and are a must-see. They are so big (regularly 20' in diameter) that many of them have been hollowed out into cabins by homeless people and other transients. These makeshift shelters are not always apparent and may be on the main trails. Like with other wildlife, avoid startling the tree dwellers by making loud noises to announce your presence. If a tree dweller jumps out from his house onto the trail, do not turn and run, but back away slowly.

1. There are no elevators in San Francisco. Instead, a series of pulleys and zip lines are used to ascend and descend within buildings. This is due to the earthquakes. And fog. And homosexuality.

List inspired by UD.

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