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!
Tristram reminds us that Mr. Shandy flung himself on the bed when he heard about Tristram's nose, so it seems likely that he'll do the same now. But we respond differently to different hardships. Instead of collapsing in grief, Mr. Shandy walks out to the fish-pond.