Folks, we are on the brink of the beginning. We are less than a week away from the start of our fantastic voyage into James Joyce’s Ulysses.

The question is: R U ready?

Are you ready to take on what has sent so many away with their tails between their legs?

Our answer is: Yes.

If you’ve been following the blog (or once you’ve caught up),  you are more than well prepared to read Joyce’s masterwork. By participating in the online discussions once we begin, you will gain a tremendous amount of insight and consolation.

This will be like no other reading experience you’ve ever had.  

However, in order to make the most of it, we need to build up as large of a crew as we can. The strategy will be to go into this thing with as many people as possible. And we need your help.

The Challenge: Bring in at least one new Wandering Rocks participant in the next 6 days. 

If you’re a parent, get your kid to read. (It’ll make explaining human sexuality a breeze!) If you’re working, rope in a co-worker. (Preferably, an assistant…use your ill-gotten status for good!) If you walk the streets, loudly mutter about it loudly. (We do!)

Think of it as a pyramid scheme, but one in which everybody wins. And wins big.

Picture 23Wandering Rocks: Unsustainable with fun!

So, in the few days we have ahead of us, we fervently urge you to recruit. Bring up Wandering Rocks during awkward silences. Use it to impress that cute person you’ve always wanted to talk to. Proudly hold aloft your Vintage edition of Ulysses for all to see. 

The more people we have, the better this will be. Just like an orgy*. (Only one where everyone is reading!)


* = Administrator’s Note: This is Ben’s contribution.**

** = Ben’s Note: This is only the most recent of countless attempts by Jerry Grit to slander me. Shame on him.


8 Responses

  1. Holy crap, I just emailed some people this morning about joining. Here is my cut and pasted email. Feel free to use it:

    Hello friends,

    I wanted to let you know about a little a little project I have roped myself into. Some friends and acquaintances have started an online collective/web page called Wandering Rocks with the purpose of getting people together to read Ulysses as a group. Here is a little blurb from the ‘about’ section of the page:

    “Wandering Rocks is an online reading collective/social media experience that will take on James Joyce’s Ulysses on June 16th, 2009, to commemorate the single day Ulysses depicts, June 16th, 1904. Participation is open to all. Participation may involve posting an entry based on a week’s reading or it just may involve making snarky comments from the sidelines. Hasn’t been determined yet. And I’m not sure how much we’ll read per week. Ulysses‘ density varies throughout. We’ll take it as it goes and make the decisions in the field.”

    For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t) apparently Ulysses is a pain in the ass to read. It’s also consistently rated as one of the best novels in history, so reading it will give you something interesting to mention in conversation at cocktail parties. It might also be fun to do something like this with a large group of people. The gentleman running this debacle, some guy named JerryGrit, appears to be kind of a sarcastic d-bag, but the other people involved seem pretty cool. I only know one other person doing this personally, so I would enjoy having some friends along for the ride. I know all of you are busy, but I thought each of you might be interested in participating. Check out the Wandering Rocks (https://wanderingrox.wordpress.com/) webpage if you want and hopefully someone will do this with me. The project starts on June 16th, but I think we’re going slow so don’t worry if you don’t start right away.

    I hope you’re all doing well and having great days.

    Andrew Cashmere

  2. Excellent letter. This sarcastic d-bag is really touched. Thanks for reaching out to your people.

  3. If Cashmere thinks this is going to get him out of writing his Funmary, he is nuttier than Columbian coffee!!

  4. Seriously, how much can we start to expect from advertising revenue from this endeavor.

  5. I asked Jerry the same question when I signed on. He must’ve done some kind of Vulcan mind meld thing on me because I agreed to 10/90 revenue sharing. And with every new sign-up I get my cut goes down. I really need to start reading the fine print.

  6. Erin Voreblog has asked some people from her department. They think she’s nutbergers.

  7. […] This also begs the question: Who have you invited to Wandering Rocks?  […]

  8. […] still time to join the fun and recruit for more fun! Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)“it only looks as like it as damn […]

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