Friday, April 08, 2016

Oh, please …

… Protecting Calvin Trillin. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The younger generation knows that Trillin’s poem is liable to offend.
Offend whom? Humorless twits like themselves, I guess. The poem is a frivolous trifle. They should get some perspective, which this piece suggests, but in my view it is too deferential to the current crybaby generation.

Here's a guy offended on a truly grand scale: White Poets Want Chinese Culture Without Chinese People.

There are so many more important things to get yourself worked up over.


  1. I missed this, probably because the Washington Post weather page doesn't cover teapots. I think that the reasonable response for Calvin Trilin would be to recast the poem with cheeses, either starting or ending with Colby.

  2. You sure someone wouldn't find something about that to just hurt them to the quick? Otherwise, a good idea. Blessed are the cheese makers.

  3. She might consider that cheese jokes grate.