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OK, ugh

caek, Wednesday, 20 February 2008 14:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

i just saw werner herzog's new movie about antarctica. it's called encounters at the end of the world. some cool stuff in there.

-- s1ocki, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 06:17 (6 months ago) Bookmark Link

Opens june 11.

caek, Thursday, 13 March 2008 18:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

The galley at the South Pole, 1975

caek, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 02:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

1979

caek, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 02:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

first picture looks like something out of LOST

jergïns, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 02:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

More amazing photos: http://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/trivia.html

caek, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 02:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

sounds great fun:

http://www.thehousenextdooronline.com/2008/06/great-ecstasy-of-icecarver-werner.html

caek, Thursday, 12 June 2008 22:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

this is one of my favorite threads ever.

Maria, Thursday, 12 June 2008 22:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

El Tomboto, Thursday, 12 June 2008 22:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
4 months pass...

anyone interested?

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/fbh/928514274.html

clotpoll, Saturday, 22 November 2008 01:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have my suspicious on that. All the US Antarctic hiring is done through Raytheon:
http://rpsc.raytheon.com/Employment/

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 22 November 2008 01:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

suspicions

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 22 November 2008 01:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think it's legit. The contact e-mail is from the usap.gov site.

clotpoll, Saturday, 22 November 2008 01:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

it doesn't make sense because they don't need to advertise. they get hundreds, if not thousands, of applications. and i'm talking just for dishwashing.

that special someone (jergins), Saturday, 22 November 2008 01:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Apparently hiring is done through the NANA company that posting mentions as well as Raytheon...but the USAP and NANA sites say applications go to a general NANA HR email, not the specific name on that ad. So I'm also suspicious.

Maria, Saturday, 22 November 2008 02:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

RIP Jerri Nielsen

BOSTON (AP) -- Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer before a dramatic rescue from the South Pole, has died. She was 57. Her husband, Thomas FitzGerald, said she died Tuesday at their home in Southwick, Mass. Her cancer had been in remission until it returned in August 2005, he said Wednesday.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 23:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

dude on the left is frightening me

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 14 February 2011 21:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Shackleton is an all-time bad ass.

gtfopocalypse (dan m), Monday, 14 February 2011 22:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Got that right.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 February 2011 22:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

apparently bad-ass enough to allow a zombie with no pupils on his expedition team

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 14 February 2011 22:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

and the dog on the far left is a shapeshifter!

uncle twikkelingssteurnissen (unregistered), Monday, 14 February 2011 23:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

has anyone seen this?

http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/461

caek, Monday, 14 February 2011 23:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

apparently it's been screening on discovery in the UK

caek, Monday, 14 February 2011 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Robert Scott's abandoned hut is just astonishingly beautiful and terrifying (you can see some high-res photos of it here and here: best viewed in full size). some of the furnishings came from the Shackleton Expedition, which reused the hut years after Scott met his doom.

that video looks interesting, caek. I hope it shows up on Discovery in the US at some point.

uncle twikkelingssteurnissen (unregistered), Monday, 14 February 2011 23:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

i read the worst journey in the world last year and posted this:

Will finish The Worst Journey In The World this weekend. Incredible book. Surprisingly funny. Not Jeeves and Wooster, but occasionally laugh out loud good. And obviously what happened is incredible and it can't help but be thrilling. It's a bit "one crevasse after another" (lol sounds like my friday night) for the first 300 pages or so, but from the winter journey to the penguin rookery onwards (obv. including the polar journey) it's just wonderful. And I really enjoyed the unusual structure of the last couple of hundred pages, which is assembled from diaries of multiple people in multiple parties and ends up jumping backwards and forwards revealing what happened in a rather crafty way (although obviously you know the basic story).

caek, Monday, 14 February 2011 23:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

tl;dr version: read if u like antarctica

caek, Monday, 14 February 2011 23:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

caek, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 00:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

south pole bar, winter 1977

caek, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 00:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

first sunrise after winter, 21 september 1977 just before flights start arriving again
and this is what they sang http://www.southpolestation.com/spring/c130.mp3

caek, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 00:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

caek, Saturday, 5 March 2011 01:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

caek, Saturday, 5 March 2011 01:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

caek, Saturday, 5 March 2011 01:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

this appeals to me on so many levels, make me sad that I've not seen places like this for myself.

not_goodwin, Saturday, 5 March 2011 01:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Cool!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 October 2011 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

(the zombie guy is frank wild)

mark s, Friday, 7 October 2011 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Great stuff (and a link to the original piece if you'd like to go all in).

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

nature had a seriously good week this week, with these mountains and ionian water

caek, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

european even

caek, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

toandos, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

In which mark s digs deep, with Scott/Amundsen as a launching point for all kinds of things:

http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2012/04/inuit-science-and-the-commodification-of-victory-scott-versus-amundsen-a-century-on/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 April 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

deep into the zone of pitchforkmedia

Ms Tum-Bla-Wi-Tee (nakhchivan), Monday, 30 April 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

"I'm going online, I may be some time..."

second dullest ILXor since 1929 (snoball), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

RIP Nick Johnson, writer of the terrific Big Dead Place book and blog: http://feralhouse.com/nick-johnson-rip/

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 6 December 2012 08:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeesh. Heavy stuff. Rip.

caek, Thursday, 6 December 2012 10:32 (1 year ago) Permalink


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