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Welcome to the Salon II

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2inkie_fingers
mar 6, 2011, 1:51pm

This really isn't a very welcoming thread. I don't understand the presumption that everyone on the internet is sitting behind his or her computer in the buff. Oh sure... I have no doubt that many of the regulars in the Salon actually do post in the all together, but geez Louise, it's just too much information for a "Welcome" thread. How 'bout a little decorum? How 'bout a little tolerance for Fully Clothed Posters? How 'bout a new Welcome Thread that doesn't make haberdasherial judgments?

3inkie_fingers
mar 6, 2011, 1:51pm

Looking back, I see that the first post reads "Welcome, New Salonistas," and not "Welcome, Nude Salonistas."

Never mind.

4copyedit52
mar 6, 2011, 2:14pm

How do you know Louise?

5inkie_fingers
mar 6, 2011, 2:20pm

Everyone knows Louise. Some of us knew him before he added that "e" to his name.

6Poquette
mar 6, 2011, 2:25pm

Guess I'm an OLD Salonista now. But it still feels new. Guess I'll lurk around here till the Chamber of Horrors is open for business.

7copyedit52
mar 6, 2011, 2:29pm

S'true, you get old fast in the salon. They don't tell you that when you show up.

8geneg
mar 6, 2011, 3:23pm

Isn't Louise still looking for her knees? These visions of Johanna keep me up past the dawn. Has Madonna yet showed?

9copyedit52
mar 6, 2011, 4:54pm

If that wasn't an acid trip, then I never took acid. Here's another, covered by a good old L.A. Band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6klDcGNpLk&feature=related

10RickHarsch
mar 6, 2011, 4:58pm

my son has been a dylan addict since the age of four--in the car he goes utterly quiet and listens to every word...he likes the pogues now, too, but dylan up to 1967 or so, and even some later, really gets him--this all being in support of the acidic travelling theory.

11absurdeist
mar 6, 2011, 9:32pm

3> I'm really kicking myself, thank you very much, Inky (may I call you "Inky"?) for NOT naming the thread, "Welcome Nude Salonistas".

12inkie_fingers
mar 6, 2011, 9:42pm

I'm not nearly old enough to be considered an Inkie; just call me Joe - and take heart... in 42 weeks, you can start an "Happy Nude Year" thread.

13beelzebubba
mar 6, 2011, 10:00pm

Nude Salonistas? Does this have anything to do with another group I've seen, "Exotic Male Dancers who Librarything?" I thought about joining that group, except for the fact I would starve if I relied on that profession to bring home the bacon: not even my wife wants to see me in the buff.

14Mr.Durick
mar 7, 2011, 1:58am

I am neither nude nor naked.

Mr. Durick

15citygirl
mar 7, 2011, 9:15am

Ni moi. And I'm not gettin' naked either. And I think the rest of you should keep your clothes on, too. (Except Martini ;)

16A_musing
mar 7, 2011, 10:06am

Cover up people. Let's none of that wild stuff around here.

17inkie_fingers
mar 7, 2011, 11:00am

I should probably take a moment to berate thank A_musing for formally inviting me into this vast waste of time charming little group, and to offer every assurance that I will strive to annoy the crap out of the rest of you comport myself in the manner displayed by the other posters here. To that end, how come the chubby chick up there is wearin' spinach on her head and doin' a breast exam?

18anna_in_pdx
mar 7, 2011, 11:06am

The Naked and the Nude
Robert Graves

For me, the naked and the nude
(By lexicographers construed
As synonyms that should express
The same deficiency of dress
Or shelter) stand as wide apart
As love from lies, or truth from art.

Lovers without reproach will gaze
On bodies naked and ablaze;
The Hippocratic eye will see
In nakedness, anatomy;
And naked shines the Goddess when
She mounts her lion among men.

The nude are bold, the nude are sly
To hold each treasonable eye.
While draping by a showman's trick
Their dishabille in rhetoric,
They grin a mock-religious grin
Of scorn at those of naked skin.

The naked, therefore, who compete
Against the nude may know defeat;
Yet when they both together tread
The briary pastures of the dead,
By Gorgons with long whips pursued,
How naked go the sometime nude!

19RickHarsch
mar 7, 2011, 11:18am

That lady in the photo is missing a nipple.

20A_musing
mar 7, 2011, 1:43pm

No, I think it's just been moved to the nose.

But that is the Venus d'Medici, and I wouldn't put anything past those Medici. A very mixed lot they were.

21inkie_fingers
mar 7, 2011, 2:48pm

Knowing you to be an educated fellow, I can only assume that you're being facetious. The penchant for ratnoses evidenced by Lorenzo de' Medici is legend - witness that famous terra cotta bust.

22pyrocow
mar 18, 2011, 6:27am

...I been away a long time.

23Sandydog1
mar 19, 2011, 11:53am

Welcome back, fiery bovine! An awful lot has changed. This used to be "Welcome to the Salon", and formerly JOLLY MOLLY's (the dawn of bant), and prior to that, greetings from the Naughty Haughty.

Although new members have slowed to a trickle, the Salon is booomin.' We're still one of the hottest (activitiest) sites in the LT world.

I'll FedEx out a New Members packet so you can get re-established. Please return all forms, in triplicate. There's some Claret and Cabernet over on the Secretary Desk. Kick back, enjoy.

Sandydawg, Welcomer Clerk II
Bureau of New Member Salutations
Department of Orientation and Indoctrination
Le Salon, LLC

24RickHarsch
mar 22, 2011, 3:13am

when i joined all i got was a calendar and shit pen.

25RidgewayGirl
mar 22, 2011, 8:27am

Hmmm, I never received the paperwork. Or maybe it's here somewhere, underneath the listing stacks of newspapers and books.

26Porius
mar 22, 2011, 12:54pm

You mean the toaster hasn't yet arrived?

27Sandydog1
mar 24, 2011, 7:29pm

(Oh...uhm...uhm sorry, the toasters ran out. We're a huge organization now. 243 members. 'Just a few shit pens left...)

243? Huh? Oh yeah!

WELCOME Mejix from Chi-town!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4_H65XoykY&feature=fvst

28Sandydog1
mar 28, 2011, 9:34pm

Yee-Haw!

We're nearing the quarter-thousand mark.

Here's another FNG (Freekin' New Guy) from Chicago, and a writer, to boot.

Welcome, David.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XN4EctlnTQ&feature=relmfu

29Sandydog1
mar 29, 2011, 8:55pm

DingDingDingDingDing! Welcome Xenon! Number 245! Do Salonistas care that you have nothing catalogued? Of course not! You are a totally noble gas, just like Jumpin' Jack Flash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejoct_6pQ74

30Sandydog1
apr 5, 2011, 8:43pm

Welcome Admin!

Wow, that sounds so, so, mechanical.

(Uhm, while you're settling in, couuld you order me some blue pens and post it notes?)

31A_musing
apr 5, 2011, 10:24pm

Hey, admin, tell us a little about yourself. Mighty spare profile you have there!

32A_musing
apr 5, 2011, 10:24pm

Hey, admin, tell us a little about yourself. Mighty spare profile you have there!

33Macumbeira
apr 6, 2011, 12:21am

> 30 Thanks for my first early Morning laugh !

34Sandydog1
Redigeret: apr 10, 2011, 3:56pm

Welcome Bas!!!

New membership seems to have slowed to a mere trickle, even before our illustrious dictator EF, flew the coop. Perhaps you are the start of a movement.

How fitting you join us. The current salon beverage appears to be Beaujolais, but we could switch to Bordeaux.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzCNfN0BOVc&playnext=1&list=PLDD91D4BC782...

35copyedit52
Redigeret: apr 10, 2011, 3:47pm

Located in southwestern France, the Gers is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It is surrounded by the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The Gers is often referred to as amongst the least densely populated, or most rural, areas in all of Western Europe.

Sounds good, baswood. We will all be dropping in on you this summer. Preferably at a time when that damn bell isn't ringing.

