Contest Winners announced, woo-hoo, and News!
AND. In case you never got a copy of the very first issue of Pasticcio, the LULU price is now dropped back to what it was when we first offered it for sale --- and will remain so indefinitely.
random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.