I was leaning in the direction of another Lord of the Rings post, but popular demand for salacious content has prompted me to defer it indefinitely.
Please remember, as you read my long, long entry: you were almost certainly having more fun, wherever you were, than 95% of the 8000+ people at the MLA were having last week.
The days of coke spoons, group sex, and even of Andrew Ross's salmon-colored suit have headed for the Gray Havens along with Elrond and Company.
The new age is here. And it's the age of fear.