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ERB ECLECTICA 2000.03.24
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1. Dead Mars, Dying Earth
2. New Mars map reveals possibility of ancient life
3. Scientists find Mars polar caps 'cheesy'
4. Martian Dust Devil Trails

5. New and Improved Gridley Wave is Patented
6. The Petting Zoo

7. Edgar Rice Burroughs Library of Illustrations
8. Saturday Evening Post ~ July 29, 1939 ~ ERB issue
9. Fanzines From The Past: Gridley Wave #7 ~ Barsoomian Bazaar #13
10. Dejah Thoris Portrait by Beham
11. ERB Handwritten Letter

12. John Coleman Burroughs Tribute at ECOF 2000


1. Dead Mars, Dying Earth
John Brandenburg's book Dead Mars, Dying Earth theorizes the comet responsible for gouging Mars' 120-mile wide Lyot impact crater 500 million years ago also blasted organic seed debris onto Earth, which in turn hastened the evolution of primitive aquatic life.
Dead Mars, Dying Earth by John Brandenburg

2. New Mars map reveals possibility of ancient life
Scientists at MIT have gained a whole new perspective on Mars. Using laser ranging devices, topographic maps and measurements of gravity, researchers have peered beneath the planet's surface, below the dust and sediment that cover it, and have successfully mapped the underworld of the Red Planet. Scientists found more evidence beneath Mars' topography that the planet was once wetter and warmer, with possibly an ocean in its northern hemisphere. And that means, it's possible there really could have been life on Mars.
Mars Map

3. Scientists find Mars polar caps 'cheesy'
New images of Mars have provided scientists with a new way to compare the Red Planet's polar caps. Apparently, each pole resembles a kind of cheese.   The high-resolution images captured by the Mars Global Surveyor show that the north polar cap has a basically flat surface covered in pits, cracks, bumps and knobs that give it the appearance of cottage cheese. The southern
polar cap, however, looks more like Swiss cheese, with larger pits, troughs and subterranean holes.

Mars North Polar CapMars South Polar Cap

4. Martian Dust Devil Trails
Who's been marking up Mars? A portion of a recent high-resolution picture from the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft shows twisting dark trails criss-crossing a relatively flat rippled region about 3 kilometers wide on the Martian surface.

Newly formed trails like these presented researchers with a tantalizing martian mystery but have now been identified as likely the work of miniature wind vortices known to occur on the red planet - Martian dust devils... or...maybe...

Hyper-light-speed antenna - US Patent US6025810
"The invention is an antenna that, it is believed, can transmit or receive at a speed greater than the speed of light."
"The invention takes a transmission of energy, and instead of sending it through normal time and space, it pokes a small hole into another dimension, thus sending the energy through a place which allows transmission of energy to exceed the speed of light."


A Vermont native, Ronald Demuth, found himself in a difficult position yesterday. While touring the Eagle's Rock African Safari (Zoo) with a group of thespians from St. Petersburg, Russia, Mr. Demuth went overboard to show them one of America's many marvels. He demonstrated the effectiveness of "Crazy Glue"... the hard way.

Apparently, Mr. Demuth wanted to demonstrate just how good the adhesive was, so he put about 3 ounces of the adhesive in the palms of his hands, and jokingly placed them on the buttocks of a passing rhino. The rhino, a resident of the zoo for the past thirteen years, was not initially startled as it has been part of the petting exhibit since its arrival as a baby. However, once it became aware of its being involuntarily stuck to Mr. Demuth, it began to panic and ran around the petting area wildly making Mr. Demuth an unintended passenger.

"Sally [the rhino] hasn't been feeling well lately. She had been very constipated. We had just given her a laxative and some depressants to relax her bowels, when Mr.Demuth played his juvenile prank," said James Douglass, caretaker. During Sally's tirade two fences were destroyed, a shed wall was gored, and a number of small animals escaped. Also, during the stampede, three pygmy goats and one duck were stomped to death.

As for Demuth, it took a team of medics and zoo caretakers' to remove his hands from her buttocks. First, the animal had to be captured and calmed down. However, during this process the laxatives began to take hold and Mr. Demuth was repeatedly showered with over 30 gallons of rhino diarrhea. "It was tricky. We had to calm her down, while at the same time shield our faces from being pelted with rhino dung. I guess you could say that Mr. Demuth was into it up to his neck.

Once she was under control, we had three people with shovels working to keep an air passage open for Mr. Demuth. We were able to tranquilize her and apply a solvent to remove his hands from her rear," said Douglass. "I don't think he'll be playing with Crazy Glue for a while."

Meanwhile, the Russians, while obviously amused, also were impressed with the power of the adhesive. "I'm going to buy some for my children, but of course they can't take it to the zoo," commented Vladimir Zolnikov, leader of the troupe.

Submitted by the Wazirian

7. The Edgar Rice Burroughs Library of Illustrations
Volume 1 (271 pages) and Volume 2 (306 pages). Published by Russ Cochran in 1976 and 1977. These books are filled almost cover to cover with the artwork that illustrated Burroughs stories in Magazines, Pulps, Comic Strips, Dust Jackets, and Books. The illustrations start from the earliest publications in the pulps in 1912 and progress through Burroughs life and career. These illustrations are full page and in fantastic full color or black and white just as they appeared in the original publications.


The Saturday Evening Post ~ July 29, 1939
 The lead article in this issue is "How to Become a Great Writer" by Alva Johnson about Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.
9. Fanzines from the Past
Gridley Wave #7 and Barsoomian Bazaar #13
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ERBzine ERB Artists Encyclopedia

Dejah Thoris by Benham
Rendered in pencil on bristol vellum paper

An Edgar Rice Burroughs handwritten letter
23.06.05 on Tarzana Ranch Stationery
Re: League Of Nations & Socialism


The Talents of John Colman Burroughs to be Remembered at ECOF 2000
Special Guest at this year's ECOF Convention in Clarksville will be
Mary Burroughs, widow of John Coleman Burroughs

John Coleman Burroughs

Mary Burroughs with Bill Hillman

Boy - a watercolour by John Coleman Burroughs - from the Hillman Collection
 ~ Little Boy ~
Jack and Jane's son, John
brother to Danton and Dian
A JCB Water Colour
from the Hillman Collection

See much more of JCB's work at:
Those Burroughs Kids: Motes & Quotes #50
JCB Art Gallery: ERBzine 0166

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