Note to readers who enjoy offering comments: Nearly all of you have taken to heart the rule about not insulting the proprietor of this blog. However, many recent comments have been marred by readers insulting each other -- harshly and needlessly. In the past, I've tolerated these displays of opprobrium. I will continue to do so to a degree
. That degree is smaller now than was previously the case. Some waspish comments have been deleted. If you can't keep it at least somewhat
civil, don't be surprised if your words go unpublished.
I, on the other hand, will continue to be my usual asshole self. As Kenneth Mars says in The Producers
: "You are za audience! I am za author! I OUTRANK you!"