37theaelizabet
Redigeret: apr 10, 2011, 4:09pm

And congrats to Bas for jumping in with the salon read 2666! What would you like me to bring when we come for our group visit? Some homemade barbecue or chili perhaps?

38baswood
apr 10, 2011, 5:12pm

Hey salonista's, thanks for the welcome. Sandydog, bowel movements are my chief concern these days.

I'm off to Bordeaux for a few days next week to taste the wine, but I don't think I will be taking 2666 with me - it's such a big book.

A good time to drop in is during the jazz festival http://www.jazzinmarciac.com/ete.html?PHPSESSID=5a9945ded90bff3248736e7ce1b2ecd5 I'll be in the champagne tent in Marciac's town square. Thea leave the barbecue at home, after all this is France and you wouldn't want to upset the natives.

39urania1
apr 10, 2011, 9:30pm

inkie-fingers,

I prefer posting while buff, but I do preserve the limits of decorum by wearing a hat from my vast collection.

Just to let everyone know. Two new little doelings have arrived at the east Tennessee dacha--Gabrielle and Giselle (both three weeks old). Giselle looks like Michael Jackson in the last stages of his Diana Ross incarnation--before his nose fell off and all that. Gabrielle is a beauty as well and quite stubborn. I would post pictures but Giselle and Gabby say they don't feel comfortable posing in the buff. They're not those kind of goats.

And baswood-welcome. But I would think Bordeaux, wine, and big books just naturally go together. I feel rather embarrassed that one of our new salonistas openly admits to leaving big books at home when traveling to Bordeaux. If you were visiting to east Tennessee, I could understand your reluctance. Carrying around any big book other than THE BOOK can get one lynched. That's why I shacked up with the wicked but seductive Baron von Kindle. He's svelte and no one knows the size of his book.

40citygirl
apr 11, 2011, 10:16am

Congratulations, urania, on the goatlings. However, you must post a picture. Baby goats! I'm sure I'm not the only dying to see them.

41anna_in_pdx
apr 11, 2011, 11:04am

40: Seconded.

42Sandydog1
Redigeret: apr 23, 2011, 10:03am

Hey check it out. There's a FNG mentioned in Recent Members; the moniker is "EnriqueFreeque". He seems to come and go around here like rhinovirus; anyone know him?

Aw shucks, just kidding, we love the Freak! Welcome back!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5YvBpTvWQ&feature=related

43absurdeist
apr 23, 2011, 11:38am

Brings tears to my eyes, dawg!

I do so miss the Soviet Union so. What beloved enemies they were to us, in stark contrast to today's invisible foes. Those were the glory days when evil was evil and black was black and white was white and our fight was right.

My nostalgic, patriotic heart yearns for the Cuban missile crisis, for the threat of nuclear war, for Kruschev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, and for every nev or chev there ever was ...

*sigh*

44Sandydog1
apr 23, 2011, 1:09pm

Yes, the world is a bit more complicated now that you can buy plutonium on EBay...

45copyedit52
apr 23, 2011, 3:51pm

How many times is this guy gonna join? I mean, is there no limit?

46Sandydog1
Redigeret: maj 3, 2011, 10:10pm

Hey all you old hippies, let's all welcome Henk from Muhl...AAAA-zha!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnhY57LVzws&feature=related

47Sandydog1
Redigeret: maj 19, 2011, 9:14pm

Hoo-hooo!

We've a new Salonista.

Welcome, welcome Stilton!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gjKaXo21c0&feature=related

48geneg
maj 19, 2011, 10:50pm

Mmmmmm, my favorite cheese. There's nothing better than a rich, creamy, crumbly Stilton. A contradiction in cheese. The king of the Blues.

49Sandydog1
maj 24, 2011, 9:51pm

Hey, everyone warm-up and then welcome our newest Salonista, Brian!

Virtually everybody in here, is into 5Ks, fartlek, cross-training, trail runners, ultras, combos, chi-running, hash-harrers, tri's, speedwork, 50Ks.

(Well actually, we are all kinda paunchy and we sit around and drink moderately-priced Cabernet by the gallon).

But welcome anyway!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E3zUyGzq2k

50geneg
maj 25, 2011, 12:03pm

The not so occasional Valprotini has been known to be imbibed by the more nervous (or is that nervy) amongst us, as well.

51Sandydog1
maj 29, 2011, 10:05am

Welcome, DMS!

Do take some time from your studies and relax in the Salon. Pour yourself a drink, chunk a Krugerand in the jukebox, botanize and meterologicalize, read a bit of lighter poetry...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbBlv48cChw&feature=related

52dmsteyn
maj 29, 2011, 11:52am

If I chunk in a Krugerrand, do I get an infinite playlist? Oh, and does the CM take request? I'd like to hear the unabridged Faerie Queene...

53MeditationesMartini
Redigeret: maj 29, 2011, 2:32pm

fartlek, cross-training, trail runners, ultras, combos, chi-running, hash-harrers, tri's, speedwork, 50Ks.

(Well actually, we are all kinda paunchy and we sit around and drink moderately-priced Cabernet by the gallon).


ha ha har. but probably you should now tell us all what "fartlek" is.

55geneg
maj 30, 2011, 9:13am

Lek your own farts fella.

56Sandydog1
maj 30, 2011, 2:46pm

58citygirl
jun 1, 2011, 1:49pm

OMG! Three new members overnight!

Welcome, Danny,

and Raven,

and Steven (any friend of Michael Chabon is a friend of mine!)

(Everyone behave (I mean preexisting Salonistas) :-)

59Macumbeira
jun 1, 2011, 3:32pm

Wellcome Ranny, Staven and Devy !

60theaelizabet
jun 1, 2011, 3:39pm

Welcome all!

61copyedit52
jun 1, 2011, 4:01pm

New members should behave too, citygirl. Fair is fair, after all. But behave like what? I wonder.

62Poquette
jun 1, 2011, 4:23pm

What ordeals have been assigned to these newbies?

And yes, by all means, come right in and enjoy the fun! But beware of people bearing books!

63baswood
jun 1, 2011, 6:07pm

don't scare them away you guys

64Sandydog1
Redigeret: jun 1, 2011, 6:34pm

Greg,

Lovers of Pynch, haters of Pynch and agnostics of Pynch, are all welcome.

65Sandydog1
Redigeret: jun 1, 2011, 6:41pm

Yes, welcome oh, most frugal of bibliophiles, Danny!

I just stopped by at the town library and grabbed a few, including a couple in mint condition, arbitrarily tossed into the "free" bin:

The Razor's Edge
Under the Volcano
Rousseau's Confessions
Virus X
God's Equation

Then it was time for the negotiations.
"How much?"
"Oh, 50 cents"
"C'mon, take $3, it's for the Library"
"Oh, I'll take a dollar"

Who needs The Book Thing,
http://www.bookthing.org/

...when you've got this?

66Sandydog1
Redigeret: jun 1, 2011, 6:48pm

Welcome, Raven, by far the damned smartest of all corvids!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUhtCLKFMx0

And welcome, Steve too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQA1_zrjzrg

67absurdeist
jun 1, 2011, 7:06pm

I hear most new members find our FAQ thread helpful.

68Sandydog1
jun 1, 2011, 7:13pm

Yeah, Our FAQ might be useful. It might happen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKociU8t_Q

69Poquette
jun 1, 2011, 7:37pm

Why do I think the newbies are not reading this thread?

70copyedit52
jun 1, 2011, 8:14pm

How 'bout a thread where we ask these as yet mysterious virtual people to introduce themselves, and thus become more (somewhat) real? A coming out, so to speak.

71Macumbeira
jun 2, 2011, 12:14am

67. Yes new guys FAQ you, just FAQ you,

We need a revolting induction ceremony like reading Finnegans wake upside down in a mirror or so, while at the same time trying to dunk a herring or two copiously aroused with Zubrowka wodka !

72copyedit52
jun 2, 2011, 10:10am

Is learning French still a requirement?

73theaelizabet
jun 2, 2011, 10:23am

Latin first.

