Here’s the management email thread leading up to the disposal of winter-over eggs. Excerpts: What is the RPSC & NANA supervisor’s analysis and recommendation on use of the eggs and egg products? Neither were aware that this was a problem. They have been using oiled shell eggs for approximately 7 years without any known problems. [...]
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The Black Crevasse Forum is now up for ice-related discussions. You can reach it via the link or via the “Black Crevasse Forum” tab at the top of this Frontierwatch blog. You must be registered to post, but the registration is painless and, even though the instructions say that you must have a “valid email [...]
Scurvy Awareness Program In an effort to understand these complex influences and to promote a Safer Antarctica, Big Dead Place announces the Scurvy Awareness Program: we offer an ounce of gold and a romp with a prostitute in Christchurch to the first Antarctic participant who is diagnosed with scurvy. Cubee the Aggregate Here we stumble [...]
Here are some previous reviews from the King Haakon VII1 Review section of this website. These and future reviews will be posted in this category on the sidebar. Reviews: Being Werner Herzog: a review of Werner Herzog’s Antarctic documentary “Encounters at the End of the World” Bill Jirsa (2008) “Working in Antarctica, we witness documentary [...]
Recently Big Dead Place has become more blog-centric1 This is because it is winter, I am tired, and blogging on short timely topics of the day is easier than writing reviews, inventing proper satires, or transcribing interviews. For those who are coming to this website for the first time through this blog, here are some [...]
Top-level managers are on the prowl to discontinue any information that may actually mean anything to anybody, whether locally, or on the Internet. Useless information that means nothing to anybody, of course, remains abundant. Emails and meetings pulverize the populace. The Denver Anonymous Suggestion Box has evaporated. So I present the Antarctic Anonymous Suggestion Box. [...]
Bill Jirsa, an interviewee featured in Herzog’s new Antarctic documentary, has written a review of the film. In my job I have frequent exposure to science proposals that the National Science Foundation grantees write. Among dozens of proposals to measure carbon dioxide, to place GPS stations, to attach tracking beacons to penguins, Herzog’s film proposal [...]
After a long hiatus, the Ask an Antarctican section is up again, with a few new correspondents in the wings eager to answer your questions. I dropped the “Fucked-Up Antarctican” routine, as that schtick was worn out, though you can still read the archives.
Enjoy these scrumptious recipes from McMurdo’s own runway.
There’s a new interview with the guy who climbed Erebus on his day off here. A few years before, three people had tried to go up Erebus in the winter, but they ran into bad weather and had to retreat. Unfortunately, they had told some of their roommates, and the roommates panicked and told Search [...]