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Welcome to the Salon II

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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?

mar 6, 2011, 1:51pm

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

Never mind.

mar 6, 2011, 2:14pm

How do you know Louise?

mar 6, 2011, 2:20pm

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

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.

mar 6, 2011, 2:29pm

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

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?

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:


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.

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".

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.

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.

mar 7, 2011, 1:58am

I am neither nude nor naked.

Mr. Durick

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 ;)

mar 7, 2011, 10:06am

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

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?

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!

mar 7, 2011, 11:18am

That lady in the photo is missing a nipple.

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.

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.

mar 18, 2011, 6:27am

...I been away a long time.

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

mar 22, 2011, 3:13am

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

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.

mar 22, 2011, 12:54pm

You mean the toaster hasn't yet arrived?

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!


mar 28, 2011, 9:34pm


We're nearing the quarter-thousand mark.

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

Welcome, David.


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.


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?)

apr 5, 2011, 10:24pm

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

apr 5, 2011, 10:24pm

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

apr 6, 2011, 12:21am

> 30 Thanks for my first early Morning laugh !

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.


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.

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?

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.

apr 10, 2011, 9:30pm


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.

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.

apr 11, 2011, 11:04am

40: Seconded.

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!!!


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 ...


apr 23, 2011, 1:09pm

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

apr 23, 2011, 3:51pm

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

Redigeret: maj 3, 2011, 10:10pm

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


Redigeret: maj 19, 2011, 9:14pm


We've a new Salonista.

Welcome, welcome Stilton!


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.

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!!!


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.

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...


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...

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.

maj 30, 2011, 9:13am

Lek your own farts fella.

maj 30, 2011, 2:46pm

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) :-)

jun 1, 2011, 3:32pm

Wellcome Ranny, Staven and Devy !

jun 1, 2011, 3:39pm

Welcome all!

jun 1, 2011, 4:01pm

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

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!

jun 1, 2011, 6:07pm

don't scare them away you guys

Redigeret: jun 1, 2011, 6:34pm


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

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,

...when you've got this?

Redigeret: jun 1, 2011, 6:48pm

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


And welcome, Steve too!


jun 1, 2011, 7:06pm

I hear most new members find our FAQ thread helpful.

jun 1, 2011, 7:13pm

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


jun 1, 2011, 7:37pm

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

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.

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 !

jun 2, 2011, 10:10am

Is learning French still a requirement?

jun 2, 2011, 10:23am

Latin first.

jun 2, 2011, 11:38am

After Russian

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!

jun 2, 2011, 12:17pm

>75 LisaCurcio: But not the Latin.

jun 2, 2011, 12:41pm

I thought medieval French was the main requirement?

jun 2, 2011, 12:59pm

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

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 ?

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

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.

jun 2, 2011, 2:57pm

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

jun 2, 2011, 3:08pm

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

jun 2, 2011, 4:22pm

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

jun 2, 2011, 4:59pm

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

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.

jun 2, 2011, 5:01pm

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

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

jun 2, 2011, 5:04pm

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

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?

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.

jun 2, 2011, 6:57pm


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


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

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.

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!

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!

jun 2, 2011, 8:52pm

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

(Except the occasional cat...)

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.

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 ?

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 . . .

jun 3, 2011, 7:00am

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

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 !

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?

jun 3, 2011, 9:47am

I was breast fed on the barricades by Marianne herself !

Alonsenfantsdelapatrieeeeeeee le jour de gloire est arrivééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééé​

jun 3, 2011, 11:13am

102: Ah you child of Hugo! Aux barricades!

jun 4, 2011, 1:23pm

Bem-vindo Eddy!

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


jun 5, 2011, 7:37pm

uhm, er, welcome to, the Naughtyhottie?


jun 5, 2011, 8:03pm

Around here it's always Groundhog Day.

jun 5, 2011, 8:05pm


jun 16, 2011, 11:39pm

Welcome, Becky!

Good luck with all your peregrinations!


jun 24, 2011, 8:08pm

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

Here's a wee bit of Herodotus:


jun 29, 2011, 1:05pm

Welcome RMRM! I love Mahler too!

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!


jul 6, 2011, 2:53pm

jul 8, 2011, 5:53pm

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


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?


jul 16, 2011, 2:58pm

jul 16, 2011, 3:15pm

What about his nieces?

jul 16, 2011, 5:00pm

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

jul 16, 2011, 5:33pm

Ok his nephews?

jul 16, 2011, 6:18pm

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

jul 17, 2011, 2:44pm

Oh, yeah dere is!

