"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."
I'd forgotten about that quote from George Carlin. It's undeniable, and yet strangely reassuring: because there's nothing anyone can do about it, not even that most optimistic and delusional of activities, blogging. It will always be true. So dip your teabag and drink deeply.
I was reminded of it by a comment on another blog, which had a post about a comment, and included a most elegant response to it. Three degrees of commentary. Worth reading.