From Andrew Cusack’s new web-venture, Norumbega, a handsome traditionalist web portal, comes a very helpful little guide, Ought I Chloroform My Neighbor?

Yes. Apparently

• When confronted with the truth on a sunny afternoon
• In the dentist’s office, in order to better read your neighbor’s copy of Better Homes and Gardens
• At the beach, in order to take credit for your neighbor’s sand castle (chloroform at least one hour after eating)

But no.

• Never chloroform a woman; women hate that.

Useful, I think.