11 January 2007

I'm in!!!

I quote the email arriving yesterday:


Membership admission


«On this day, January 10th 2007, be it known that [Scholiast] has exercised a true cartozoological disposition by the discovery of an irate, Greek bird in Athens, and is therefore being admitted to The Society of Friends of Cartozoology

It's such an honour! I'm blushing, I'm sure. I named the bird Volucris Irata Athaenaeum (irate Athenian bird), but my Latin is more than rusty, so if anyone would like to correct it, feel free... It's just down from the Acropolis, and can be trudged around at will! Let me know if there are any special sights along the route - tavernas, museums etc. ;)

- You're not sure what cartozoology is? The official* definition is: The science or practice of discovering and studying animals outlined paradigmatically by street layouts as they appear on maps, especially with reference to physical evidence of the animals’ presence in the corresponding terrain.

Or you can read more about it here. I'm sure there are animals in your streets too, why don't you all join in the search?

*Yes, there is an actual Cartozoologic society. Right up there with the "Donaldists", a society that has spread from Norway to Denmark, Sweden and Germany...

2 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Oh my God, the things you make me learn! I would never have dreamed of anything like this...
It's insane...

"D" said...

I always knew you were special!