I must have read or sampled this thread dozens of times since its publication and
knew well why it was a classic.
Or so I thought.
People I swear that reading through the whole thing -front to back -- opening every entry, following every link -- produced more chuckles, spit-takes, and belly laughs than I remember having in years, taken together.
You think you remember why it was so funny, and so great --- but you don't.
If you give yourself 30 minutes with this thing, you'll see all you've forgotten. Many of us bemoan that Becker didn't write, He was so talented. Well, he did write, and this short story is among his finest work.
Today I really needed lifting up, I really needed something to lighten
something that was pinning me down...and I found it. That's why I'm
pestering you all with this personal review; maybe I'm not the only