The Chumps of Choice

A Congenial Spot for the Discussion of Against the Day, by Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Cornell '59, and Any Other Damned Thing That Comes Into Our Heads. Warning: Grad Students and Willie-Wavers will be mocked.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Administrivia II

Just so's we're all clear...

The festivities begin next Monday, December 11, with pages 1-25 of The Tome.

I will post a reasonably short (maybe even necessarily short) precis of those pages, with some Obs and Queries to spark discussion. Feel free to jump in any time before that, of course -- we've already had some, er, frank exchanges of views in Comments so far.

Thanks to all who have volunteered for Moderator duties. The first thing you need to do, if you haven't already, is get a Blogger account so I can send you an invitation to activate your posting privileges. When you have your account, please email me (the address is in the right column). Let me know your Blogger handle, too, and what name you'd like to use -- they don't have to be the same thing.

UglyEditor, I don't have an email address for you -- can you zip that to me offline, please?

In re. Comments, I hate the Comments Moderation thing as much as you do, believe me. I haven't seen Creepy McChestpounder back in the server logs since yesterday afternoon, so I hope he's gone on to bigger and better things.

(His ranting did have one salutary effect: Somewhere in the middle of the Recent Unpleasantness, the thought occurred, "A-screaming, comes across this guy." Thank you, thank you, your polite yet awed salon applause is humbling.)

Further on the matter of Comments: While we're in Comment Mod. Lockdown, if something you posted does not appear within an hour or so (and allowing for the fact that Mod. Boy is a diurnal creature), please ping me at the address posted and I'll try to see what's up. I'm letting anything through as long as it isn't...Well. You know. But I don't trust Blogger as far as I can Flogger (stop! I'm killing you!) and the sooner we can get out of Lockdown the happier I'll be.

That is all.