From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Mr. Shandy is reading a text by Erasmus, who claims that a nose is convenient for blowing on fires—an excellent skill for any Boy Scout, we think. Mr. Shandy is using his penknife to try to make sense of the text, when he freaks out and tears out the page in frustration.