"It's not just the end of the world, it's Ptarmageddon!!"
So spake my friend, Blackbelt Barrister, who pointed something out to me that must likewise be brought to the attention of my tiny but apparently enthusiastic readership.
Canada, this great land of ours, is full of -- and yields unto our eyes -- many wonders.
This time, one of those wonders is Ptarmageddon!!!11!1!!!!
"Research scientist and amateur sleuth Robyn Devara is looking forward to a trip to the Yukon with her boyfriend, Kelt Roberson, when he tells about the bloody murder of a reclusive ptarmigan researcher."
I just can't figure out if this is a joke. (No offense to the author.)
More or less on-topic, I grew up watching the fabulous Hinterland Who's Who public service announcements. American and international readers will not understand how affecting that flute line is (to me).
So without further ado, I give you, THE WILLOW PTARMAGEDDON!!! I mean, ptarmigan. Ahem:
I'll see if I can dig up a pic I have of a ptarmigan from one of my trips north, doing its best "why you see me? I camoflaged [sic]" impression.
Stay tuned. And if you are familiar with the HWW clips, what's your favourite?
This IM from Blackbelt Barrister, who was on exactly the same wavelength, apparently:
You could have quite a fruitful discussion on whether Canadian literature is the most parochial on earth
not to say a lot isn't very good
have you seen the You Tube video about spiders that is a mock Hinterland Who's who?
So here it is: