MARK BELLIS - JOURNALIST PHOTOGRAPHER - South West Ontario.
I freelance for the Toronto Star and Ottawa Sun but I've also published in English, French and err... Icelandic..... for other media, including Radio-Canada, Cite Libre, Saturday Night, NPR in the States, Interview (
Yeah, the one in New York.....
OK, only in the letters to the editor section
but still NEW YORK, EH!) and errrr....Morgunblağiğ yeah
, the leading paper in Reykjavík, Iceland, and, hmmm... oh yeah....
, a newspaper published in the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne.
And..... I review books for Joe Bob Briggs
Always looking for ideas or assignments.
Even do weddings.
Or walk your dog.
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Because Microsoft sucks far more than you can imagine.........
NEW! A story about the blackout of August 2003.
Woooo, go see this before Amazon takes it down...... very funny reviews of a Family Circus book.... Oppps, too late, they did spike the funny reviews......but I saved some.. click here to go there.......
The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the Casbah way
Damn, we need Joe Strummer's despairing wail right about now....
This is a CD you can only get from Ralph (see below) at www.bongobeat.com
It has Celtic Cross, an instrumental by the late BB Gabor, who committed suicide
in 1990. Ralph found it on a cassette demo tape that Gabor might have done with Todd Rundgren.
October 7, 2001 - Question for Today: Why does Bush only read the letter from the little girl who thinks it's OK for her dad to be sent to war?
Russian Lesbians Rule!
Russian Pop Group Tatu on Jay Leno
Yes, the shirts said "Fuck the War" or more literally, Penis to War, in Russian.
"Brightness Behind the Masks"
There is a panic in HK right now about SARS, an infectious disease that causes pneumonia, that seems to have started in Canton and spread through S. E. Asia. It has killed three people in Canada.
".....a Commerce City man found what authorities believe is a severed human penis inside a bottle.
"I thought somebody was joking at first, but it's not a joke," said Juan Sanchez-Marchez, 41.......Police .... said Sanchez-Marchez isn't missing any of his own body parts and appears to be an innocent victim."
- Ryan Morgan
Special to The Denver Post
Saturday, September 29, 2001
It turned out to be mold. There is an interesting photo with this story.
Now for a bigger joke....................
Here's why you should always check how your webpage looks in all browsers...
This is from GWB's official reelection website, as seen by IE:
And as seen by Opera:
Click here to see stuff I am selling.........
THINGS TO DO TODAY
Save World from nuclear destruction
Call Porky Schneider
Actual entry for Oct 6, 1999
Page the Site Owner
My ICQ number is 9446275.
Look at the Toronto Star
Recently I did research on a book that my friend Bill Schiller did called Hand
in The Water - history of Albert Walker, who police say disappeared from Canada
with millions of small time investors money and then assumed another man's
identity in England - he latered murdered his alter ego....... also was posing
as the husband of his own daughter, who had two children....... If you want to
know more... write to me - I've got copies.....
Everything on this website is copyright, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000 Mark Bellis - most
things have been published in edited forms in the Star or other publications.
Stuff about my trip to Japan ---- click here .......
first sound of the century
pieces of ice in wind and waves in the St. Lawrence on a warm evening January 1, 2000.
Click here for wav file
the sound of trees
I recorded this in the Arboretum at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada - The Scotch Pines were opening their cones in the spring sunshine around the end of March, and making a very loud popping noise that could be heard from 30 feet away. Unfortunately it's right next to an airport.
Click here for pop wav file
Plague o' Frogs
Why is a plague of frogs so scary anyway? What can they do? Ribbit you to death?
Jumbo - BACK FROM THE DEAD!!
Jumbo the elephant died in an accident over a century ago - but was it an accident? Or was it.... MURDER? The town where he bought it wants his bones back anyway. This has my all-time best lead sentence.
Dolls o' destruction
- Before Tinky Winky was outed, there waas the Swearing Smurf and this little masochist who asked to be cut........
WHAT THE DICKENS?
Town of Simcoe proposes dressing up welfare recipients as Dickens characters. One day medical science will isolate the gene that results in a complete absence of a sense of irony.
Pure Alliterative Agony as the double-dactyls get down and dirty in a boxing ring!
Black Ice Detector Developed
- Black ice, which forms on roads in ccolld weather and is very hard to see but is very slippery causes deadly accidents - now a detector is being test marketed.
Hemp growing for profit in Ontario
Hemp, a variety of cannibis which does not get you high like marijuana, is being grown in Ontario in a test to see if the industry can reestablish itself.
Car runs on Vegetable Oil
Man converts car to run on used oil from french fries.
NEW! Refugees face frostbite escaping from the USA!
All about Canadian Zines
Plutonium from Russian bombs on way to Canada
Purdon Conservation Area
1923 Car makes it across Canada - in 32 years!
- Djahz - Great guy to have on your siidee in a fight - interesting life story
on his home page - some scenes are very sad though!
My diary -1996
Diary always being updated. Stalkers can bookmark it instead of following me
CLICK HERE UNTIL YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE
Fade to Black - You do have to admire someone who sends Kwanza cards to White Supremacist groups.............
Tristan A. Farnon is the writer, but that's the name of one of the vets on "All Creatures Great and Small" - the one who was played by the fifth Dr. Who.... - Photo Novels set in San Francisco featuring Gumby-like creatures. Faves are "A Comedy Crisis", with Copyright busting Dilberts with obscene dialog and "Library of the Damned" a personal story of a worker in a library on skid row that has partrons who pleasure themselves to microfiche Playboys in the washroom."I have no idea how they viewed it." he says...
All these comics... I do have too much time on my hands....
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