A Chronicle of Entry Pimping
Very briefly in defense of the Whateley stories: they're a mix of good and bad parts, ranging from quite good to downright wince-worthy. There's significant inertia, such that while the worst authors do improve there was clearly not a lot of effort put into improving their early (and not so early) work. No idea about who's responsible this mess, but even as a fan of the stories most of these entries are pretty obnoxious. If you think comedy might be served by context, send my a message and I'll try to get back to you.
Hate pimping? Vote Ron Paul 2012! (Sorry, couldn't resist after a trip to reddit)