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Hubba, hubba

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Mermaid interest, 1966.  I’m not sure exactly why readers of a mens mag would want to delve into “The Queer World of the Beefcake Boys”…

The Little Mermaid explains copyright laws


Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University provides this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

Sunken Treasure — Everywhere!

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Down under the sea, where sunlight never creeps, miners soon may be working the world’s biggest “strip mine.” For large areas of the ocean floor are covered with nodules of manganese and other minerals — a treasure trove too precious to overlook! Huge hydraulic dredges, working like vacuum cleaners, will draw ore up to a barge, supervised by bathyscaphes and submarines  . . .

A vision of inner space by the artist Jo Kotula, also from 1959, for Vanadium Corporation of America.

Found at Plan59.

Mermaid statue draped in Muslim dress

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AP Sun May 20, 10:28 PM ET     Unknown offenders put a Muslim dress and head scarf on the famed Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen early Sunday May 20 2007, police said. After receiving a telephone call, a police car was dispatched to the site and she was undressed, Copenhagen police spokesman Jorgen Thomsen said. The Little Mermaid was created by Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen in tribute to Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Sitting on a rock at the entrance of the Copenhagen harbor since 1913, she draws an estimated 1 million visitors a year, and is occasionally targeted by vandals. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Andrius Karolis)

We must all stand firm in defense of the rights of mermaids and their lifestyle!

Today’s Mermaid

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Caesar’s Palace Mermaid — Las Vegas

found on Flickr

A different view

Why Holly Walsh hates the seaside.

Undersea creature of the week

Rare frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus).

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Pucker up


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Continue reading ‘Pucker up’

Put me in, Coach!

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Monster catfish swallows a basketball.

Marketa is today’s mermaid

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I feel better than James Brown

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When we were in love, I pretended you didn’t exist
       That way, I loved you more

You suggested we get married and move into a house
       I suggested that we jump overboard
          and live underwater 
          in the lost city of Atlantis
          where mermaids sing
          and tuxedoed dolphins bring you breakfast

Continue reading ‘I feel better than James Brown’

Tubular blue

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The White Zone is for loading and unloading, only.

Different kind of mermaid

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Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros / MERMAID

The largest amphibian plane in the world, the A-40 Albatros military maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft, first flew in 1986 and entered service in limited numbers in 1990. Designed to replace old the Beriev Be-12 and Ilyushin Il-38 in Russian Navy aviation anti-submarine service, the A-40 was developed to provide access to remote areas in the east of the Soviet Union, transporting replacement maritime crews, anti-submarine operations, and SAR work. This product of the G.M.Beriev Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Engineering Complex, was detected by US intelligence in 1988 and designated MERMAID by NATO. The A-40 aircraft was publicly revealed at the Tushino airshow in August 1989. The Be-42 is a unique aircraft, with its high-aspect ratio, slightly swept wings, slender fuselage, and booster engines faired in beneath the main engines. The unmistakable shape features a high wing with two large motors placed over the wing, a “T” tail and a probe for the in-flight refueling. Despite a lack of production orders the Beriev A-40 Albatros has accumulated a number of world-wide performance records from its first flight in 1986.  [LINK]

Today’s mer-person

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“Mitred Personage Riding a Maritime Creature”

Maxing Out on Positive Graphics

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I really enjoyed the “Exit Only” episodes on the Furled Sails podcast.   The family/crew of this cruising cat has done a circumnavigation, and their (continuing) adventures are described on their website, Maxing Out.  This site also links to Dr. Dave’s Positive Graphics, pictures and inspiration for the land-locked.