Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Boojamus in excelsis!

Snark hunting is passé this festive week, this being a time of general goodwill and peace on earth, etc. Hunting anything with forks and hope is right out, which should be a comfort to all Snarks wishing to take a few days off with their families.

And I'm certain that all such nonsensical beasts would express along with me (if anyone ever bothered to ask them), the most heartfelt best wishes to everyone who has so kindly written to me or taken the trouble to encourage others to view my humble efforts, in particular: La source aux bois, Stochastic Bookmark, Michael Sporn Animation, Scott Sharplin's Infinite Number of Monkeys and especially the truly erudite Snarkologist, Doug Howick. All of the above are the most sporting-type fellow snarquistes you could wish for.

As a small holiday token of my gratitude (and another manifestation of my relentlessly misplaced and futile commercial instincts), I offer my readers the screensaver seen above (1280x1024). It is eminently suitable for the desktops of all cubicle-trapped office drones who entertain idle fantasies of a tropical cruise in this, my private world … the best of all possible worlds …

For those who revel in such minutiae, a 1024x768 version is available here and a 1280x854 beastie is lurking here.

Enough of talk, so, if you don't object, my dear, we'll try a glass of bitter beer. I think it looks inviting.


  1. Thanks so much for this wonderful gift in color. I'm ready to embark for many more adventures in 2008. Hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for the coming year!

  2. Congratulations on the masterly colour production, which will make a perfect frontispiece for the eventual publication of your version of the saga.
    In contradistinction to your generous acknowledgement of my occasional support, I contend that I am just one of many who enjoy your lexiphanic grandiloquisms almost as much as your artistic interpretations.
    I look forward to the 2008 offerings. Kind regards, Doug H

  3. Dear Doug,
    You are too kind! Your excellent samples of Snarkiana which you send me are so very useful to me.

    I look forward to all of us regaling each other with our logomanic jackanapery & Boojumastic palaver in 2008!

    Actually, the color drawing I posted might well serve as the movie poster, as soon as I can get hold of Ian McKlellan to play the Bellman … The Snark would have to to be Cate Blanchett, etc etc. The Butcher … Gerard Depardieu, etc etc

    Food for idle post-Christmas-dinner palaver … the ideal casting for a Snark?

  4. Thanks, Mahendra! Your art shall grace my desktop as I sail into the uncharted waters of 2008!