Blog Note

As you may have noticed, Shakesville has a new look this morning. The Pink Petulance has been sent to take a nap for a bit, while we enjoy some pie!

For those who don't understand our current tagline, "Here, we have only pie," it is a much-loved line provided by Shaker JupiterPluvius. In the truly hilarious but browser-crashing Fat Princess Flypaper thread (the Top 10 Troll Droppings from which are recounted here), JupiterPluvius calmly, brilliantly, and memorably explained to a troll who was missing the point: "What you are doing, sir, is the equivalent of going into a pie-shop and demanding a jellied eel, because the jellied-eel shop had been closed down after a gang of hooligans had demolished the place. SIR, YOU ARE TOO LATE FOR THE JELLIED EELS. HERE, WE HAVE ONLY PIE."

Ever since, a clueless visitor who, for instance, insisted on trying to debate abortion with us or cajole us into agreement that feminism is inherently man-hating or some other nonsense completely incompatible with social justice 101, was likely to be told, eventually: "Here, we have only pie."

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