Quintessence of the Loon

What is this "Quintessence"?

Pickled in aspic

From December 1998 to February 2004 this site chronicled strangeness on the web. A collection of issues made it difficult to keep up the regular updates, and in any case there is only so much weirdness that can be laughed at before it becomes a bit repetitive. The collection will remain here as an archive of madness, but it is highly unlikely that regular updates will return.

I thank all the visitors who came and enjoyed the site over the years. The work continues, but with a different emphasis, at The Millenium Project.

Eternal Life
Click to make me immortal. That will give me eternity
to come back and update this site.

The Nancy Quest

Back Issues

October 2003
You know how it is when you come back from vacation and your desk is covered with things to do? Loonity does not take holidays.
November 2003
The truth about the future and the truth about the past, told in languages we can all understand. And savage marsupials.
December 2003
Speak to your children, speak to aliens, speak to birdlife, buy some shepherds. If you want to speak to the Illuminati, just address your comments to the aspidistra.
January 2004
Nothing happened in January because the Quintessence staff were all at a conference. If you don't believe me, you can look at the page for the month anyway.
February 2004
Learn about weather, geography, physics, astrology and truth. And shopping.

Previous years
1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002

Special Editions
Occasionally Quintessence of the Loon has a special edition which concentrates on a single topic. You can see these here.

Go here to see what this site is about and what it takes to get listed.

Loon Mail
This site receives the occasional critical email. You can see them (and the responses) here. There have been some legal threats but only one real letter from a real lawyer.

There are sites listed somewhere in Quintessence of the Loon. The links below will help you find them.

Site Map
Like it says, a guide to the whole site. You can search the site from this page.

List of sites
This is a list of the sites which appear in Quintessence of the Loon.

List of authors
Some people are so famous that everyone knows their names. This is a list of the authors who are brave enough to put their names on the sites included in Quintessence of the Loon.

This whole web site is Copyright © 1998- by Peter Bowditch except for some of the images, which are owned and © by the owners of the respective web sites.

Last updated July 20, 2019 Please contact with any comments or problems.

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