Thursday, December 07, 2006

Circus #15 is UP and it's wonderful!

The 15th edition of the Circus of the Spineless has been posted at Words & Pictures. Many, many thanks to Roger Butterfield, who not only stepped up at the last minute to host this edition, but produced an elegant and beautiful post from the 15 contributors. Be sure to visit at: and then drop Roger a kudo in comments or send him a note of thanks for his time and effort.

Meanwhile Paul Decelles is already booking space for the 16th edition at The Force That Through . . . Check out his call for entries here:

A secondary result of our dilemma was that we had another couple of folks volunteer to host future editions. So, after December you can look forward to volumes hosted at:
#17 The Voltage Gate
#18 Pharyngula
and #19 Burning Silo

Thanks again, very much, to Roger for this edition, and to all our future hosts. If you’d like to be a future host (April and beyond) please let me know.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Circus of the Spineless #15 slight delay

Hey Folks,

Our host for the November Circus of the Spineless has had to bail for personal reasons. Here's what i'd like to do. I'm going to extend the issue by a week, expecting it to go up December 7th. Please send all submissions to me at hurricanetg(at)

if someone would like to be the host with a week and a half to put it together please let me know -- i will forward all submissions. if more than one person would like to host -- i'll take the first for November and add the others to the queue. if no host steps up, i will gladly put together this issue to be sure it gets out. so please get me your nominations by let's say Dec 4th.

tony g

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

WOW! Circus #14 is Up!

What a fantastic and beautiful Circus of the Spineless #14 we have gotten from the Neurophilosopher's Blog. Check it Out!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Circus of the Spineless #13

Never in my wildest imagination would i have conceived of a Circus decorated with tattoos of our favorite critters. It's a natural though, isn't it? Tattoos and Circuses. Lucky for us, Deep Sea News is on the cusp of that very creative edge. What a fantastic new Circus of the Spineless to begin our second year! Congrats for the fine work.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sunbeams Does the Circus!

Somehow i failed to timely mention that the newest Circus of the Spineless is up. It's special because it's another rung up the ladder of excellence that every host seems to be climbing AND it's the completion of our first year. Congrats to Steve for a fine, fine issue! You can catch it at Sunbeams from Cucumbers.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Get Ready for Circus #12!

Time to get your submissions together for Circus of the Spineless being hosted at Sunbeams from Cucumbers. Send them to Steve at

Monday, July 31, 2006

Circus #11 has been posted . . .

And what gorgeous edition it is featuring screengrabs of each of the blogs! With succinct titles and links Roger has continued a Circus tradition by upping the ante for elegance of presentation. Be sure to visit at Words & Pictures.

And if that weren't enough he's created a Flickr companion Group -- you can check out Circus photos here:

Next month's completion of our First Full Year issue (!) will be hosted at Sunbeams from Cucumbers. Be sure to start readying your posts for a celebratory edition. And watch that blog for news from Steve about where and when to send your submissions.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Circus #10 is Up!

On short notice and likely with a barrage of last minute submissions David at Science and Sensibility has put together a fantastic tenth edition of the Circus of the Spineless featuring a cool graphic linked to the various taxonomic groups. The systematic grouping is a natural so to speak but his arrangement and narrative are well thought out and sensitive. All in all it's a wonderful issue for browsing and enjoying our little obsession. Congrats David on a great issue!

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

We Have a New Host!

Paul Decelles, who's just completed the inaugural issue of his genetics carnival Mendel's Garden, has volunteered to be our December Circus host! Welcome Aboard Paul. Meanwhile check out his fine site at The force that through . . . and if you have something for the next Mendel's Garden check out his call for submissions.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hosts Lined Up!

Well, we've a great lineup of hosts lined up for the next five months or so, including our next (June) compendium being hosted by Science and Sensibility. Yes, that's right Circus of the Spineless goes to New Zealand! Be sure to get your submission nominations sent off to winda002(at)

Future Hosts (check 'em out and start writing!):
#10 Jun: Science and Sensibility
#11 Jul: Words and Pictures
#12 Aug: Sunbeams from Cucumbers
#13 Sep: Deep Sea News
#14 Oct: The Neurophilosopher's Blog
#15 Nov: Ocellated

Hosting Notes

It looks like we've got hosts lined up through November! Awaiting confirmations and will post the new lineup once everyone checks in . . . meanwhile if you'd like to host sometime in the future, please drop us an email . . . tg

If you're looking to submit for the June edition, send your posts to me at hurricanetg(at) and i'll forward them on.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Circus #Ocho is Up and Flying!

Daniel Morgan has now posted Circus of the Spineless #8. Check it out at Get Busy Livin', or Get Busy Bloggin'!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

Circus #7 is All Keyed Up!

Check out the fantastic key Matt put together for CotS #7 right here!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Circus #7 Submission time

As the month works its way towards April, be certain to post something really great about our little spineless friends, and then submit a link to Matt at Research at a Snail's Pace!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hosts needed!

UPDATE: Hosts have been assigned for March and April. Anyone wanting to host after that please contact us. tg

Beginning with the March edition (which is published at the end of the month), we need hosts for the Circus. Pick a month, any month, and enjoy the hit parade that is the result of hosting this great blog carnival!

To be a host, just drop a line to: nannothemis AT

Monday, February 13, 2006

Soliciting submissions to Circus of the Spineless #6

The next edition of Circus of the Spineless will be at Science and Politics. Send your submissions to Coturnix1 AT The month is short, so hurry.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Circus of the Spineless #5 is up!

Head on over to Pharyngula for the fifth edition of Circus of the Spineless. It will leave you speechless.