We're at the point where we are emotionally dry, and our own complaints bore even ourselves, but we're too stubborn to give in, and so we simmer resentfully, lurking in the undergrowth like angry rattlers, primed to bite the heel of the next heel who steps on our tail.
Well, that's how I feel, anyway.
There's really nothing new to report.
- Salon is still fuglier than it ever was.
- Glenn is still (presumably) as embarrassed by his inability to do anything about it as you and I are.
- Salon's management - if I might dignify that benighted crew by such a term - is still completely invisible; "unchanging, unhasting, and silent as light", as the old hymn (almost) goes.
The real point of this entry is to note that since the advent of the Great Leap Backwards we've lost a number of seriously stellar commentators from our community.
So I wanted to ask those of your who have commented here recently, and so will presumably read this, to please drop me an email. Many of you have commented or emailed that you find the comment threads at Salon simply too onerous to follow and participate in, and so will be around less often in future. Therefore, I offer to maintain a list - privately - of those who would like to be informed of significant events, should any ever actually occur.
My own is the same as my Salon username, at gmail. (OK, it's at the bottom, where it says "posted by ScuzzaMan")
(I thoroughly recommend this practice to all of you. I dont kid myself it is private, just moderately secure enough to discourage the casual opportunists. That's about the digital analogue of a padlock.
[he he ... "digital analogue" - not often you get to use a complete oxymoron like that. </geek>]
However, it is convenient for our purposes.)
I, ScuzzaMan, do solemnly swear not to spam any of you, nor to sell your identity to the lowest or the highest of bidders, but only to use it when - if - anything actually improves at Salon, or some other notable and relevant event occurs, like Glenn finding a competent venue, or suchlike.
If you know or know of others, who dont read here, please invite them to do the same.
And, if you cant be bothered ... well, I could hardly blame you.
Have some of this:
and as Dave Allen used to say: "May your God go with you!"