September 26th, 2012

State of JohnK, Today

Woke this morning feeling...tired, and still somewhat ill from the effects of the seriously complete ultrasound tests of all my lymph nodes the other day.

I worked a half day yesterday, and am in the office planning to work a full day today, but that remains to be seen as to whether I can handle the work life for today. My voice is... quite bad, as the swelling on the left side of my throat at the moment is interfering with my speech. So I'm staying rather quiet and silent for the most part, much to the amusement of my fellow employees.

When I got home from work yesterday, there was a message on my answering machine from the doctor's office. Dr. Quack wants to see me next week. So I called them back, and the appointment is for a week tomorrow. (The first doctor's appointment of October, oh joy!)

Just thought I'd provide folks with a bit of an update this morning.

Catching Up with Palaeo News IX

Time for another update on all things dinosaur and palaeontology.


There have been many ugly movie dinosaurs, but Metamorphosis featured the worst dinosaur *ever*:

The Worst Dinosaur Ever


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There's a very neat video on London's hidden fossils - a tour with paleontologist Issy Gilbert that should be seen.

London's Hidden Fossils


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Not really dinosaur related, but I think these lemurs have the right idea about how to start the day...

Lemurs Start Their Day


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A piece on the fabled Bone Wars, and a Texas connnection.

Bone Wars - The Texas Connection


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A piece on dinosaur politics, and how 19th century naturalists raced each other to describe Thecodontosaurus first.

Tussling Over Thecodontosaurus


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Anyone who thinks fluffy tyrannosaurs are less scary, consider this: The devastating bite of T-Rex:

The T-Rex's Dangerous and Deadly Bite


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Laelaps
Adult T-Rexes had awesome, crushing bites, but tyrants had to grow into their power.

The Awkwardness of Tyrant Teens


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Everyone knows that Godzilla is a mutated dinosaur. But what type of dinosaur?

What Type of Dinosaur is Godzilla?


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Did dinosaurs swim? What trackways tell us about the Dilophosaurus doggie-paddle.

Did Dinosaurs Swim?


And that's it for this batch. :)

What Should I Run at CanGames This Year? (Poll)

Yes, it's that time of year once again. What with CanGames, 2013 slightly less than eight (8) months away, it's time to see what my LJ readers and others who want to comment on this matter have to say in terms of which roleplaying game(s) I should run at CanGames this coming year.

So, without further ado, I present:


Poll #1868684 RPG Choices at CanGames

What RPG(s) should I run at CanGames in 2013?

Broken Rooms RPG
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Desolation RPG
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Parsec RPG
2(40.0%)
Primeval RPG
1(20.0%)
Shadows of Esteren RPG
2(40.0%)
Yggdrasill RPG
0(0.0%)
I don't care what RPGs you run at CanGames!
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Just run some RPGs at CanGames!
0(0.0%)