I’ve spent the last few hours watching 30 Days of Night on TV. It’s not the best vampire movie that was ever made. But it’s certainly the best vampire movie that was ever made in Barrow, Alaska - which is where Ziggy (@zsigmond) lives.
And since Ziggy is one of us, I think we should pledge our support to protect him from vampires. And polar bears. And … stuff, you know? It gets cold up there. And the animals would like to eat you.
I read somewhere that in Barrow, in winter, if you go out without gloves, you can lose your fingers in four minutes. They publish information leaflets about “How to deal with a Grizzly Bear who rips out the wall of your house, and raids your kitchen”.
That sort of thing makes extreme planets look ridiculously easy.