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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 10:48pm on 26/04/2007 under ,
I used to say that I was still holding out hope that [livejournal.com profile] esrblog would get an invitation to do his open source evangelism thing at one of the science missions on Antarctica, so he could legitimately say that he'd done so on all seven continents.

Last night, though, the GT mailing list kicked up the following site by someone who lives in one of those missions, and what he has to say about it is enough to give anyone pause about ever sending anyone they love to Antarctica. I offer it for your reading pleasure, though the type of "pleasure" is not unlike the secret, guilty pleasure many of us feel at viewing a bad roadside disaster that missed us:

http://www.bigdeadplace.com/welcome.html

While you're touring the site, don't miss the movie review of "Happy Feet." (Don't worry; it has no spoilers. The author is interested in skewering Hollywood's exploitation of the human desire to admire all things cute, not in the movie.)

http://www.bigdeadplace.com/marchofthepenguins.html

The material featured in Big Dead Place" seems to have written by people who are actually living in Antarctica. Pity them.
Music:: A-2, courtesy of Eric and the Aegis folk who made the sampler he's playing
Mood:: 'impressed' impressed

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