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Bienvenido El Niño

HAIL PELICUS!   Bienvenido El Niño   The weather models have been steadily growing more certain as the Equatorial Pacific current warms up and it seems to have finally arrived, so let me officially give a Hail Pelicus welcome to El Niño. For the last couple of weeks bands...

Pelicus Festivus

HAIL PELICUS!   Pelicus Festivus   We here at the editorial board of Hail Pelicus would like to wish everyone a Happy (insert holiday here – or not).   Ever since humans first started to look around and think “what’s is all about, really?” there have been midwinter festivals to...

Requiem aeternam dona eis

HAIL PELICUS!   Requiem aeternam dona eis, et lux perpetua luceat eis Eternal rest give to them, and let perpetual light shine upon them.   To An Athlete Dying Young A.E. Houseman The time you won your town the race     We chaired you through the market-place;          Man and boy stood cheering by,             ...

Adult Swim

HAIL PELICUS!   Adult Swim   We have started getting to the pointy end of the World Cup (don’t ask me why a cup has a pointy end) and kiddie time in the pools is over: it’s time for Adult Swim.   For all of their bluster and pompousness, England...

Is The Cup Half Empty Or Half Full?

HAIL PELICUS!   Is The Cup Half Empty Or Half Full? “There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are...