74Macumbeira
jun 2, 2011, 11:38am

After Russian

75LisaCurcio
jun 2, 2011, 12:07pm

>69 Poquette: See previous five messages as to why new members, even if they are reading this thread, don't post :D

And to any new members who are reading: the Russian requirement is a joke!

76theaelizabet
jun 2, 2011, 12:17pm

>75 LisaCurcio: But not the Latin.

77anna_in_pdx
jun 2, 2011, 12:41pm

I thought medieval French was the main requirement?

78LisaCurcio
jun 2, 2011, 12:59pm

I think most of us are only conditional members, never having learned Latin.

79Macumbeira
jun 2, 2011, 1:18pm

At least you have to know all the Latin quotes from the Asterix Comics ! I insist on that. Mon Dieu where is this Salon heading ?

80Macumbeira
jun 2, 2011, 1:22pm

I am all for accepting new members, but how about discarding all non participating old members.
We must absolutely get rid of those, it falsifies the statistics.

There is one exception of course : The Naughty Hotty Godess of Love and Exciting Sexual Experience

81citygirl
jun 2, 2011, 1:29pm

I told you guys to behave. And it's a given, given the name of the group that French is the first requirement.

Geez, next one of you will be trying to push Esperanto.

82Poquette
jun 2, 2011, 2:57pm

Has anybody sent a PM to the newbies to invite them to this thread and others?

83copyedit52
jun 2, 2011, 3:08pm

Finding your way around is part of the initiation, Suzanne.

84Macumbeira
jun 2, 2011, 4:22pm

True, that way guys, no no it is not a precipice in front of you, just go go go

85baswood
jun 2, 2011, 4:59pm

Just noticed - no newbies on this thread Hmmm.... I wonder why

86absurdeist
jun 2, 2011, 4:59pm

I'd be happy to send some message to the noobs. Either start posting and saying something, you noob you, or ELSE!!! Something like that. Whud'ya think?

I like Piero's idea. A Noob Thread for Noobs. Should be started by a Noob, though, imo.

87Poquette
jun 2, 2011, 5:01pm

Oops! ***inadvertently sounding like The Church Lady***

This isn't my mother's sewing circle. Got it!

88dmsteyn
jun 2, 2011, 5:04pm

I guess I'm a noob, so, er, does German count as a foreign language? Afrikaans?

89theaelizabet
jun 2, 2011, 5:39pm

I just sent a message to noob, er, new member sriq. We had the Texas connection so I went with it. Can anyone else reach out to the others?

90copyedit52
jun 2, 2011, 5:41pm

Sorry, I posted this on the wrong thread:

How churchly can a femme who knows Tom Ainslie be? And lives in Nevada, no less.

You might say it's gone viral.

91Sandydog1
jun 2, 2011, 6:57pm

71

Mac, if you mix that Bison Grass with apple juice it tastes EXACTLY like apple pie. It is truly amazing !

88

Yes, DMS, you are a noob. You are a most-honored noob.

92absurdeist
jun 2, 2011, 7:55pm

DMS would be the perfect choice to start a newcomer's thread, imo. I like noobies. I wish they'd all jump into the salon fracas like DMS.

93Poquette
jun 2, 2011, 8:43pm

Peter, I didn't mean that I WAS The Church Lady, merely that I was sounding like her. And thank you for noticing the incongruities! ;-)

EF – I second that!

94LisaCurcio
jun 2, 2011, 8:44pm

I thought this was a newcomer's thread. Why would we want to isolate the poor newcomers? This place is crazy enough!

I posted a comment to revisetheessay (Danny Vega) to suggest he check us out and jump into the fray. For some reason he has Chicago bookstores on his list of favorite bookstores although he says he is in South Carolina. I hope I did not scare him off.

DMS--German and Afrikaans are nice, but I fear you will remain a conditional member with the rest of us unless you can come up with the Latin.

Mac--you know I love those Asterix, but I still have to look up the Latin. Maybe we could make owning at least three of the original Asterix books the first requirement of membership. I would qualify then!

95Sandydog1
jun 2, 2011, 8:52pm

I don't get it, absolutely nothing scares me.

(Except the occasional cat...)

96copyedit52
Redigeret: jun 2, 2011, 9:07pm

Sorry, Suzanne. I was into broad farce and thus purposely twisted your conception. I knew all along you weren't churchlike. The Ainslie, on the other hand, needed to be put you there, for Porius, if no one else. He's a railbird.

97Macumbeira
jun 3, 2011, 12:38am

94 LIsa, you mean first editions ? The ones whe took to the barricades in 68, the one's whe used as shields when the CRS counter attacked ?

98Poquette
jun 3, 2011, 2:10am

>96 copyedit52: – No, Porius is a railbird? His stock just went up with me. (It was already pretty high)

"Broad" farce? Hmmm . . .

99dmsteyn
jun 3, 2011, 7:00am

>94 LisaCurcio: - Er, how about, 'adhibenda est in iocando moderatio'?

100Macumbeira
jun 3, 2011, 7:42am

99 how brilliant, you just passed the test

Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est

you take your vodka chilled or with apple juice ?

Welcome indeed !

101LisaCurcio
jun 3, 2011, 7:49am

dmsteyn >99 dmsteyn:: See--I had to look it up! I was guessing "moderation in everything", but see that your phrase is more pointed and my education once again was lacking in that I did not read Cicero. A good one to remember. :-)

Mac, I wish they were first editions! I only meant the ones by Goscinny and Uderzo. And aren't you too young to have gone to the barricades in '68?

102Macumbeira
jun 3, 2011, 9:47am

I was breast fed on the barricades by Marianne herself !

Alonsenfantsdelapatrieeeeeeee le jour de gloire est arrivééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééé​

103anna_in_pdx
jun 3, 2011, 11:13am

102: Ah you child of Hugo! Aux barricades!

104Sandydog1
jun 4, 2011, 1:23pm

Bem-vindo Eddy!

A newbie to both the Salon and LT. do come join us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjVwFJ5_XEM

105Sandydog1
jun 5, 2011, 7:37pm

uhm, er, welcome to, the Naughtyhottie?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh78T--ZUxY

106copyedit52
jun 5, 2011, 8:03pm

Around here it's always Groundhog Day.

107anna_in_pdx
jun 5, 2011, 8:05pm

LOLOL

109Sandydog1
jun 16, 2011, 11:39pm

Welcome, Becky!

Good luck with all your peregrinations!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCbOEZ8c8dM

110Sandydog1
jun 24, 2011, 8:08pm

Welcome Chris, our newest Salonista and yet another lover of the classics!

Here's a wee bit of Herodotus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0AAhj6L2fE&feature=related

111anna_in_pdx
jun 29, 2011, 1:05pm

Welcome RMRM! I love Mahler too!

112Sandydog1
Redigeret: jul 6, 2011, 2:50pm

RMRM, have you joined, like, I mean, officially? Well, hell, welcome anyway!

And look at that. If the sun don't rise ovah Mahblehead! We got ourselves anothah wicked cool chowda head amongst us! Welcome Boston Bibliophile!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzXICsJ6ftI&feature=related

113Sandydog1
jul 6, 2011, 2:53pm

114Sandydog1
jul 8, 2011, 5:53pm

Welcome Oystein, who hails from Halden, home of a world-famous library-like facility!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiZUvDMdnik

115Sandydog1
jul 8, 2011, 6:22pm

Welcome, asukamaxwell, brilliant student, lover of history. Relax and have a drink, hmm, there's a dusty decanter of claret around here somewhere.. are you old enough to drink?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDE0Gn8jxJM&feature=related

116Sandydog1
jul 16, 2011, 2:58pm

117Porius
jul 16, 2011, 3:15pm

What about his nieces?

118Sandydog1
jul 16, 2011, 5:00pm

This is Le Salon, not Le Cafe de Regence...

119Porius
jul 16, 2011, 5:33pm

Ok his nephews?

