Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Idyllwild's latest Vacation Adventure Destination

Many noticed that the picture of the Idyll-Beast Festival parade contingent in the July 6 TC was directly opposite a story titled "Business Climate Shows Improvement." Coincidence? I think not. I would like to draw the gentle reader's attention to several exciting new businesses that now grace our community or soon will. 

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 And don't forget to visit

Beast Wear Inquiries

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


There seems to be some confusion (what else is new) about the IBRC. The Idyll-Beast Research Center is not affiliated in any way with the local "Church of Beastiology," although some of our interns may attend services. Furthermore, the "Church of Beastiology" should not be confounded with the Anza-based "Church of Beastiality." The less said the better.
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."
Beast Wishes


Folks keep asking about Idyll-Beast tees in xxx large and bigger. And ladies' styles, something light and alluring for the summer months. And "onesies" for the little researchers out there. Yes, a new design is in the works, but don't worry, it won't stray too far from the classic Beast apparel we know and love. The official Idyll-Beast Research Center action wear is always in style. It's the next best thing to fur!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


It is truly gratifying to see the support out there for science, the interest in our research mission. Just google idyll-beast (idyllbeast) and check it out. Radio stations, native american news websites, Big Foot forums, everybody is talking. That BF forum is really heating up. We welcome a spirited discussion of the evidence. Next stop Wikipedia... any wiki-ers out there? Unfortunately the Idyll-Beast still seems to be locally blocked. The site is up and running and visible everywhere else in the world... We here at the Idyll-Beast Research Center know enough to avoid the siren song of paranoia (right now I am blogging while tied to the refrigerator) but a number of possibilities suggest themselves:
  1. Cal-trans, for all those Idyll-Beast X-ing signs popping up along the highway;
  2. The FDA, for those bottles of "Professor Idyllbeast's Elixer and Fur Tonic" (still a few of those left here at the Research Center);
  3. the forest Service, for those infomational brochures (Idyll Beast: Myth or Monster?);
  4. 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.
Devotees of the Beast are advised to use a proxyserver to access the IBRC's site. It's free and easy. One that works is available here. You type in the address in the bar and avoid the evil-doers who would block your access to this informative and entertaining site.
I'm sure our local ISP will sort this out super fast. I called Jeff today. Wait a minute, Jeff...
Beast Wishes

Monday, July 13, 2009

Literary Event: the Legend of the Idyll-Beast available for a new generation!

New! Our reconstruction of that once-banned literary classic, The Legend of the Idyll-Beast! Excellent bed time reading, no Beastmas celebration would be complete without this! Generations of children have pulled the blankets up to their noses when mama or papa gets to the part about the Realtors... The full story is now at (if it doesn't load re-check in 24 hours. Traffic has been heavy after the Governors press conference, and their may be cyber saboteurs at work. Don't let the terrorists win!)

Also in the Works: the Idyll-Beast Film Festival
Between classics and local submissions material will not be and issue. The appropriate venue?Several come to mind.  Greta Garbo said it best (at an early screening of Cocteau's La Belle et la BĂȘte, when the beast was dissapointingly transformed into a "handsome" prince) : "Give me Back my Beast!"

The Controversy is Heating up
Folks on the Bigfoot Forum are digging into Marshall's TC Idyll-Beast story. Amazing how people either don't read or misinterpret the article they are criticizing. The doubting Thomas on this post seems very confused. Nothing in Marshall's article or the original article being discussed mentions "hairy dancing naked BF youths" (sic). To be charitable, the "hey wierdos, drop dead!" quote was not directly attributed to a Chamber of Commerce member but an illustrative paraphrase in the original article, transformed in the recent story. From a literary point of view a direct quote sounds so much stronger, and why bother the reader with nested quotation marks?  All extremely instructive... The lesson here is that even intelligent people are bound to err when they argue about material they have not seen but base their discussion on re-reporting. (I have posted the original article, titled "beast hassle" at: www.
Until next time may the Beast be with You!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Idyll-Beast Research Center web presence

More for the Beast-Curious at! New links to the Cryptozoological community as our own Idyll-Beast receives some much deserved attention.

Beast-Fest Success!

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!”