Announcing Quiche Moraine

The three of us imagine Quiche Moraine as a glare of ice on the Antarctic Continent thinly strew with odd rocks. The rocks are odd because many of them are meteorites that landed on the glacier some time during the last several tens of thousands of years.

We imagine that among these meteorites a small number are actually fragments of Mars, the Angry Red Planet. These bits of the planet Mars were blasted into space by some sort of enormous cosmic collision. (Perhaps that is why Mars is Angry and Red?)

Among these Martian Meteors we imagine that a few demonstrate tantalizing evidence for early life on our neighboring planet. We marvel at the potential irony: Perhaps all life on Mars was wiped out by the very Cosmic Impact that brings us these Martian Meteorites.

Ultimately, this really has very little to do with the new blogging project the three of us have launched, like flotsam from some cosmic collision, onto the internet. It is called Quiche Moraine, and you can find it at

The primary authors of this new blog are Stephanie Zvan (Editor), Mike Haubrich (FCD, Godless Liberal Department) and Moi (Restaurant Reviews and Snark). In addition to the three of us, we have a handful of guest bloggers and associate bloggers, including Ana T. Blogless, Lynn Fellman, and a number of others.

At present, Quiche Moraine has a half dozen or so items ready for your perusal. There is some science, some politics, some blogging theory, and because this is Darwin Month, some Darwin.

Over the long term, I think you will see Quiche Moraine develop as a Think Globally Act Locally blog about politics, society, culture, and a wide range of issues. We hope it will be a place where people who should blog but can’t or don’t can occasionally contribute. We expect Quiche Moraine to be a sensible blog, producing something like an item a day more or less. Not a fire hose, not a dead spot. A just right kind of blog.

Please visit Quiche Moraine and have a look around. Tell us what you like and don’t like. RSS us, troll us, whatever. We’re a blog. We can take it.


  1. #1 elle
    February 6, 2009

    the rocks ARE odd! McMurdo is where you find the most. Pole is a floating island on this ice sheet, where only the few congregate.

    Ah, Quiche Moraine: i am honored to call such amazing people my friends.

  2. #2 Stephanie Z
    February 6, 2009

    Hey, L, you know you got a shout-out as part of the reason this happened at all, right? Check the Blue Nile post.

  3. #3 Felicia Gilljam
    February 6, 2009

    “A just right kind of blog.”

    Ah, sir, I think the word you’re looking for is in fact “lagom”.

    (I’ve tried in vain to figure out what quiche moraine is. Well, ok, “tried” – about a minute or so of googling didn’t cut it. I am lazy.)

  4. #4 Stephanie Z
    February 6, 2009

    Felicia, this might help. Or it might not. 🙂

  5. #5 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    February 6, 2009

    Stepanie, the link you gave is more likely to confuse. Hell, it confused me when I was writing it!

  6. #6 elle
    February 7, 2009

    for whatever it’s worth, mike, i think it’s great!