Welcome to the Salon, Caryn,


Redigeret: jul 17, 2011, 3:10pm

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


jul 17, 2011, 2:56pm

Where is everybody? Out in the sun?

Welcome, Suzi.

jul 17, 2011, 11:38pm

Hallo and thanks for the welcome!!

jul 22, 2011, 5:34pm

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


jul 27, 2011, 10:00pm

Welcome to the Salon, Griscat!


aug 3, 2011, 9:33pm

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


Redigeret: aug 3, 2011, 9:40pm

Welcome danken7000 (whomever you are)!

Also, welcome, Mindy,


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

aug 3, 2011, 9:46pm

Welcome yet another LT Author, Laura J!


aug 3, 2011, 9:54pm

Welcome to the Salon, Lucie.

I'm in love with your profile photo!


aug 4, 2011, 10:54am

Thank you for the welcome!

Redigeret: aug 5, 2011, 9:41pm

You are always welcome anytime, teow.

Teow...hmmm teow...teow

ew, another cat?!

And welcome Veleka and Stevesilkin!!!

Redigeret: aug 5, 2011, 10:02pm

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


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...)

aug 12, 2011, 8:38pm

aug 14, 2011, 4:42pm

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

aug 15, 2011, 8:02am

Many thanks!!

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:


sep 3, 2011, 4:58pm

Welcome, Princess de B!

Here's another rousing princess story for you:


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.


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!

sep 17, 2011, 9:23pm

Welcome TC!

Another author, whoo-hoo!!


sep 18, 2011, 1:03am

woohoo Paris

Paris is fanatstic except for the nightlife.

sep 18, 2011, 3:31pm

...and all the short people.

sep 26, 2011, 10:09pm


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!


sep 26, 2011, 10:12pm

Hey, a warm welcome for N4M2, too!


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.

sep 27, 2011, 12:05am

We all just let urania mumble in her corner.

sep 27, 2011, 12:09pm

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

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!


sep 27, 2011, 8:02pm

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

sep 27, 2011, 8:04pm

Welcome, LeMiserables. Love the Stevenson pics!

sep 27, 2011, 8:05pm

We love your style LesMis...



sep 27, 2011, 8:08pm

> 155 Why thank you.

> 156 Class!

sep 28, 2011, 2:41am

>157 Sandydog1: thank you!

my, such a lively bunch ...

sep 28, 2011, 11:26pm

You like Saint Ex Lulu ? Just like me !

sep 29, 2011, 11:26am

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

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.

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?

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?

sep 29, 2011, 4:28pm

Never heard about it !

sep 29, 2011, 5:43pm


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.

sep 29, 2011, 11:41pm

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

: )

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


okt 8, 2011, 3:57pm

Welcome shisno2!

And, Wecome mejix!


okt 8, 2011, 4:17pm

Thanks Sandy, glad to be here. :)

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!


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.

nov 2, 2011, 8:41pm

Yeah, where's sandydog at?

nov 2, 2011, 8:44pm

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

nov 3, 2011, 8:51pm

0530 this morning.

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

nov 3, 2011, 8:57pm




nov 3, 2011, 8:59pm

welcome, welcome, welcome, Maulone!


nov 3, 2011, 10:13pm

Welcome back dog!

nov 4, 2011, 9:14am

Glad you survived, dog!

nov 7, 2011, 7:04pm

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

nov 7, 2011, 9:46pm

Thanks so much, for welcoming the welcomer!

SShhh! (welcome JJ!)

And welcome, Rise!


nov 8, 2011, 10:38pm

Welcome bad, bad, naughty, naughty, Charlotte!


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:


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)

nov 16, 2011, 4:07pm

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

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...

dec 3, 2011, 2:02pm

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

dec 3, 2011, 2:04pm

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

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,

dec 3, 2011, 2:07pm

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

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.

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!!!!

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).


Bienvenue! Les Boisson sot de ce cote-ci.


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!

dec 6, 2011, 7:52pm

Welcome, George, from Harrisburg, PA.

Is that uptown?


dec 6, 2011, 8:13pm

193 ~

I don't give a damn
for Alabam'

~ Langston Hughes

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:



I love it!

dec 7, 2011, 3:47am

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

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 ?


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.

dec 8, 2011, 12:28am

: )

dec 8, 2011, 1:19am

Captain Mac,

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

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

dec 9, 2011, 6:04am

Speak for yourself, Mac.

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

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.


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.

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.

dec 13, 2011, 2:41pm

Henry is that you ?

dec 13, 2011, 2:51pm

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

dec 13, 2011, 2:55pm

it is eery

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?

