Daddy Steve: My little intellectuals Patrick and Ravi have decided to form a literary discussion group. They've named it the New Bloomsbury Group, after the famous English literary set. I'm not sure just how much they actually know about the original Bloomsbury Group, although considering these two, probably a fair amount. I think more than anything, they just liked the name.
Patrick: It all sounds rather posh, don't you think?
Ravi: Oh yes. Definitely.
They spent a great deal of time crafting their mission statement.
Ravi: "Dedicated to fine literature, intriguing ideas, and other stuff." How's that sound?
Patrick: Yes! I like the 'other stuff' part. Good idea to keep it open-ended.
Ravi: That's what I thought, too.
They next began organizing for their first meeting.
Ravi: So far the attendees are you and me, and Blake is interested, too. Providing we talk about Harry Potter.
Patrick: Well, Harry Potter certainly is fine literature, with lots of intriguing ideas, and plenty of 'other stuff.' We really could use at least one more person, though. Three doesn't seem like much of a group. Herbert will certainly attend. He's a good listener, but he can be rather shy in groups. What about Tyler or Mikko?
Ravi: I asked, but they said they were far too busy searching for a diamond mine in the basement.
Patrick: Ah. Those two can be so illogical. Perhaps Blake has some ideas.
Blake: Well, what about Frank?
Ravi: Do you really think Frank would be interested?
Blake: Oh, I think with the right enticements he could be.
Ravi: Hey Frank, we're wondering if you would like to take part in our little salon.
Frank: I don't need a haircut.
Patrick: It's a literary discussion group.
Frank: Oh. You mean books and stuff? Hmmm...I'm kinda busy.
Blake: Of course, there will be refreshments.
Frank: Well, why didn't you say so? I think my social calendar has some free spots!
And so, at the inaugural meeting...
Ravi: So, Frank, what is your interpretation of the poem? Frank?
Blake: Frank's in a doughnut coma.
Patrick: It looks like we'll have to cut back on some of the 'other stuff.'