"Ideas that were soft at first but hardened when built." - Ceejay Writer - Secret Societies!
“I wondered why my flirting was taken as being polite and determined that I was obviously doing something wrong.” - Selena Anansi – Flirting!
Jedburgh Dagger: “In 1862 W.V. Adams patented the first modern style ratcheting handcuffs…” Tepic Harlequin: “Dang busybody…” - Peelers!
“May the Yuletide log slip from your fire and burn your house down.” - Professor Parx – Clausology!
“(And if New Babbage doesn't have, somewhere, an entrepreneur with a warehouse-sized building stuffed with large, steam-powered machines to take in and clean people's laundry, then by golly, it *should.*)” - Lisa Fargazer – Service!
Bookworm Hienrichs: I think we'll get started now. And please excuse me if I fall silent - I may freeze up while talking. Welcome to ...
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Welcome to the new Æther Salon season
The Æther Salon, under new management, was pleased to welcome all past speakers, Salonistas and audience members to celebrate the Salon starting its third year of fascinating exposition, enthralling images and charismatic presenters. The tables were turned as the audience became the guest, with me, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, and Fraulein Ceejay Writer, asking for fond memories and intriguing subjects to explore.
The new building, to replace the previous structure lost in a tragic, entirely unexpected and thoroughly not suspicious explosion, has also been unveiled and its architect lauded until swooning is induced from cranial overinflation.
Herr Blackberry Harvey has designed a spacious mechanical building with some similarities to an astronomical observatory. When closed, it is likely to be Bobproof; when open, inviting to passers-by to come in and listen to whichever fascinating speaker might be enlightening an audience that day.
Both an edited and a raw transcript of today's free-form discussion will be posted soon, in the usual Salon tradition.
Join us next month for our first regular speaker, on the subject of Victuals!