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:


and here:


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.

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.

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.

dec 13, 2011, 5:53pm

i love this place.

dec 13, 2011, 6:04pm

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

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.

dec 14, 2011, 1:05am

Ah, how I have missed this place.

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.

dec 14, 2011, 11:39am

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

dec 14, 2011, 1:56pm

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

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.


dec 15, 2011, 12:06pm

I sometimes forget about the zombies.

dec 15, 2011, 3:16pm

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

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.

dec 15, 2011, 4:30pm

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

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.

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.

dec 15, 2011, 7:03pm

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

dec 15, 2011, 7:05pm

Meredy, you are on top of the game.

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.

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.

dec 15, 2011, 7:13pm

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


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...)

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.

dec 16, 2011, 12:43am

But what about Ploust ?

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.

dec 17, 2011, 3:06am

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

dec 17, 2011, 11:43am

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

dec 17, 2011, 11:43pm

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

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...

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.

dec 18, 2011, 1:54pm

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

dec 27, 2011, 1:36pm

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!

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.

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.

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.

jan 19, 2012, 3:17pm

Hi everybody!

Redigeret: jan 22, 2012, 5:35pm

The dawg's been REAL busy...

Yes, welcome Darsu!!!!


jan 22, 2012, 5:39pm

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


jan 22, 2012, 5:45pm

Welcome apash!

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


jan 31, 2012, 7:55pm

jan 31, 2012, 7:58pm

Welcome, HoopDriver!

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


jan 31, 2012, 8:10pm

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.

feb 4, 2012, 1:53am


feb 4, 2012, 9:24am



Can you spare a dime?

feb 9, 2012, 3:30pm

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

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.


feb 19, 2012, 4:47pm

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


feb 28, 2012, 8:06pm

feb 28, 2012, 8:46pm

Welcome, Prof. Burt!

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


Redigeret: mar 4, 2012, 5:49pm

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


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.

mar 4, 2012, 10:59pm

Welcome all.

mar 7, 2012, 1:24pm

269: Go Gators!

It's a reflex.

mar 17, 2012, 8:51pm

Welcome, Link!

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


mar 18, 2012, 2:02pm

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


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.

mar 18, 2012, 2:22pm

mar 18, 2012, 5:39pm

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

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. :)

mar 18, 2012, 7:45pm

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

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

mar 18, 2012, 7:59pm

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

mar 18, 2012, 8:00pm

Welcome Lman.

Redigeret: mar 18, 2012, 8:14pm

Another from down under! Welcome!

mar 18, 2012, 8:17pm

We infiltrate, Sam, slowly but surely.

mar 18, 2012, 9:19pm

Lola? Lola? Lolawalser, is that you?

Aw, welcome again and again!

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!

mar 29, 2012, 7:44pm

Welcome, Dr. Evil!

You'll love lurking here, and joining in.

I've an advanced degree me'self:


mar 29, 2012, 7:53pm

apr 5, 2012, 9:46pm

Redigeret: maj 9, 2012, 7:55pm

A belated welcome to the found felix!

Also, welcome nilsr!


Redigeret: maj 9, 2012, 7:47pm

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


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!


jun 9, 2012, 3:13pm

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)


jul 7, 2012, 10:41am

Welcome, welcome, welcome, Niles!


jul 7, 2012, 10:46am

And a warm welcome to Letterpress!


jul 20, 2012, 9:38pm

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


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.

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.

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.

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 ...

aug 21, 2012, 8:43am

I am terrified of you guys. :)

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.

aug 21, 2012, 1:52pm

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

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 ?

aug 22, 2012, 3:06am

Have ordered Putin's Russia on Amazon!

aug 22, 2012, 7:32am

When do we get to welcome citybaby?

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:


sep 30, 2012, 9:36am


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

okt 26, 2012, 9:27pm

Welcome fellow Yankee, Gravity!


okt 26, 2012, 11:29pm

313 wow walpurgisnight

nov 25, 2012, 8:37pm


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


nov 25, 2012, 8:41pm

Redigeret: jan 14, 2013, 9:47pm


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)

jan 14, 2013, 9:27pm

jan 14, 2013, 9:46pm


Boston wicked-bibliophile!

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


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.)

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?

jan 15, 2013, 9:31pm


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


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)

jan 19, 2013, 5:16pm

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

jan 19, 2013, 5:22pm

Welcome Rachel!

jan 19, 2013, 5:27pm

feb 17, 2013, 2:44pm

New thread, new thread, new thread!


Redigeret: jun 14, 2013, 10:35pm


(Pls disregard)