120copyedit52
jul 16, 2011, 6:18pm

What's dis I hear dat dere's a Brooklyn girl about?

121Sandydog1
jul 17, 2011, 2:44pm

Oh, yeah dere is!

Welcome to the Salon, Caryn,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvPVXL8w6Ac

122Sandydog1
Redigeret: jul 17, 2011, 3:10pm

Welcome to the Salon, suzi. Do find your way back, and visit us upon your return from Firenze!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K0eadZ0rYY

123copyedit52
jul 17, 2011, 2:56pm

Where is everybody? Out in the sun?

Welcome, Suzi.

124Caryn.Rose
jul 17, 2011, 11:38pm

Hallo and thanks for the welcome!!

125Sandydog1
jul 22, 2011, 5:34pm

...and everyone, be sure to visit valkylee's blog, folks:

http://fashion-piranha.livejournal.com/

127Sandydog1
jul 27, 2011, 10:00pm

Welcome to the Salon, Griscat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUi5Yvq0-4g

129Sandydog1
aug 3, 2011, 9:33pm

And, also, 'a warm welcome to LT author Gene (Plainswriter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1amt-aRxE

130Sandydog1
Redigeret: aug 3, 2011, 9:40pm

Welcome danken7000 (whomever you are)!

Also, welcome, Mindy,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaCQ4-2T5I

And, while checking out teow's profile, I noticed the "what should you 'borrow' " feature. That's another interesting LT recommendation feature.

131Sandydog1
aug 3, 2011, 9:46pm

Welcome yet another LT Author, Laura J!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNlCdKz1TQc

132Sandydog1
aug 3, 2011, 9:54pm

Welcome to the Salon, Lucie.

I'm in love with your profile photo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zGB3bpZATs

133teow
aug 4, 2011, 10:54am

Thank you for the welcome!

134Sandydog1
Redigeret: aug 5, 2011, 9:41pm

You are always welcome anytime, teow.

Teow...hmmm teow...teow

ew, another cat?!

And welcome Veleka and Stevesilkin!!!

135Sandydog1
Redigeret: aug 5, 2011, 10:02pm

Welcome to LT and welcome to Le Salon, Jen from England! Lurk away, settle in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXJQ2C1nYok

136Sandydog1
Redigeret: aug 7, 2011, 12:29pm

Welcome to caron, heir of daron, king of the delbonian slostaths of the planet Paraclete.

(sorry, I had to embellish a bit; the sock-puppetry profile was a bit sparse...)

138Sandydog1
aug 12, 2011, 8:38pm

139beelzebubba
aug 14, 2011, 4:42pm

>138 Sandydog1: Yippee! Another Texan in the Salon (and an Austinite, to boot.) Welcome Katrinka!

140KatrinkaV
aug 15, 2011, 8:02am

Many thanks!!

141Sandydog1
aug 20, 2011, 7:00pm

Oh, our pleasure Katrinka; just try to stay clear of the lingering zombies. They're a tad bloodier than the salon hippies.

Hey, welcome Isabellaaaaa!!!!

And Peter-man, from the Emerald Isle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk

143Sandydog1
sep 3, 2011, 4:58pm

Welcome, Princess de B!

Here's another rousing princess story for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWWWKKA8jY

144Sandydog1
sep 5, 2011, 12:40pm

We've a whole squad of apparent noob Salonistas.. 'A rousing welcome to Dario, Dana, and roberttajl.

And, a vet and fellow dog, Gramath. G, I too, have 20 years worth of TBRs piling up the house.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlFo5C5Moa8

Whffft, whffft, whfft. That's the sound of most of the Salon banter, flying over my head, especially lately. No worries new gang, join right in!

145Sandydog1
sep 17, 2011, 9:23pm

Welcome TC!

Another author, whoo-hoo!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFKS8AOEebA

146Macumbeira
sep 18, 2011, 1:03am

woohoo Paris

Paris is fanatstic except for the nightlife.

147Sandydog1
sep 18, 2011, 3:31pm

...and all the short people.

148Sandydog1
sep 26, 2011, 10:09pm

WELCOME, PAPAGAIO!

You've joined around the pivotal time in our salonista history. It appears our founder has left us, but we still persist; one of the most popular groups in all LT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey8Ui63VgHs

149Sandydog1
sep 26, 2011, 10:12pm

Hey, a warm welcome for N4M2, too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMR7veI78f8

150urania1
sep 26, 2011, 11:49pm

Welcome as well. Be prepared for a lot of craziness. I am, in fact the only sane person on this forum. Sad but true. Some of the others fact saneness, but don't believe them.

151ChocolateMuse
sep 27, 2011, 12:05am

We all just let urania mumble in her corner.

152anna_in_pdx
sep 27, 2011, 12:09pm

Welcome everyone! We have almost 300 members now - what an amazing thing the Salon has become.

153Sandydog1
sep 27, 2011, 7:51pm

Hey Mark,

Listen to the Goat Lady. Of the Salon's trimvirate, she seems the sanest. 'Not so sure about that stud-in-the-tub and that cat.

Anywhoo, Welcome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrkThaBWa5c

154LesMiserables
sep 27, 2011, 8:02pm

I might as well introduce myself. LesMiserables at your service.

155theaelizabet
sep 27, 2011, 8:04pm

Welcome, LeMiserables. Love the Stevenson pics!

156Sandydog1
sep 27, 2011, 8:05pm

We love your style LesMis...

Welcome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fdic9NOoYs

158LesMiserables
sep 27, 2011, 8:08pm

> 155 Why thank you.

> 156 Class!

159LuluTamiko
sep 28, 2011, 2:41am

>157 Sandydog1: thank you!

my, such a lively bunch ...

160Macumbeira
sep 28, 2011, 11:26pm

You like Saint Ex Lulu ? Just like me !

161anna_in_pdx
sep 29, 2011, 11:26am

We must do a read of Terre des Hommes or something like that, one of these years.

162urania1
Redigeret: sep 29, 2011, 11:42am

>161 anna_in_pdx: anna,

Is Terre des Hommes Wind, Sand, and Stars in English? If so, what a bizare translation.

163anna_in_pdx
sep 29, 2011, 12:21pm

U, I remember having this discussion with Mac but I don't remember the answer. I read it for French class so I never saw the English version.

The same thing came up with me when I discovered this year that "La condition humaine" by Malraux was translated as "Man's Fate". Huh?

164LuluTamiko
sep 29, 2011, 3:26pm

>160 Macumbeira: love him! definitely one of my favorites

I ordered a copy of A Sense of Life (Un sens à la vie) and expect it to arrive soon. Anyone have thoughts on that work?

165Macumbeira
sep 29, 2011, 4:28pm

Never heard about it !

166urania1
sep 29, 2011, 5:43pm

Mac,

Never heard of what? Terre des hommes or Un sens à la vie? I am going to declare you Lord of Discombobulation, Enigmatic Posts, and Underwear Fetish.

167Macumbeira
sep 29, 2011, 11:41pm

un sens à la vie ! TdH I know by heart.

: )

168Macumbeira
sep 29, 2011, 11:43pm

This text spooked me when I read it first when I was thirteen years old. I always kept the termites at bay

http://www.macumbeira.com/2009/09/antoine-de-saint-exupery-terre-de.html

169Sandydog1
okt 8, 2011, 3:57pm

Welcome shisno2!

And, Wecome mejix!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqrtoFWglMY

170mejix
okt 8, 2011, 4:17pm

Thanks Sandy, glad to be here. :)

171Sandydog1
Redigeret: okt 12, 2011, 9:53pm

You're gonna like it here mejix. I'm just a lurker, but I think I am tolerated. You can find me hanging out, in the back room. I just love that rich, red Jacquard tapesty, the Tempranillo left out on the French bistro marble top, and that record Nubian Ibex trophy on the wall.

Oh, hey, welcome Billy!

And welcome Maulone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrVbikDcAsY&feature=related

172copyedit52
nov 2, 2011, 8:18pm

Hold on, new members. Good chance our welcoming committee, one sandydog, is out of electricity and, to coin an expression, offline. Or in a back room somewhere. Someone wake him up, if so.

