Another Outbreak of Manchegan Madness?
|About a month ago I wrote about Manchegan Madness, and it now appears that certain members of the blogging community may be experiencing early symptoms. Sylvia at Classical Bookworm reports that she has joined Tilting at Windmills, a group of readers who will be spending May and June reading about the exploits of the famed Don Quixote of La Mancha.|
I've seen this before. It starts as a reading group but ends as a support group. Pretty soon they'll be naming their pets Rocinante or Sancho Panza.
Be careful! Manchegan Madness takes on many forms. It has definitely affected a young lady named Obelia medusa. Just take a look at this. And this. Poor girl. She probably never even saw it coming.
Take it from me: Manchegan Madness is nothing to be trifled with. How do I know? I'm in recovery myself. In fact, I'm listening to Don Quixote on audio cd to prove that I'm cured. Now, you'll have to excuse me while I feed my dog Pippin. He gets snippy when he doesn't get his second breakfast.
Update: There is now a Manchegan Madness blog for all the afflicted. Check it out!
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posted by Nick Senger at 5:13 AM