Friday, October 26, 2012

Late Board Business Post, October 26th, 2012

I knew there was something to post yesterday, but I could not remember what it was, so I brushed it off and continued being preoccupied with translating the Universal Lord's Prayer into a Latin version.  I shouldn't have brushed it off because it was this post, and I should have posted it.  Sorry.

Irregular Business

I've been using Fridays to talk about the idea of a weekly deconstruction roundup (see: One where I suggested Friday, Two where it was on Friday, Three where it also was on Friday) and if all goes well next Friday will be the first such weekly deconstruction roundup post.

So this is a sort of a last call.  If you know of a deconstruction, present or past, not mentioned in the last post, now is the time to go to that post and make mention of it. 

Regular Business
Time to remind everyone about the weekend post.

Anyone who has submissions for the weekend post should send them in.  Some people wonder if they really deserve to be in the post.  Let me answer that.  You do.  So try not to be afraid and do try to send in submissions if you have them.

The sections of the post are as follows:
The Blogaround
Any denizen of the Slacktiverse who has posted an article to their own website since they last submitted to a weekend post is invited, enticed, and cajoled to send a short summary of that article along with its permalink to the group email. That summary and link will be included in the next weekend blogaround. This will help to keep members of our community aware of the many excellent websites hosted by other members.
In Case You Missed This
Readers of The Slacktiverse can send short summaries of, and permalinks to, articles that they feel might be of interest to other readers.  These should be sent, as you might expect, to the group email.
Things You Can Do
Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to the group email.

Please email all submissions to said group email address (SlacktiverseAuthors at gmail dot com). The deadline this week will be 2000 GMT on Saturday.

Urgent or time-sensitive announcements will be posted immediately rather than being held for the next regular "This Weekend" post.  But you'll have to tell me they're urgent or time sensitive because it's liable to go right over my head if you don't.


Lastly, feel free to consider this an open thread.  Completely open, no prompt, say whatever you like.

1 comment:

  1. Things I wrote this week:


    Health: White, Thin, Hairless, Naked

    I am white, but not thin. I am far from hairless. Clearly, I do not conform to conventional USAian standards of attractiveness. Just as clearly, however, I do not conform to conventional USAian standards of visible health.


    Narnia: Narnian Girls, Telmarine Boys

    So I guess it makes sense that we'd go the next logical leap and just call Telmarine girls "Narnian" girls because, meh, born in Narnia and whatnot. After three hundred years of genocide and imperialism and conquest who still cares about labels, am I right?


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