Benjamin Whitmer writes a very thoughtful response to my ranty blog below -- much more thoughtful than the blog post itself. I respond, later on down the page, after the ruminations about target (again an accumulated weariness) and some odd magical baby-head smelling reference. (Do I write about magically scented baby heads?) There's also a typo in my response -- it should read: I see the shtick as shtick. And now I think we're done with all this. Hopefully.