Yes, I have other stuff I need to be doing right now, so I can't spend the time on this which it deserves, but we need to talk about how to reply to comments. One thing you don't ever do, is what ttyymmnn did to EMS here.* If you enjoy a comment, particularly one which is deliberately subtle, don't reply with something that is little more than an explanation of the joke, and for the love of Tebow, don't tell a guy like EMS how you would have done his joke.** If you can do the joke better that EMS - and unless you're one of MKM's alternate accounts, you can't - do it.
Anyway, a serious piece on this to come. But I haven't had my coffee yet this morning, and I'm grumpy.
See you tonight. Bring it today, everyone.
* MKM favorite Lionel Osbourne promoted the comment, so it is possible there is something clever in there that went totally over my insufficiently-caffeinated head, in which case, dreadfully sorry to all those involved in this example, but the point above nevertheless remains something we should all bear in mind.
** To underscore what I wrote last night again, because I really believe it is important: nothing is off limits, so if you can reply in a clever way which expands the joke and builds the pyramid of comedy by doing something similar to the example here, have at it. Seriously. But if you're just explaining to the original commenter how you could have done his/her joke better, tread carefully.