My column tomorrow will make me more unpopular with conservatives who are not famous for their sense of humor, despite what my colleague Ruth Ann Dailey suggested in a recent column. She thinks that it is the liberals who have no sense of humor.
Actually, all zealots have no sense of humor, and I don't care if they are conservative or liberal. But it is mostly the conservatives who get on my case and they tend to be older and bristling with resentments, like aging porcupines. They couldn't get a joke if a platoon of clowns were to parachute into their yard and deliver it to them personally.
If they call me up to abuse me, or email me, they will find me gone, departed, decamped, off like a streak of weasels. I am putting the old brain in storage and taking some vacation. I have left a column for next week, just in case they miss the irritation of seeing my smiling face.
This blog will resume after I return on Monday, Aug. 11.