Despite my general gloominess (bad news, no news, cold weather, etc.) - this little piece brought me some desperately needed laughs (I had not laughed that much in quite some time).
Maybe it isn't so funny, but at the time I read it, it was just what I needed.
Thanks, Atlantic Monthly! Truth be told, I generally don't expect to get a laugh when I read your magazine. Perhaps that is why it made me laugh so much.
In any case, given the lack of good news from here, I thought I would share my smiles with you.