They came, they saw, they got their arses kicked. GMB is still posting abusive comments, which I'm deleting. JC seems to have got the message - I've heard nothing from him so far. Incidentally, Jason Soon tells me that GMB is already something of an internet legend so I guess in his case the legend just grew a little.
One unforeseen consequence was an extensive rant from RH - also deleted, which I now regret - on The Currency Lad's deficiencies of character. It would have made a good entry for a new series I'm considering - Matelot of the Month - where I publish the most flagrantly obscene, abusive comment I've seen while moderating the blog. While I think this has good "name, shame and discredit" value, there's the slight problem that the bloggers abused by these raving head th' balls generally don't like being called c*nts etc. Let me know what you think and we might find a way to handle it.
For now, it's time to listen to some Puccini highlights time while I read the info kit I've just received from the State Library of Victoria on their Argus indexing project. I want to get my head around it pretty quickly. With luck, I might find out what eventually happened about that dead baby in Toorak while I'm reading through musty old volumes and writing up index cards for all the articles. My little contribution to Australian history - but I'm told it's a valuable one.