Thursday, December 3, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
As I have stated earlier, I am personally a sceptic in matters of "prophecy." I have mentioned my work on the quatrains or so called "Prophecies of Beastradamus," and my purely scholarly and literary interest in this curious, even eccentric document. So I admit to a moment of chagrin when I turned on the radio today to hear about the local "shake up" in San Jacinto's city government. I invite the gentle reader to refer to my August 5th posting, "IBRC Archives," in particular the part dealing with the Beastradamus project. I mentioned a quatrain, which when translated in full reads:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Although it is never our intention to prosletyze, the Idyll-Beast Research Center's community outreach effort has lead many to embrace the Beast. Halloween was a special opportunity to meet and greet the younger generation.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This is not such a great picture. Eyes closed. Poor depth of field. Color lackluster. Light too bright in lower half, too dark above. Composition lackluster. Point and shoot. Very much a run-of-the-mill Beast sighting photograph. Still it's a start. Submit your Idyll-Beast sighting shots.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Our Researchers recently encountered this image of a furry harpsichordist from a 17th century German woodcut. Proving that the Beasts are not only attracted to fretted strings and percussion. In the old days "Heidi Beasts" were often trained at the clavier or violin, opening a dignified career path outside the exploitation of circuses.
The staff of the Idyll-Beast Research Center proudly announce the GRAND OPENING of the IDYLL-BEAST RESEARCH CENTER MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP this labor day weekend at a still undisclosed location along North Circle Drive. Wow. There is still a lot to do. The petting zoo part is giving the most headaches. We should have the new "Idyll-Beast Board Game" available then. "Researchers and Idyll-Beasts race around a map of old Idyllwild, leaving and gathering evidence, searching for love, fame and beast-berry pies. Ages 8 to Adult." Beast sightings will be extremely likely Saturday afternoon. In the meantime the new shirts, in all sizes to XXXL and ladies' styles are available at Bubba's Books.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Beast Cove Petting Zoo: Straight out of old Idyllwild. Many unusual animals. Skunks, Skinks, Squonks, Porcupines, Porcubears, Zephyrs, Jackalopes, Raccoons, Bobcats, Badgers. Uruburu. Hoop snakes, Hugags, Hodags, Procks, Gowrows, Hidebehinds, Wampus Cats, Splinter Cats, many more! All of our creatures are fully inoculated against human borne contagious diseases and have access to our state-of-the-art paw washing station. Visit also our Rattlesnake Farm and Gift shop. Say it with Snakes!
Rodent Ranch: Bring your little wranglers and rough riders to Rodent Ranch, Home of the Rodent Rodeo. Riding and Roping lessons. Join the Rodent Round-up!
Cougar Country Safari: Idyllwild’s latest vacation adventure destination. An unforgettable foray into a forest full of ferocious felines. Careful, you could be their next meal!
And just wait until the Idyll-Beast Museum and Gift Shop Opens it's doors! Still a few issues with the county...
People ask, "Is Idyll-Beast apparel real?" Just as each season the earth brings forth it's bounty, so the Idyll-Beast Research Center does it's part to beautify our little corner of the world. Though you people are already beastly beautiful. I welcome your input. What kinds of Beast swag would help you get in the spirit? Beastmas is (always) just around the corner! For more info e-mail me at email@example.com. And don't forget to visit idyllbeast.com.
I love you. There are still a limited quantity of Idyll-Beast Festival Tees available, medium, one large. I am at Aroma Saturdays 9 to noon, but will also deliver them. There is a new design in the works which will be very similar but will say "Idyllwild California" and "Home of the Idyll-Beast." The back will bear a new inspirational message, perhaps "the Beast is On the Move." These will take at least a week and will be available in the popular X, XX and XXX sizes for the Beast's "big" fans. And maybe onesies for the little researchers. Yes, Virginia, there is an Idyll-Beast. E-mail inquiries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
A word about nomenclature. Many local wags have taken to addressing me as "Beast Man" when our paths cross. No problem there, but folks should know the preferred term in this day and age is "Man Beast." Also always acceptable is the gender-neutral "Human Beast."
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
- Cal-trans, for all those Idyll-Beast X-ing signs popping up along the highway;
- The FDA, for those bottles of "Professor Idyllbeast's Elixer and Fur Tonic" (still a few of those left here at the Research Center);
- the forest Service, for those infomational brochures (Idyll Beast: Myth or Monster?);
- the Governors office for that press release that apparently has been hushed up. The Governor is apparently back in Sacramento and has become mum about the whole thing.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Beast-fest ’09, “Idyllwild’s 98th Annual Idyll-Beast Festival,” was a “Resounding Success.” The outpouring of curiosity and love from the community and the many visitors was astounding. The town was abuzz as people gathered to express their belief in the continuity of life, our kinship with the other fur-bearers. The various “Misses” Idyll-Beast were, as they should be, beautiful and strong, fine examples of the furry flower of Idyllwild femininity. Many a happy participant carried home a bottle of “Professor Idyllbeast’s Elixer and Fur Tonic” and/or an Official Idyll-Beast Festival Tee-Shirt. (A few of these are still available, in medium only) The Beast himself was kind enough to make a few brief but much remarked appearances and even join in a little parade tom-foolery. (You don’t think a box like that could hold an unwilling Idyll-Beast?) He did a bit of a jig as friends of the beast Sandi Castleberry and John Penn (author of the immortal song “Sasquatch”) finished up their set, and that might have been Paul Carmen who joined the Beast for a few capers. We here at the Idyll-Beast Research Center had a lot of vacuuming to do after the post-Festival party. Most of the fur is gone now and all we can say is: “only 358 days ‘till the 99th Annual Idyll-Beast Festival!”