Monday, September 7, 2009


by Erkuden Sakana, Company Secretary:
The Misanthrope Specialty Co. reconvened in the Bunker yesterday for the first Sunday session following the summer hiatus. Company members returned from their respective furloughs with refreshed enthusiasm. Many brought along four weeks' worth of bottled ideas they'd been fermenting all August long and were eager to finally uncork them before a jury of their peers. There was much discuss.

"Don't Think We Haven't Missed Your Around Here, Charley,
Because We Truly Have" by the men and women of the Misanthrope
Specialty Company

Not surprisingly, it turned out to be a day-long concourse. There was all manner of business, old and new, to ponder; policy and proposals to debate; plans to hatch; not to mention a hefty stack of backlogged drawings to pass around.

"Unstoppable One-Mule Parade" by the Misanthrope
Specialty Co.

One item on the agenda that may be of interest to our wild scattering of friends and foes is the prospect of another Company Convoy next summer. Nothing has been set up just yet. Possible dates and locations have yet to be discussed, but the Company voted unanimously [pending one absentee ballot] in favour of pursuing yet another North American tour.

"Wanderlust can be an insatiable bug," our pathologically dissatisfied impresario once cautioned in a letter. "The more you start to ramble, the more you come home wishing you'd had time to do."

It would seem said bug is a contagious one, as even our most firmly rooted hermit crabs have caught the fever.

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A taste of what's to come.

The rest of the evening was spent at the Clubhouse preparing for tonight's show. All tallied, we have ninety-six new drawings on display -- most of them on motel and hotel stationary acquired over these past two years of touring.

In keeping with the motel theme, T-Bone has sent in a weighty stack of his ever-popular Gideon Stash Bibles.

What secrets are hidden between the covers of -Bones motel bibles?
Besides salvation, ofcourse.
(photo by Heywood McGillicuddy)

Despite growing pressure to make these little little gems available for sale, Mr. Bonaparte has requested we make it clear that this batch is for display purposes only. While efforts are being made to change that, this may be the republic's only opportunity to see T-Bone's handiwork, short of chancing upon one in an U.S. motel room.

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