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Name: Will Parkinson
Gender: Male
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Home country: USA
Current location: My living room
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 16,837

About Me

Just celebrated my 25th anniversary with Paul Parkinson. I figure anyone who can stand to be with me more than 25 minutes is a keeper, but 25 years?

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NSF funded Antarctic Drilling Team finds new ecosystem

NSF-funded antarctic drilling team--first to bore through hundreds of meters of ice to where ice sheet, ocean and land converge--finds a new ecosystem

Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach and sample the "grounding zone," where Antarctic ice, land and sea all converge. Data gathered from samples of sediment taken in the grounding zone will provide clues about the mechanics of ice sheets and their potential effects on sea-level rise.

Cameras sent down the drilling hole also revealed an unsuspected population of fish and invertebrates living beneath the ice sheet, the farthest south that fish have ever been found. The surprising discovery of fish in waters that are extremely cold at -2 Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) and perpetually dark poses new questions about the ability of life to thrive in extreme environments.

Read more in an NSF news release here: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133895
Posted by WillParkinson | Sat Jan 24, 2015, 05:04 AM (1 replies)

My letter to Gardein...

A while back I wrote a letter praising your tenders and how in love with them I was. In fact, the only thing that prevented me from marrying them was the fact I was seeing other Gardein products on the side.

Then I found your Szechuan strips and a new love affair was born. I was torn between the two loves of my life, not really sure which I wanted to be with. I began to think maybe I could see both of them, as long as they didnít know about one another.

Recently I was introduced to Gardein meatballs.


What are you trying to do to me?

There are only so many meals in a day, you know. I can see one of them in the afternoon, and one in the evening, but now I have to consider one of them in the morning, too.

Iíd say shame on you for what youíre doing to me, but itís so damn good.

Thank you for everything,

Will Parkinson
Posted by WillParkinson | Tue Jan 6, 2015, 04:33 PM (5 replies)
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