As a non entity, I used to peruse the front page here on at least a weekly basis for years, and then discovered the comment section* and decided that I really enjoyed the community that had assembled here. I lurked for awhile before diving in and becoming one of you. It is generally how I roll (getting to know the ways, customs and flow of a place before opening my big fat mouth.)
During what I would call my tenure here (starting about the time I would cough up hairballs of hopefully humorous (thanks Manq) gibberish in the comment section) there have been a number of changes in personae in the place, both above and below decks.
I would like to assure the patrons of this place that Management (currently comprising of previous patrons and possibly an original or two) is looking into the least invasive pesticide solutions to deal with the Dutch Elm situation that has become a concern.
In the interim, please set your default response to ignoring** and while I have sympathy for some of the badinage, patience is ebbing.
Nymjacks of the turd will end up in the sewer along with the turd.
Consider this a navel gazing open thread, penis gags and puns a go go.
*and all of the lovely and brilliant and funny people, some of whom I had crossed paths with in other places, yet many others that were new to me and fucking hilarious.
**Don’t take the bait.