Wednesday, May 18, 2005
And I've thought I've had bad days...
... the New York Times Magazine ... had a special issue on exploration over the last thousand years, during the millennial year. I did the back page of it, which was 'The 10 Worst Moments in the History of Exploration.' And so I was looking into these awful things ..."I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no toes and a feces chisel..."
You know, there's this Canadian Arctic explorer who was entombed, he crawled into a place to sleep for the night, and he woke up and it had turned into a solid ice tomb. He ended up having to use his own excrement to fashion it into a chisel, and he chiseled his way out and they had to amputate his toes ... [John Tierney]