Snipe Hunt: The Dodologist

Introducing a new feature, in which the Jury Box visits a blog and surveys the bookmarks for topics of interest.

Today’s Snipe Hunting grounds: The Dodologist, “celebrating extinction since November 2009.”

The Dodologist posts a rather fine tribute to ’60s pop singer Billie Davis, who reminds the Jury Box a bit of Alexi Wasser, the girl in the York Peppermint Patty ad.

On the Pre-Raphaelite front, the Dodologist favors Arthur Hughes’ Ophelia.

As for the Dodologist’s bookmarks, the Jury Box, which doesn’t read Norwegian, is limited to the ones in English:

Some fine children’s book illustrators at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

Newton’s First Law of Motion explained by Calvin & Hobbes via Quodlibeta.

Basset hounds and snake tattoos at The Lord Bassington-Bassington Chronicles.

“Painfully polite and hilariously hostile writings” left on windshields &c, at Passive Agressive Notes.

Tawny Frogmouths and other bizarre beasts at The Ever so Strange Animal Almanac.

Another Pre-Raphaelite painting, William Holman Hunt’s The Awakening Conscience, at Manipulating Light.

(Image above by AJ Hand at Friends of Sherwood Island.)

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4 responses to “Snipe Hunt: The Dodologist

  1. Tangential comment:

    Snipe, woodcock and ruffed grouse; red maple swamps, old apple orchards and tangled briar breaks where belled spaniels snuffle in early autumn colors…These are the composite Holy Grail for the American upland hunter.

    Seeing the pic of the woodcock pulling his favorite meal from the mud takes my weary mind off the February cabin fever blahs.

    Thanks Elk!

    BTW, The Dodologist is a delight.

  2. Sven, as you can see, baseball musings are helping me get through February and look ahead to spring, and I am happy to aid you in this endeavor via the snipe!

  3. http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=col

    9 days until the first spring training game. That will help!

  4. Sven, for fun, go here and search on the keyword baseball.

    It’s the Library of Congress’ collection of old images from the Denver Public Library.

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