I didn't realize Sedaris had crossed over into curmudgeon territory. I remember him for screamingly funny social commentary, a brilliant wit.

The curmudgeon's demise is, as usual, exaggerated. H.L. Mencken, W.C. Fields, Jack Benny, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain--so many American humorists have found it a suitable platform for lambasting the pretentiousness of whatever was trending in society, popular culture, politics, etc.

And I must take issue with one of the other commenters. Men ARE funny. Sometimes intentionally.

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