Know your audience! If you choose your audience well, you have no need to be funny, or informative, or rational, or coherent.
Ok, maybe you all already knew that. But I’ve been teaching at Cuttlefish U., and our students are actually pretty smart, so I clearly have not chosen my audience well. And you, dear readers, are even smarter (and probably better looking, and you likely smell pretty good too), so I can’t get away with things like cheap flattery.
Actually… come to think of it, you *are* smart–so could one of you please explain the following to me? From context, I get that it is supposed to be funny. That’s point B. I need somebody to get me there from point A:
(To answer your question–I’m on several conservative mailing lists, which inundate my inbox on an hourly basis. I could unsubscribe, but you see what I might miss!)