173MeditationesMartini
nov 2, 2011, 8:41pm

Yeah, where's sandydog at?

174theaelizabet
nov 2, 2011, 8:44pm

I think he lives in Connecticut, which got walloped by the recent storm. Has anyone heard anything from him?

175Sandydog1
nov 3, 2011, 8:51pm

0530 this morning.

CNN is blaring, the lights are on, and, it seems like it is getting...warmer!

176Sandydog1
nov 3, 2011, 8:57pm

WELCOME,

Bill-Howie-James!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFObxnVUdT4

177Sandydog1
nov 3, 2011, 8:59pm

welcome, welcome, welcome, Maulone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CYDgezeQas

178LisaCurcio
nov 3, 2011, 10:13pm

Welcome back dog!

179theaelizabet
nov 4, 2011, 9:14am

Glad you survived, dog!

180anna_in_pdx
nov 7, 2011, 7:04pm

Oh good, Sandy's back! Woof! Glad to see you back.

181Sandydog1
nov 7, 2011, 9:46pm

Thanks so much, for welcoming the welcomer!

SShhh! (welcome JJ!)

And welcome, Rise!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtW-I9qnVYk

182Sandydog1
nov 8, 2011, 10:38pm

Welcome bad, bad, naughty, naughty, Charlotte!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlKAe0ZUvyo

183Sandydog1
nov 10, 2011, 8:57pm

Hey there, Bernie, welcome!

A Kafka-phile? Hey, I'm currently reading The Castle for the 1st time. Field Guides? I've shelves of 'em.

You'll find we're a wild, fun-lovin' bunch of wodka swillin' boyz n gurlz.

'Not at all like this stoner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqZU62CRnIk

184Sandydog1
nov 15, 2011, 8:17pm

Welcome, Randomefakename!

Active/inactive, real/imagined, serious/not-so-serious, comatose/not-comatose, you will find that we are the nicest bunch of goat-worshipping, vodka-swilling, bigfoot-fraternizing, nature-adoring, band of folks that you will ever encounter on LT.

(....or Goodreads)

185copyedit52
nov 16, 2011, 4:07pm

It seems Kaspar Hauser has joined the salon. Welcome, Kaspar.

186anna_in_pdx
dec 3, 2011, 1:42pm

I think there have been many new members recently. And, I notice we're getting close to the 300 mark... Sandy seems to be on hiatus/vacation again...

187anna_in_pdx
dec 3, 2011, 2:02pm

Welcome, GSLulos from Harristown! Your profile pic strikes a chord with me...

188anna_in_pdx
dec 3, 2011, 2:04pm

And welcome lacurieuse! Is tht you sky diving? Color me impressed!

189anna_in_pdx
dec 3, 2011, 2:06pm

Welcome lycomayflower! I had not heard about werewolves among the early pilgrims...
I hope both of you will be participating in the book banter here,

190anna_in_pdx
dec 3, 2011, 2:07pm

Aaaand....
Welcome haotang! There are many Harry Potter fans here, you are among friends!

191copyedit52
dec 3, 2011, 7:58pm

Sandy is prob'ly out watching birds somewhere. Good thing you jumped in, anna. And speaking of nature, I hope the Ottawan and the two Pennsylvanians drop in on the nature thread. We are always in the market for new naturalists. The other two newcomers are incognito when it comes to locale, but that can be rectified if they drop by. I will nag them unmercifully until they spill the beans.

192A_musing
dec 4, 2011, 5:20pm

Looks like lycomayflower has an interesting blog. And an adventurous sky-diving sort. Come join us over in the Melville read, guys! Jan 1 we begin The Whale!!!!

193Sandydog1
dec 6, 2011, 7:33pm

Sandy wishes Sandy was birdwatching somewhere. Sandy has been away on international business (ie, at an undisclosed location in Alabama).

Lacurieuse,

Bienvenue! Les Boisson sot de ce cote-ci.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQJvtZ9PxxE

194ChocolateMuse
dec 6, 2011, 7:52pm

I remember lycomayflower from way back on the 50 book challenge thread. She may not remember me, I was a bit of a lurker in those days. Hello!

195Sandydog1
dec 6, 2011, 7:52pm

Welcome, George, from Harrisburg, PA.

Is that uptown?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPsYBK3wxsU

196absurdeist
dec 6, 2011, 8:13pm

193 ~

I don't give a damn
for Alabam'


~ Langston Hughes

197Sandydog1
Redigeret: dec 6, 2011, 10:28pm

I'm not one for hyperbole, but this is perhaps the most surreal thing I have EVER heard, in my entire life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UuFJoexdlU

Ahlahbohma,,,

I love it!

198Meredy
dec 7, 2011, 3:47am

Hi--I'm a recent arrival to LT, still exploring. Why "grumpy"?

199Macumbeira
Redigeret: dec 7, 2011, 8:24am

Hi Meredy, Welcome ! Happy to have you here !!

Stick with us for some time and you will see a number of running jokes popping up in this Salon. Grumpy is one of them.

We read books too and discuss them thoroughly, can I offer you a group - read of Moby Dick starting the first of January ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTsRUIVv2WM

200Meredy
dec 7, 2011, 6:55pm

Thanks, Macumbeira. It's nice to be greeted warmly. I thought there might be a story to the "grumpy" label.

And thanks for the invitation. I have already done my service with Moby Dick. I wrote papers on it at least three times as an undergraduate. (Got A's on them, too.) After I finished college, I noticed the book on my shelf one day and said--hey, maybe it's time I actually read that thing. So I did. It turned out to be a really good book.

I was too much of a lit'ry snob ever to use Cliff Notes, so I had winged it through the papers. That's a skill that's stood by me ever since.

201Macumbeira
dec 8, 2011, 12:28am

: )

202absurdeist
dec 8, 2011, 1:19am

Captain Mac,

What do you think Meredy (Hi, Meredy; welcome!) meant by "lit'ry snob"? Should we be concerned?

203Macumbeira
dec 8, 2011, 2:24am

( whispering to Henrietta )

she means literally snob, not literary... I guess. Literally snobs use mac - notes, not cliff notes... I think.

( back to Meredy )

ok Meredy Baby, I am the Salon Profiler and you look just like what we need here. Triple A is good, like triple B, C, D or E... as long as it is trippple. The grumpy thing was a running joke ( lots of them here ) but you have to stay a bit longer to catch them.
Look at me, I planned to stay here for 3 weeks and here I am now for 7 years ! Like everybody here, seven years...reading everlasting...

ok short introduction; the guys there in the corner throwing harpoons at each other are warming up for Moby Dick which will be group - read as from 1 january.

The body dissected on the table is Alexander Theroux. We are looking for something intellectually sexual but cannot find it...
What else ? Ah yes the gay lists ! We love and loathe lists here... especially around X-mas.

There is weather information, there are birthday celebrations... ah see for yourself , always something going on..

Ah and one more thing, We like gods here very much ( always small g and plural ) but fear the Monotheistic One, well... there is a bible study group somewhere anyhow, feel free to have a look...

There are also writers you should never ever mention, because this place can turn into hell in no time. ( Whispering ) it is (... ) and ( ... ) and especially (... ) don't ever mention them? ever...

But we love James Joyce, ....we really do, ...all of us.

Lurking is ok , but participating is better... pimp a review and we hotlist it for you.. yes we have the power do to such things, reviews is what we need...

I am off , I am off , your on your own Meredy... good luck

204ChocolateMuse
dec 9, 2011, 6:04am

Speak for yourself, Mac.

But seriously, welcome, Meredy. I love your Wordle of Thus spake Zarathustra.

205tomcatMurr
dec 11, 2011, 8:28pm

A warm welcome to Edwinbcn from Beijing! Edwin, your library looks AWESOME, and so do your published books. We have several published writers in le salon, so you are in good company.

Welcome!

