[thebigjewel] Quimby's Revenge - October 1, 2008

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Welcome to The Big Jewel, where we spend an inordinate amount of time
exploring the twisted minds of yesteryear's Arctic explorers. Which is
exactly what Dan McArdle does here in his first piece for us. Admiral
Peary would be proud:

Quimby's Revenge: Diary Excerpts From The Ill-fated Tilverton Arctic
Expedition, Circa 1904

By Dan McArdle

28th July 1904

Firstly let me state unequivocally that the tuxedos were Quimby's idea. I
found the use of formal wear to acclimatize any penguins to our presence
patently ridiculous. Secondly I remain steadfast in my conviction that
there are no penguins in the Arctic; alas my protests go unheeded. And now
the ever-trustworthy Borghetti has informed us that Quimby surreptitiously
traded away our fur mitts and overcoats for a croquet set and forty cases
of "Coca-Cola," a sickly sweet libation from America...

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