I dunno if I'm with him all the way, but it's well said for damn sure and I'll be thinking on it, I know - Benjamin Whitmer talking about irony over on his blog Kick Him, Honey. "I’m also heavily bored by it. I do like dark humor, and, yeah, play, but the only books I care about are those where there’s something at stake. There’s nothing that bores me more than an author who winks at you somewhere in the text, just to let you know it’s all a joke, that they can’t really be bothered to take it all seriously, and that aren’t you, the reader, an idiot for doing so. It’s the stuff of carrot jeans and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Which is fine, if that’s what you’re in to, but I’d rather eat dirt."