As a Dodo

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

As A Dodo

As A Dodo: The obituaries you’d like to see is a satirical British blog of faux obituaries, written by George Poles and Simon Littlefield. Recently, some of the blog writings became a book: As a Dodo: The Obituaries You’d Really Like to See.

Death comes to us all, but never in so pleasing a way as now. As a Dodo is a satirical compilation of faux obituaries to make you wipe tears of laughter from your eyes as you bid farewell to all things lost. From Britney’s hair and the comedy double act of Bush and Blair to Prince Harry’s bad-boy reputation, nothing is safe from the scathing wit of the award-winning blogsters. Speaking ill of the dead has never been so much fun!

Doctor Who: The Last Dodo

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Doctor Who: The Last Dodo

The Last Dodo is a BBC Books original novel written by Jacqueline Rayner and based on the long running science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. It was published on 19 April 2007, after the television debut of companion Martha Jones, alongside Sting of the Zygons, and Wooden Heart.

Description from the BBC Shop:

After a trip to the zoo, the Doctor and Martha go in search of a real live dodo, and are transported by the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the Last Ones. There, in the Earth section, they discover every extinct creature up the the present day – billions of them, from the tiniest insect to the biggest dinosaur, all still alive and in suspended animation.

Preservation is the Museum’s only job – collecting the last of every endangered species from all over the universe. And for millenia the Museum has been trying to trace one elusive specimen: the last of the Time Lords.

Featuring the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit series.

Alice Liddel’s Paper Doll

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Alice Liddel’s Paper Doll

Cover of the Japanese version of Alice Liddel’s Paper Doll by Christina Björk and Inga‐Karin Eriksson. Image from Hugo Strikes Back!.

Soar Despite Your Dodo Sales Manager

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Soar Despite Your Dodo Sales Manager

Soar Despite Your Dodo Sales Manager, written by Lee B. Salz, isn’t a book about dodos, it’s a business book. I have no idea if it’s good or not, but I liked the cover.

When the Do-Do Bird is Singing in the Coca-Cola Tree

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

When the Do-Do Bird is Singing in the Coca-Cola Tree

The vintage cover of this When the Do-Do Bird is Singing in the Coca-Cola Tree vintage sheet music for piano was kindly uploaded by Jerub Baal. (Thanks Pita!)

The Cat and The Dodo (book)

Monday, January 15th, 2007

The Cat and the Dodo (book)

The Cat and The Dodo (book) by Bibi. BTW, I’m planning to write a review about the book on the picture, The Dodo: Extinction in Paradise by Errol Fuller.

Douwe Dabbert

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Douwe Dabbert is a comic figure conceived by artist Piet Wijn and scenarist Thom Roep.

Douwe Dabbert is a small gnome-like creature who goes through all sorts of strange adventures where he meets (often) supernatural beings. He has a magic backpack from which he can always conjure items that help him out of even the most perilous situations. […] In several of his stories, he had a dodo as a companion.

Lambiek has a short biography about the creator of Douwe Dabbert, Piet Wijn, in English, and a better one in Dutch. And this Dutch page contains images and information about the all the 23 comic books published and the collections published after. (Thanks Karramarro)

Douwe Dabbert comic strip

Douwe Dabbert - De schacht naar Noord

Douwe Dabbert - De weg naar West

Dodos in popular culture

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

More proves that I’m not having hallucinations about the popularity of dodos: Dodos in popular cultureThe Dodo’s significance as one of the best-known extinct animals and its singular appearance has led to its widespread use in literature and popular culture. The article has some examples of dodos in literature, comics, movies, television, music and games. I’m going try to find all those stuff later. Below, two covers of Dodos are forever by Dick King Smith

Dodos are Forever

Dodos are Forever - cassettes

Update: unfortunatly the article “Dodos in popular culture” was removed from Wikipedia. I should had made a copy of it.