(Tom Toles via GoComics.com)
I like how Jon Chait’s mind works:
Susan Patton, Tom Perkins Announce Trolling Merger
Last year, one of us, Susan Patton, sparked an outcry among liberals by writing a provocative letter to the editor urging young Ivy league women to focus on landing a husband in college. More recently, the other, Tom Perkins, sparked an outcry among liberals by writing a provocative letter to the editor comparing the plight of contemporary American billionaires to that of the Jews in Nazi Germany. We have now decided to combine our efforts.
Our trolling merger is a response, first of all, to the increasing challenges of provoking continuous liberal anger in the modern media environment. Both of us have managed to leverage the ancient, low-cost platform of the letter to the editor into a successful national message. Yet the very ease of this method requires us to constantly up the ante. Yesterday, one of us had to float a plan to give rich people extra voting power, while today, the other has had to resort to shameless Valentine’s Day exploitation of single female insecurity (“What are you waiting for? You’re not getting any younger, but the competition for the men you’d be interested in marrying most definitely is.”) Ending this destructive competition could create fantastic new synergistic possibilities….
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Speaking of synergistic possibilities, what’s on the agenda for the start of the weekend?