Editor, Daily Nexus,
This is in response to Amanda Maffett’s letter regarding Drew Mackie’s column in last Thursday’s paper (“Drew Says: Cloning Opens Up a New World of Possibilities – in Bed,” April 29, Daily Nexus).
Joke. Noun. 1. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line. 2. A mischievous trick; a prank. 3. An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation. 4. informal. Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality.
I suggest that Ms. Maffett memorize this definition, especially the fourth definition. I think it will cause her less pain and grief in her life if she does. If Ms. Maffett seriously believed that Drew Mackie’s column was meant to be taken literally, that he actually literally wanted to clone celebrities for sex, then the joke was on her. Though I have to admit, it was a novel idea. I also suggest Ms. Maffett take the time to take that stick out of her ass and then look up the words “satire,” “humor” and the phrase “tongue-in-cheek” as well.
Then maybe next time, she can actually find something worthwhile to bitch about.