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March 18, 2006

Spring Look

Times change, people change, the look of the Whatever changes. The Whatever is now sporting spring-like colors (or early spring-like colors, in any event), and I've also changed the photostrip and the body  font. Feel free, of course, to comment and/or complain.

Posted by john at March 18, 2006 01:08 AM

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KafkaesquĆ­ | March 18, 2006 01:48 AM

The photo of Ghlaghghee is an appropriate image. In fact, I'm quite certain Ghlaghghee resting in a bathroom basin trumps Punxsutawney Phil and his quaint shadow gazing activities.

joshua corning | March 18, 2006 02:03 AM

why do cats do that?

It temps me to much and I hate it.

Martin Wagner | March 18, 2006 02:12 AM

What in the holy hell is that thing floating in the weeds? Some kind of alien lobster crustacean invader organism? Certainly adds an ewwww factor to the otherwise sunny sidebar!

Gabe | March 18, 2006 08:07 AM

How do you pronounce Ghlaghghee?

Jon | March 18, 2006 08:31 AM


Chang | March 18, 2006 08:38 AM

I like the new look. And you even put in the traditional Ohio Spring Crawfish!

datarat | March 18, 2006 08:50 AM

Ahh, the seasons and the site may change, but RSS remains the same...

WaywardSailorGirl | March 18, 2006 10:52 AM

Huh? My "Whatever" hangs onto its old winter coat with an ice cold grip. I'm still seeing images of snow, frost and a daughter bundled in Russian-like clothing.

John Scalzi | March 18, 2006 10:53 AM

reload the page a couple of times. Your cache will take the hint.

Brennan | March 18, 2006 11:15 AM

Or hit control-refresh, which should make the page reload whatever might be in the cache.

WaywardSailorGirl | March 18, 2006 12:13 PM

Sure enough...Spring Theme now in place.

I agree, what in the H3LL is the thing in the puddle? We have nothing like that in the puddles of Western Washington...

Dane | March 18, 2006 03:14 PM

The thing floating in the weeds is a very juicy looking crawdad. They're sometimes also called crayfish. I have even heard them called mudbugs (which, oddly, is not actually meant derisively).

Believe me- lime salt, cayenne, and beer make them look a whole lot better.

Dave | March 18, 2006 06:47 PM

John, um...you may wish you call a plumber-your sink seems to be flowing undiluted cat, which has been known to cause damage to furniture, create an odd smell, and utterly clog drains. My International Plumbing Code handbook states that household water is supposed to be no more than 12% cat-you clearly have an excess.

Wan Zafran | March 18, 2006 11:17 PM

Everything's so bright and springy!

Man, I feel like frolicking about and rolling in the meadows. I think I see bunnies hopping around next to my computer screen. Oh look, a rainbow!

Brian Greenberg | March 18, 2006 11:46 PM

Not that this is the base case, but just so you know: I first saw the new Whatever design on my blackberry. It came out as black text on a navy blue background - YUK!

I disabled web style sheets (appropriate on the blackberry, trust me...) and now it's back to black text on a white background (with no sign of your changes).

On the good ol' PC, though, it look great...

Anne C. | March 23, 2006 11:27 PM

Someone has probably already pointed this out, but this website seemed appropriate:


Lovely colors, by the way.

jacklyn | July 29, 2006 03:37 PM

why is my crawdad turning silver

jacklyn | July 29, 2006 03:55 PM


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