Wednesday, April 28, 2010
NCS Presidential Election as a Form of Torture
According to the latest New Chaucer Society newsletter, the three nominees for the next president of the society are:
Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres gave feedback, and then society members phoned in votes to a toll-free number.
Seriously, though, how are we supposed to choose among these three outstanding candidates? Can't we have triumvirate? (or triumviragoate, if that is better Latin?) I don't know about you, but my vote will likely go to she who delivers the largest bribe: US dollars, Australian dollars, pounds sterling, it doesn't matter. The promise of drinks and dinners at Siena works as well; I'm easily swayed. Ardis, Carolyn, Stephanie: I'll be checking my email.
Also, I hope it won't poison anyone's presidential chances that one candidate has been reported by this blog as having worn a lampshade at a disreputable DC cocktail lounge, while another was described on In the Middle as "evil."
Posted by Jeffrey Cohen at 8:18 AM
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I'd be very happy to see NCS adopt the radical Amazonian strategy of electing a triumviragoate (or triumfeminate or whatever we want to call it). Is this the first time NCS has seen a entire presidential ballot of women, by the way? (Anyone have the institutional memory here?)
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