206A_musing
dec 11, 2011, 9:04pm

Edwin, I hope you'll participate when we do the "Tang" read and discussion, just as the first cherries bloom there.

207kradcliffe
Redigeret: dec 13, 2011, 8:55am

Hello. My name is Katy. I've just joined LT, and this is the first group I've checked out. You look like an interesting bunch.

I grew up in a trailer park, and speak with a southern accent. I attended a public university and am not very well read. I follow book lists compiled by people who attended highly-regarded universities. My hope is to learn to more convincingly ape my betters.

I recently read Moby Dick for another book club run by a comedian. I thought it was 500 pages of blubber culminating in a whirlpool of violence, but that's about all one can expect of a girl like me.

I think I'll join you for the Ovid Metamorphosis thing. I bought that book years ago, but never read it because the professor who was "mentoring" me dropped me at his wife's insistence.

208Macumbeira
dec 13, 2011, 2:41pm

Henry is that you ?

209LisaCurcio
dec 13, 2011, 2:51pm

>208 Macumbeira: and I thought it was just my suspicious mind! Apparently great suspicious minds think alike.

210Macumbeira
dec 13, 2011, 2:55pm

it is eery

211A_musing
dec 13, 2011, 3:13pm

Welcome, Ms. Radcliffe! May I call you 'cliffe?!

Having read Moby Dick recently, you should feel free to join our discussions. You didn't say whether you liked it, only that you found it violent and blubbery - for many, violent and blubbery is high praise indeed! I myself grew up in a double wide. Are you a double wide type, or did you come from the other side of the trailer park?

212kradcliffe
dec 13, 2011, 4:45pm

I grew up in a double wide. Ours was a rather upscale trailer park. It was strictly forbidden to work on one's car in one's driveway. You had to take it to a lot out of public view if you wanted to carry on like that.

I'm probably going to at least follow along the discussion of Moby Dick. The opening posts/pre-discussion of the book looked pretty good.

>208 Macumbeira:,209: I'm not someone named Henry. I'm seriously brand-new to LT. You can find evidence of my existence here:

https://twitter.com/#!/KatyRadcliffe

and here:

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1101676-katy

Of course, neither of those preclude the possibility of my having assumed an identity of someone named "Henry" so I may not have proven anything.

213MeditationesMartini
dec 13, 2011, 4:55pm

I actually hope you're Henry more now that you've provided evidence of an elaborate existence that would, by necessity, have to have been faked if you were (him). Apparently we'd all rather only meet new people if they're people we already know in disguise?

Hey, fuck that! Welcome, K-Rad.

214absurdeist
dec 13, 2011, 5:13pm

Katy, welcome to both LibraryThing and Le Salon. I'm so sorry that you've had to deal with, in such a short time (my goodness, you just show up, and this is the reception you receive?: Who are you, really!?), so many salonistas' unfounded suspicions that you are somebody other than who you say you are. I find their behavior and rudeness deplorable myself, and certainly hope you won't hold the entire group accountable for the effrontery of a few.

215MeditationesMartini
dec 13, 2011, 5:53pm

i love this place.

216A_musing
dec 13, 2011, 6:04pm

I do not like the idea of a trailer park where I couldn't work on my car.

217copyedit52
dec 13, 2011, 7:00pm

I've always liked the idea of a trailer park, or maybe my ideal of it. I pass a few when I drive around. Little communities. They could be paradisical, after all.

218beelzebubba
dec 14, 2011, 1:05am

Ah, how I have missed this place.

219kradcliffe
dec 14, 2011, 11:24am

I'm now thinking this Henry must be a fascinating fellow.

I've been on a lot of Internet forums, and I've seen it happen where some people get an idea in their heads that someone is really someone else, and there's really nothing to be done about it. So, I thought I'd provide some flimsy "proof" that I'm not a man named Henry right away, before that idea got legs.

Most of the discourse here goes over my head. Part of that may be down to there being a lot of in-jokes, but I think it's mostly due to my being a philistine.

Thank you in advance for tolerating me.

220LisaCurcio
dec 14, 2011, 11:39am

Does anyone know if it is possible to change an identity on Goodreads?

221MeditationesMartini
dec 14, 2011, 1:56pm

I think it's mostly the in-jokes. That makes us the philistines!

222absurdeist
dec 14, 2011, 6:37pm

220> Yes, it is possible.

Katy, you seem like a good sport. You'll just have to forgive these salonistas' paranoia. This "Henry" once traumatized them terribly with his antics and they still have not forgotten.

The last time I heard the word "philistine" spoken in Le Salon it was spoken by tomcatMurr in reference to a member from that other place in that thread he started when "Henry" was suspended. July/Aug. 2009, if memory serves.

223tomcatMurr
dec 14, 2011, 7:58pm

Ah but the question is, to whom was I referring? to who, to whom to wit to woo? welcome Katy. I for one am convinced that you are real. And that was a brilliant review of The Death of Ivan Illyitch you published on goodreads. publish it here and we'll pimp it for you! You'll soon pick up the in-jokes. Welcome again.

and welcome back Beeeeeelz! long time no see!

224LisaCurcio
dec 14, 2011, 8:47pm

222> yes, suspicious great minds . . . . .

Now if there are others out there who have just joined us and are feeling ignored, please excuse us. Sometimes we just get wrapped up in ourselves and it is quite nice to have new folks remind us that we just are not that important!

225absurdeist
dec 14, 2011, 10:58pm

I wish every new member would just jump into the fray and be themselves like Katy. This place would be wild(er) were that to become a reality.

I've got to admit, Lisa, I thought the hottie was being channeled in a couple of those paragraphs, and think how stunned I was knowing it wasn't me!

226kradcliffe
dec 15, 2011, 6:14am

Ah! So "philistine" is a trigger. I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks for the nice words about my review of DOII, tomcatMurr. But, I don't think I can fully do both sites at the same time. I did enter a few of my favorite books, here. I mean, in case people were curious about my tastes. (Why they would be, I don't know.)

I'm still trying to figure out what this forum is all about. There's hijinks and tomfoolery, obviously.

227anna_in_pdx
Redigeret: dec 15, 2011, 11:53am

Hi Katy!

There is a wiki page with a history of our group, but long story short, Henri-Etta started this group in 2009 to help him get through James Joyce's Ulysses which was our first group read. Then, we started reading other things together. That's what I would call the main purpose of the list but we have all become friends and discuss lots of other stuff besides our group reads.

Link
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Our_History

228A_musing
dec 15, 2011, 12:06pm

I sometimes forget about the zombies.

229Macumbeira
dec 15, 2011, 3:16pm

Is Henrietta and Henri the same person ? C'est toi Henri ?

230Meredy
dec 15, 2011, 3:26pm

>227 anna_in_pdx:

Whew! Well, that was enlightening, plnats and all.

I'd call that a bonfire we should all dance around from time to time, preferably nekkid and in high glee, so that we forget not.

231LolaWalser
dec 15, 2011, 4:30pm

I can't wait for the write up of the Whale, once he blows.

232copyedit52
dec 15, 2011, 5:30pm

You won't find plnat on wiki, Meredy. It's one of those insider things. But since you do some editing I can reveal that it was a mistake that became an affectation.

233Meredy
dec 15, 2011, 6:50pm

>232 copyedit52:

?? I found this in the account at the link: "So he waxed Misanthropique in his disillusionment and retired to a rude hut in a forest to grow small green plnats of happiness (though sometimes he missed the bright lights and dropped by the salon for a vodka). "

I had noticed an ongoing topic containing "plnats" and figured it must be a running joke of some kind (a bit like "pwned," perhaps) because it was too obvious to be an overlooked typo. This passage in the group's history seemed to confirm that impression.

234anna_in_pdx
dec 15, 2011, 7:03pm

Aha, a close reader. Peter, you have some competition!

235A_musing
dec 15, 2011, 7:05pm

Meredy, you are on top of the game.

