The Department of Homeland Humor Security has asked us to discontinue Grin & Tonic. We ourselves don’t quite know why. All they said to us was “Please stop–you’re killing us!” We ourselves also have recognized that there is no way a humor feature can compete with the elections, being held today, for hilarity. We know when it’s time to quit–when the real world is funnier than comedy.
We hope you’ve enjoyed Grin & Tonic, and we also hope someday to return, as some sort of zombie phoenix, pouncing on ridiculous prey whenever we spot it. In the meantime, thank you for your readership and your nice comments, and Joe, in Tucson, we are sorry we never had a chance to use any of your parodies of medical-insurance fine print, and Mary, in Bloomington, Indiana, ditto your satire of the CNN crawl. Good idea, though.
Daniel Menaker is– no, was — the Editor of Grin & Tonic. Waah.