Sheesh. Another accidental, unannounced weeklong hiatus. Lately it seems Ryan Adams is putting out new albums more often than I'm updating this blog. At least this time the most-recent post growing stale on the page wasn't about my new shower curtain.
(And speaking of unannounced absences from the blogosphere, I was really starting to get worried about Fafnir, Giblets and the Medium Lobster, whom we hadn't heard from since April 4. Fafnir did say, in their comments thread: "Don't panic, we're not dead – the blog is coming back very soon." So my guess is Chris finally had the lot of 'em 302'd and they're plotting their escape.)
I owe a couple make-up L.B. Friday posts and the next couple of musings on Why Christians Hate Sex, and will get to these shortly. (No, really. Come on, don't look at me like that. I mean it this time.)
I spent much of the past week wading through and trying to clean out the Augean stables of the Delawareonline forums.
All such forums, like Usenet groups or empires, seem to thrive for a time and then to enter a steady, inevitable decline, taking on the character of the most obsessed and obsessive posters. In this case, the result looks like a case study for the kind of thing Orcinus is always warning us about. Seething resentment? Check. Constant steering of all topics back to race-baiting? Check. It's turning into the J.V. squad for Little Green Footballs and despite being allegedly "in charge" as "community editor/moderator" I'm not able/allowed to do much more than delete the most egregiously ugly individual posts, which tends only to produce even uglier retaliatory posts directed at me, by name, all of which is certainly creating for me a hostile workplace environment and generally eroding my faith in humanity/sapping my will to live.
OK, thanks for letting me vent. Now, where were we?