My object all sublime
As an experiment, You Don’t Say will post an occasional short video presenting a joke or an anecdote literary or historical. Today’s “Surely you jest: The three brothers” is the first. The times have become so difficult, particularly for those of us who work at newspapers, that a source of innocent merriment did not seem out of place.
I do, however, have perpetually in my daughter’s oft-repeated admonishment, “You’re not as funny as you think you are.”
If you agree with Alice, by all means say so. But also feel free to recommend jokes or anecdotes that you would like to have told.