236copyedit52
Redigeret: dec 15, 2011, 7:06pm

It's simpler, my dear. I MC the nature thread and have for a while, and when the thread gets too long with messages (and takes a long time to load into various computers), a new one is created. As the master of ceremonies, I have to give it a name (variations on nature and a brief description), and about the third or fourth thread witch I did, I misstakenly typed plnat instead of plant. Alas, you cannot undo a thread name, as you can edit a message. The misspelling was a source of great amusement among the naturalists, and the next time I was about to make a nature thread switch I was told to keep the plnat. Like the humble servant of le peuple that I am, I did. So it had nothing to do with Monsieur Misanthropique, or whatever he's calling himself nowadays, or his periodic disillusionments.

237anna_in_pdx
dec 15, 2011, 7:08pm

The names of threads are not editable (a word? No?) so mistakes remain enshrined in the Salon forever. We thought plnats was too special so we appropriated it as part of the great Salon lexicon (on which there is a discussion thread, somewhere buried).

We are a very active discussion group so there are just too many threads in the archives or I would suggest you just dive into them. i suspect even our most active members feel overwhelmed when they've been off line for a few days or a week and have all this catching up to do.

238Mr.Durick
dec 15, 2011, 7:13pm

(Thread titles are editable for a few minutes after posting.

Robert)

239Meredy
dec 15, 2011, 9:32pm

Well, but wasn't that history page deliberately incorporating this Salon meme by way of acknowledgment? or was it really an unrelated and accidental typo?

(Trying hard to learn the culture...)

240tomcatMurr
Redigeret: dec 15, 2011, 10:05pm

>237i suspect even our most active members feel overwhelmed when they've been off line for a few days or a week and have all this catching up to do.

yup. god, I hate going away knowing I have all this catching up to do when I get back.

gosh, I need a valprotini. Meredy, this is a salon special cocktail consisting of valium and prozac in vodka (or gin for the philistines) in a martini glass. very cold. we are also madly partial to herring gelato and pigeon feathers, although the latter may be an acquired taste.

241Macumbeira
dec 16, 2011, 12:43am

But what about Ploust ?

242anna_in_pdx
dec 16, 2011, 11:27am

239: Yes of course it was deliberate. You are doing just great learning the culture.

240: I need one too and it's only 8:30 in the a.m. here. And don't forget to tell Meredy about the proctologist.

243kradcliffe
dec 17, 2011, 3:06am

After this thread, what thread should I look at, now? I don't care about nature or food.

244RidgewayGirl
dec 17, 2011, 11:43am

You don't care about nature or food? What about shelter or oxygen?

245ChocolateMuse
dec 17, 2011, 11:43pm

If you burrow hard enough, you might find us talking about books. It's in there somewhere.

246anna_in_pdx
dec 18, 2011, 12:31am

There is a politics thread, there is a sports thread, there are the prep threads for upcoming reads... go to town...

247RidgewayGirl
dec 18, 2011, 12:56pm

Music too, somewhere down there. We're always willing to resurrect an old thread, aren't we?

Bookwise, we have short stories, tomes and much in between.

248kradcliffe
dec 18, 2011, 1:54pm

Shelter and oxygen are OK, I guess. I've never tried going without either of them.

249Sandydog1
dec 27, 2011, 1:36pm

250A_musing
jan 3, 2012, 8:42am

Some welcomes are due! Mausbartl, darsu, daleree, welcome! I note all three of you hail from interesting places - Mausbarti from Vienna, Darsu from Finland, and Daleree from Seoul. Mausbarti, you've got Proust and the Squid in your library - that's a touchstone book for me, Maryanne Wolf is someone I've great admiration for. Dale, you mention as favorite authors Jorge Luis Borges, Michel Foucault, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Žižek - I've heard all those names bandied about here but Zizek, so you're going to need to spread the word of Zizek and get that discussion going somewhere. Darsu, you look like you might be interested in the upcoming read focused on the Tang; we've chatted a bit on the not-so-active Mahabharata threads, and perhaps we'll have to stir more up on that here.

Welcome all!

251defaults
jan 3, 2012, 10:49am

Hello, thank you for the kind welcome! I've actually been lurking here forever, but this year's reading schedule hits close enough to home that I might even be able to contribute something. I'll be trying to Tang along, yes, and I'm certainly not going to miss the opportunity to tackle Arthur Golding's Metamorphoses and then hop right on the old swart ship.

252A_musing
jan 3, 2012, 1:21pm

Excellent! Several of us are deeply interested in the Tang but not necessarily deeply schooled in it. Should be interesting.

253anna_in_pdx
jan 19, 2012, 2:48pm

Wow, five newcomers just in a week! Welcome to PossMan, apash, quicksiva, Hoopdriver and Mcpinker! Sandydog is missing in action, he is our official welcoming person, but we are all so happy to have you on board. Please feel free to leap right into our current threads and revive old ones if you feel so moved.

254MeditationesMartini
jan 19, 2012, 3:17pm

Hi everybody!

255Sandydog1
Redigeret: jan 22, 2012, 5:35pm

The dawg's been REAL busy...

Yes, welcome Darsu!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbEk8_g5a5M

256Sandydog1
jan 22, 2012, 5:39pm

And as was said before, a warm welcome to Karin from sweet Weeyana!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJEpD4GdklI&feature=related

258Sandydog1
jan 22, 2012, 5:45pm

Welcome apash!

I see you are currently reading a title that is a favorite of our beloved founder!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5EeA_lbun8

259Sandydog1
jan 31, 2012, 7:55pm

260Sandydog1
jan 31, 2012, 7:58pm

Welcome, HoopDriver!

Very interesting name; do you have the skills of say, a LeBron James?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_txDzimYjjD4/S81Fhd...

261Sandydog1
jan 31, 2012, 8:10pm

262Sandydog1
feb 3, 2012, 8:12pm

A warm welcome to another beloved Kiwi, Paulie! Anyone with a copy of The Great Cat Massacre, is a true friend of mine.

263Macumbeira
feb 4, 2012, 1:53am

ouch

264LolaWalser
feb 4, 2012, 9:24am

#262

Buddy!

Can you spare a dime?

265urania1
feb 9, 2012, 3:30pm

I know HoopDriver. He lives a few miles from me. We attend the same reading group!!!

266Sandydog1
feb 19, 2012, 4:42pm

Welcome to a whole new platoon of relative noobs, lurkers, and sedentary LTers, including, but no limited to, nicklong, Mermind, MartinZ, dlfkdlkfd, SheilaH, attula, and Kerr-Orr.

You'll find that there's something over here, for eveeryone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiLjrbH47Og&feature=related

267Sandydog1
feb 19, 2012, 4:47pm

Welcome Jasmina! This Salon is remarkably safe. Our lost time accident rate is quite low.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMkVq1jRGU&feature=related

268Sandydog1
feb 28, 2012, 8:06pm

269Sandydog1
feb 28, 2012, 8:46pm

Welcome, Prof. Burt!

(Sorry, I just had to include a little something from a Univ. of FL Alumnus)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6cCYILZ36M

270Sandydog1
Redigeret: mar 4, 2012, 5:49pm

Welcome to the Salon sibyx! Yeah! More cats and Corgies!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVTZ7kordJs&feature=related

271sibylline
mar 4, 2012, 6:07pm

Thank you Steve -- Watching the Wellfleet vid. from where I presently am (gloaming, snow, Vermont) I'd say 'wistful' would pretty much capture my response. I still go there as often as I can get away for work retreats alone, spring and autumn, and for a couple of weeks w/the family in the summer.

272urania1
mar 4, 2012, 10:59pm

Welcome all.

273citygirl
mar 7, 2012, 1:24pm

269: Go Gators!

It's a reflex.

274Sandydog1
mar 17, 2012, 8:51pm

Welcome, Link!

'cool blog, although some of the links are a bit glitch-y

http://platterstompf.blogspot.com/

275Sandydog1
mar 18, 2012, 2:02pm

A warm welcome to Mariel, from FLO-RID-ah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cug8FeGqwQg

276Sandydog1
mar 18, 2012, 2:08pm

Welcoe Winabook!

