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All week a migraine has been hovering, failing to coalesce, hovering. Bits of my vision is starting to crimp. I thought it would be today but it isn't. Guess I'll go into work this afternoon, then ... don't seem to be acheiving much here.

Unnerving: To open an exotic decorative wooden box from somewhere far-off and discover wood dust and flight holes. Awkward: to go to a work outing (partners welcome) and discover you're the only "partner" there.

Ah yes, some things you may have missed: apres moi, la deluge -- yon Banksy aftermath shows how you can never get one piece of grafitti on a wall.

Last week's strip. I forgot to link to it. It forms a matched pair with the week before, being stories about my old and new houses. The game I'm playing goes as follows; if the car going past takes more than ten to go past the house then it'll come and get you.

Speaking of deluges, whoah, New Orleans. We're all sad, inevitably, but more than that; we're worried that this is the first of many coastal towns to fall beneath the waters. Is it the beginning of the end for the geography we have known, loved, and always meant to get around to visiting? This picture about attachment to our familiar geography is very poignant. I want you to stay.

Had an out-of-body experience? Haven't? Either way, you can contribute to the furtherment of science by answering a Manuchester University School of Psychological Sciences questionnaire about out of body experiences. I might do.

the point of impactI smashed the swan and in the process proved my new fish-eye camera is the coolest camera ever in the world ever, sans blague. Go look.

Recently I discovered that people study chronobiology. Anyone round here know anything about that?

Sick of the happy clubber lifestyle? Some miseriguts fools have been feeling gloomy club night. Keep refreshing to see more photos of miserable boys in glasses, and who doesn't like that sight?

A happy one to go out on: robotic Penguins to seek out ice on the moon. Now that's a future I want to be part of.

Comments

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grannybum
1st Sep, 2005 11:19 (UTC)
who are you in real life?
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2005 11:54 (UTC)
not sure,
never been there.
grannybum
1st Sep, 2005 12:04 (UTC)
Re: not sure,
since writing that i have trawled through various pictures, blog doodahs and strips. i just wanted to know more as i think you're very interesting and clever. not sure why i needed to tell you that!
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2005 12:15 (UTC)
ah!
sorry -- being facetious. Jeremy Dennis. I'm honestly not altogether sure if we've met (mostly because I'm not 100% sure who you are ...) but it's a clear bet we'll have been in the same gig/event/room/whatever a couple of times, at least. Coming to a Spy 51 gig is currently on my to-do list.
buddleia
1st Sep, 2005 11:47 (UTC)
I would have thought that Chronobiology is the study of biological cycles, but I am not a Chronobiologist.

first of many coastal towns to fall beneath the waters
That freezes me right up. Not that I have a recurring fear, or anything. Like a lot of people, I liked the idea of visiting New Orleans but probably never would have. Next place on the must-see list - Venice. And Essex.
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2005 12:08 (UTC)
that's right --
It's looking at how all living organisms have clocks built into them -- diurnal, seasonal, whatever. I turned up the concept in an article entitled, "The body's biological clock: alcohol may lead to physiological anarchy" Source: Medical News Today but was after some broader context, as this study was issue-driven, issue being alcoholism.

The waters scare me, too.
crazycrone
1st Sep, 2005 12:47 (UTC)
I like that hard yellow on grey...
Evidently people with poor self-image are most likely to have OOB experiences. I've certainly had my share; may do that thing, too. Thanks for the link.
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2005 14:37 (UTC)
the colour scheme
gave me some headaches, actually. I probably should've re-drawn it and done it using inks.
applez
1st Sep, 2005 15:05 (UTC)
That lost geography
Interestingly, the common cartographic depiction of Lousiana is a lie. Much of the south-eastern 'boot' of land projecting out and south of New Orleans has been eroded for over a decade...largely the result of dredging the channel to New Orleans, and changing the pattern of sedimentation.
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2005 16:12 (UTC)
coastlines change --
I grew up in an active erosion zone, where last year's luxury holiday homes routinely became this year's cliff slips in the spring tides. But the sheer scale of the changes visited on some coastlines just beggars belief. And their corresponding vulnerability.

Interesting to see what this will do to the growing call to re-instate coastal wetlands/mangrove/deltas/swamps as buffer-zones/flood absorbers; for areas of the UK that would mean re-instating a lost geography, albiet one that's been lost for a very long time (and would we have to convert our grain production from wheat to rice?)
brixtonbrood
1st Sep, 2005 22:31 (UTC)
Re: coastlines change --
I'm assuming that Louisiana will just about have the will power to requisition a fair amount of the worst affected housing land and turn it over to salt marsh - you wouldn't expect much resistance from the people involved, it'll take months for their schools and jobs to get back up and running, by which time a lot of them may not feel like returning.
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