Several readers have emailed in with something like: “My, Derb, did you take
one too many of your gloomy pills this morning?”
No, it was the usual dosage. Look, somebody has to act as counterweight
to The Corner’s general air of Goldbergian cheeriness. The world is going
to hell in a handbasket. We avert our eyes most of the time, but an
occasional reminder doesn’t hurt.