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  • Posted by Jonathan on September 29th, 2006 (All posts by )

    Heading for Calais: A Chicagoboy sets off via the Northwest Passage to give Jacques and Dominique a piece of his mind.

    (Want to join him? Maybe these people can help.)

    UPDATE: Wise guys. I’ll give you a sea monster.

    UPDATE 2: It’s an Al-berg!


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    1. michael Says:

      Before the caption scrolled into view, my first impression was it was a new Loch Ness Monster photo.

    2. Knucklehead Says:


      I am in 100% agreement. I saw the photo and immediately thought, “Calais my arse, that’s Nessie!”

    3. andrewdb Says:

      I thought I was going to be the first to say that.

    4. Mitch Says:

      Help save the American bison – your donations will help feed them a diet rich in kapok, allowing them to float gracefully across the inland seas where the prairies used to be before Algore melted the polar ice caps with his bloviating.

    5. Tatyana Says:

      The name Algore is the proof that Arabic seamen were here first. Biased bigots tend to overlook the history of this part of the world, but every once and a while it bursts out, announce itself, leaves traces – in names and artefacts.
      Al Gor?

    6. Knucklehead Says:

      OMG! The Algore ate Nessie!

    7. Mitch Says:

      Tatyana – Not to mention al Abama and al Asqa. They must also have penetrated deep into the continent, leaving behind place names such as Cairo, Little Egypt, Thebes , Lebanon and Alhambra in Illinois alone.

    8. Lex Says:

      Mitch, great article on Little Egypt. Of course there is a very vulgar expression for the region known commonly by its initials which I will not type here. The writer does not link the settlement pattern of LE to the work of David Hackett Fischer, though it is clear that these folks were his “backcountry borderers”, seedbed of the Jacksonian strain in American life identified by Walter Russell Mead.

    9. Al Maviva Says:

      I see the bear butt, and I see the pig head, but where’s the man torso? Find the man torso! We want ManBearPig! Bring back ManBearPig!

    10. Tatyana Says:

      Totally Off-Top:
      Al Maviva, can you tell me what ever happened to Sasha Castel? Miss her.

    11. Al Maviva Says:

      Last I heard, she met up with some amazing Australian guy or something. For all I know, dingos could be eating here by-bee as you read this. I can try to ping her and find out. I’ll also ask Mike Hendrix and see if he has a lead on her.

      Then I’ll threadjack and post an off-topic update somewhere in these parts.

    12. Tatyana Says:

      Sitting on needles and pins here.

      [australian guy you say…hmmm]