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Creek Running North
January 13, 2006
The good news is...
... that I'll be getting loads of entertaining hate mail when people start seeing the new Earth Island Journal cover.
UPDATE: as long as PZ's sending some interested traffic this way, I should let people know how to get ahold of a copy of this issue of the Earth Island Journal.
Ordinarily, I'd suggest you join Earth Island Institute but if you joined today your subscription would start with the next issue. Which you can still do anyway.
This issue will be on the stands in about a week, so you might check this list of North American magazine retailers to see if one of our outlets is near you.
If not, or if you'd rather see us get something closer to the full cover price as opposed to the thirty-nine cents or so we get from each newsstand sale, send five dollars American per copy to:
Audrey Webb, Associate Publisher
Earth Island Journal
300 Broadway, suite 28
San Francisco, CA, 94133.
Specify that you'd like a copy of the Winter 2006 issue of the Journal, and (please!) include your name and mailing address. We'll eat the postage, but if you feel like tossing a bit more our way to cover it we wouldn't say "no."
Posted by Chris Clarke at January 13, 2006 11:53 AM
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Now that is a cover!
Excerpt: Chris is clearly trying to drum up support among My People*. *My People. You know, godless nature lovers who like turtle sex. We're a  h u g e  demographic....
Tracked: January 13, 2006 02:53 PM
Yeah, people get pretty huffy about the sea turtle sex thing.Posted by: apostropher at January 13, 2006 01:14 PM
Hah! Most excellent! I hope you'll be sharing some of it.Posted by: Stephanie at January 13, 2006 01:21 PM
Calling Occupants of Holy Interplanetary, Most Extraordinary Craft!Posted by: norbizness at January 13, 2006 01:24 PM
My very first thought was, and I quote myself:
"Sweet!"Posted by: Rana at January 13, 2006 01:25 PM
(Why I couldn't have just typed "sweet" without the introduction is a mystery I may never solve.)Posted by: Rana at January 13, 2006 01:25 PM
Reminds me of an op-ed letter I read in a Southern Baptist magazine back when I was in high school. The writer protested a previous cover story on environmentalism in which sources encouraged Christians to think of themselves as God's stewards of the earth, arguing that the world was doomed to a fiery end any day now and didn't matter.Posted by: Ancrene Wiseass at January 13, 2006 01:38 PM
I'm with Rana, except my thought was:
"Niiiiice."Posted by: paperwight at January 13, 2006 01:46 PM
My thought was, "cool!"
I wonder if our respective one-word initial responses are indicative of the decades in which we grew up? Maybe we can develop an index.Posted by: Violet Socks at January 13, 2006 02:40 PM
23 Skidoo!Posted by: Chris Clarke at January 13, 2006 02:41 PM
Snap! That's hecka tight!
(Wait, I'm 47. I can't say that.)Posted by: MikeM at January 13, 2006 02:59 PM
I'd rather not ascribe too much meaning to our initial reactions, because mine indicates that "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" was far too formative for me.Posted by: Stephanie at January 13, 2006 03:05 PM
"Oh, wow, bitchin'"Posted by: Demento at January 13, 2006 03:35 PM
I'm sorry, but my first thought was, "this is news?" Ever since that whole "have dominion" thing was written down in Genesis 1:26 it's been used to rationalize every sort of horror. God DID make it for us...Posted by: OGeorge at January 13, 2006 04:04 PM
wow, do you have any copies that are suitable for framing?Posted by: GrrlScientist at January 13, 2006 04:10 PM
Whoa, Nelly!Posted by: alice at January 13, 2006 04:45 PM
I bet you get at least one mail from someone who doesn't read the type and tells you that the cover does a good job giving all glory to the lord.Posted by: eRobin at January 13, 2006 05:17 PM
"giving all glory to the lord"
But eRobin, you have to give some glory to the lord for taking special care to save every virulent bacterium and virus by inflicting their sicknesses on Noah and his sons and daughters on that really big boat to save that part of biodiversity for the modern world . . .Posted by: Jamie at January 13, 2006 07:20 PM
Gnarly; as we said back when I was young.Posted by: Sage Donkey at January 13, 2006 07:50 PM
re: List of North American Magazine Whatnotters
There's a place a block away from my house, not on that list, that sells it, too. So for other Trianglers (I know you're in here!), you can also get el Journal at the Regulator on 9th, and it's all indie and stuff.
I admit to sometimes going into the store just so I can see it there *toe scrub in dirt*.
Also: badass.Posted by: Allison at January 13, 2006 08:22 PM
Help me out here just a bit. I'm missing some critical piece of information that everyone else here seems to have: Why will hate mail be directed at you?Posted by: Ed Darrell at January 14, 2006 10:32 AM
Because despite the fact that the author of the article took pains to point out that many - perhaps the majority of - Christians are sincere environmentalists, there will be people who either don't read that far into the article, or who decide any negative mention of any aspect of Christianity is offensive.Posted by: Chris Clarke at January 14, 2006 10:56 AM
Well, the cover convinced me. I signed up. Hopefully the local Barnes & Noble isn't sold out.Posted by: Charles at January 14, 2006 12:43 PM
pissa!Posted by: julia at January 14, 2006 04:54 PM