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.