on September 22 last year, Professor Robert Fuller
of the University of North Georgia spent four months paddling down the Chattahoochee River system, from the Chattahoochee's headwaters in northern Georgia down through the Apalachicola into the Gulf of Mexico, studying water quality
along the way. Then he paddled 200 miles through the Gulf, turned at the mouth of the Mobile River, and paddled another 750 miles upstream
on the Mobile, Alabama, Coosa, and Etowah Rivers all the way back
to northern Georgia—a total of just over 1,500 miles of solo paddling in his Kruger Sea Wind
. Along the way, he kept a blog
, "ate a lot of Beanie Weenies"
, and faced difficulties including cold, hunger, injuries, and river obstructions. Incidentally, he did all this while living with leukemia
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posted by Orinda
on Jul 27, 2013 -
Convicted killer wins stay.
The 9th Circuit Court feels that justice would be better served by being more sure that Cooper is actually guilty of the 4 murders he was sentenced to die for (followed from here
). Considering the amount of controversy over evidence handling in this case, I think that they're right.
posted by Dipsomaniac
on Feb 9, 2004 -
The End of the Anti-Hit List?
"And with that, the Anti-Hit List is retiring, at least for the foreseeable future."
John Sakamoto's Alternate Top 10 (AKA The Anti-Hit List
) was one of the best top ten music lists on the net. It was short and sweet and a great way to discover b-sides, covers and alternate versions of songs from a wide variety of artists. And to think, it all started back on March 12, 1996
posted by boost ventilator
on Jul 31, 2002 -
stage play debuts in Toronto and former Kids In The Hall
alumni are implicated in its production. Deconstructed French farce, post-modernism run amuck, or yet another sign of the impending teevee apocalyse? (via BoingBoing
posted by MrBaliHai
on Dec 5, 2001 -