And LMan, too!

Goats, cats, dogs, echidnas - we definitely celebrate diversity.

There's been plenty of recent banter - of the prickly nature - over here.

277Sandydog1
mar 18, 2012, 2:22pm

278RidgewayGirl
mar 18, 2012, 5:39pm

LMan! I'm glad, you're here.

279Lman
mar 18, 2012, 7:38pm

I am too; thank you.
I confess I have been dipping in and out of threads here for quite a while...

...but whoa...what is happening - I missed all the recent prickliness, methinks?
Hey - no fair. :)

280Lman
mar 18, 2012, 7:45pm

Addendum:
Wait, I found some... (prickly ponderances that is)

...behind the need to join, me asks?

281ChocolateMuse
mar 18, 2012, 7:59pm

You don't need to dig very far to find it these days. Welcome to you.

282urania1
mar 18, 2012, 8:00pm

Welcome Lman.

283A_musing
Redigeret: mar 18, 2012, 8:14pm

Another from down under! Welcome!

284ChocolateMuse
mar 18, 2012, 8:17pm

We infiltrate, Sam, slowly but surely.

285Sandydog1
mar 18, 2012, 9:19pm

Lola? Lola? Lolawalser, is that you?

Aw, welcome again and again!

286LolaWalser
mar 19, 2012, 11:23am

Déjà vu, déjà wooed! Blasted revolving door--I get in... I get out... I get in... I get out...

Just leave the kitty flap open, Sandy-dawg!

287Sandydog1
mar 29, 2012, 7:44pm

Welcome, Dr. Evil!

You'll love lurking here, and joining in.

I've an advanced degree me'self:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Y1mFTNU2c

289Sandydog1
mar 29, 2012, 7:53pm

290Sandydog1
apr 5, 2012, 9:46pm

291Sandydog1
Redigeret: maj 9, 2012, 7:55pm

A belated welcome to the found felix!

Also, welcome nilsr!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Dh_azZqyQ

292Sandydog1
Redigeret: maj 9, 2012, 7:47pm

,,,and welcome yet another Portlandian to the Salon, Tall Paul!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNees13fiIQ

294Sandydog1
maj 15, 2012, 10:35pm

Welcome all the newbs and casual lurkers, including, but not limited to, Vaniamk, PatrickWood, Confiteaor and Anita. Everybody's a bit casual around here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLDSFgIUXF0&feature=related

295Sandydog1
jun 9, 2012, 3:13pm

296Sandydog1
jun 23, 2012, 9:49pm

Welcome to the Salon, formerly Bratty Teen!

I know all about out-of-date monikers. (Hey wait, I'm still a dog, after all)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVX61iUNZI4

297Sandydog1
jul 7, 2012, 10:41am

Welcome, welcome, welcome, Niles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdDoFQK4Rrs

298Sandydog1
jul 7, 2012, 10:46am

And a warm welcome to Letterpress!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lUtRPTZ19M

299Sandydog1
jul 20, 2012, 9:38pm

Welcome caron, and welcome to all the new New Yawkers, including Selliers, and LT Author Ms. Slugocki!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjsXo9l6I8

300anna_in_pdx
aug 19, 2012, 2:37pm

Welcome isabelle612! Glad to see new blood as it were in TCM's reading thread. We are all kind of in the dog days here although we have some members in the southern hemisphere but they seem to have gone quiet as well. Let's get a group read going soon apart from the bible one which soldiers on.

301isabelle612
aug 20, 2012, 3:05pm

Hello Anna. Dog days. I should be so lucky. Even when it's hot it's cold over here! I am currently camping at my parents' and found The Turn of the Screw in my old library. I am about half-way through and so freaked out! Have decided to devour every James in my library until my writer's block has been unblocked.

302isabelle612
aug 21, 2012, 3:22am

I've already lost momentum... Made the mistake to move on to The Portrait of a lady and almost immediately lost my patience with Isabel (again). The good news is that I am out of excuses and have fired up the iMAC.

303zenomax
aug 21, 2012, 4:38am

isabelle, maybe you need to start a thread in this group to track your progress! It would be interesting to us armchair writers/critics ...

304isabelle612
aug 21, 2012, 8:43am

I am terrified of you guys. :)

305LisaCurcio
aug 21, 2012, 1:01pm

No, really, do it! We have not had a discussion of James in the time I can remember. (Of course, I am old and I have little memory.)

It has been DEAD in le Salon. We need to come back from les vacances. We need direction. We need to think. And all of those guys are almost harmless.

306MeditationesMartini
aug 21, 2012, 1:52pm

Yeah, peer pressure the new guy! Lead a read of Putin's Russia!

307Macumbeira
aug 21, 2012, 2:33pm

actually we are like one big family in this place

Can anybody remember what translation of Eugene Onegin TC advised us ? Falen ?

309isabelle612
aug 22, 2012, 3:06am

Have ordered Putin's Russia on Amazon!

310RidgewayGirl
aug 22, 2012, 7:32am

When do we get to welcome citybaby?

311Sandydog1
sep 29, 2012, 9:36pm

My, my, my, we do have some very belated welcomes.

Welcome Oehlerd, Feoswald, Hermias, Kittykitty and Zenos-Bob!

We Salonistas are a very discrete bunch, but I did find one ol' shot of us, in the public domain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWcvM8X9uQ

312LolaWalser
sep 30, 2012, 9:36am

JimNoir!

For the bestest alias in recent history--douze points!

314Sandydog1
okt 26, 2012, 9:27pm

Welcome fellow Yankee, Gravity!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS_6-IwMPjM

315Macumbeira
okt 26, 2012, 11:29pm

313 wow walpurgisnight

316Sandydog1
nov 25, 2012, 8:37pm

312,

A belated "bon jour" to Jim, from me as well!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AXa9FAPY8c

317Sandydog1
nov 25, 2012, 8:41pm

318Sandydog1
Redigeret: jan 14, 2013, 9:47pm

BAD DAWG:

Peeing on the rug!

Bogged down on Infinite Jest footnotes and critical reviews!

Listening to too much Tom Waits!

'Not welcoming anybody!

So, welcome Len, Kire, Zeener!

...and Knight-o'-Cups (I think)

319Sandydog1
jan 14, 2013, 9:27pm

320Sandydog1
jan 14, 2013, 9:46pm

Welcome,

Boston wicked-bibliophile!

If the NFL can reference these guys (ie, for the Pats), I guess we can too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmTB1PV7lMg

321ChocolateMuse
jan 15, 2013, 5:20am

Sandydawg, have you been sent your medal yet? It's long overdue. You need a big shiny one for your collar. (I just read the top part of this thread, which is very entertaining.)

322anna_in_pdx
jan 15, 2013, 11:36am

Knight of Cups was a very nice tavern in Coos Bay, OR near where I grew up, my dad played bluegrass music there sometimes. Where are you from, KoC?

323Sandydog1
jan 15, 2013, 9:31pm

Choco,

Noob or veteran, clothing is always optional in Le Salon...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzTf_EBIjI

324RickHarsch
jan 19, 2013, 4:16am

dog, How can one listen to too much Tom Waits?

(anecdote--i went with some friends on a hard drive from the slovene coast to vienna and then prague, where waits was playing and back to vienna the same night. it was all fine, but the highlight was running into Tim Robbins, me coming down, him exiting his row; i gave him a warm pat on the shoulder and pretending to be slavic told him 'good politics, sir' friends told me my Slovene was imperfect)

325Sandydog1
jan 19, 2013, 5:16pm

I'm sure Mr. Robbins noted that nothing was amiss with your slovenščina.

326Sandydog1
jan 19, 2013, 5:22pm

Welcome Rachel!

327Sandydog1
jan 19, 2013, 5:27pm

329Sandydog1
feb 17, 2013, 2:44pm

New thread, new thread, new thread!

http://www.librarything.com/topic/150184

330Sandydog1
Redigeret: jun 14, 2013, 10:35pm

Misfire!

(Pls disregard)