Your general verdict seems to be that I am not, in fact, sarcastic, despite having run a weblog for two and a half years claiming to serve up sarcasm on a daily basis, but no one offered a solution as to what I really am.
While a very good friend of mine says “You come at things all sideways sometimes,” That also lacks the particular charge which would make it a good subtitle (no matter how accurate.)
Some of the stories and posts that have gotten great results here have been humorous, but what brand of humor is it? Take the Tale of Two Carrot Peelers, for example. Or the Lenten Penitential Donut. Or, of my published pieces, the ones that got aired steadily at The Wittenburg Door or the humorous shorts which have appeared at NCV or the DEP magazines.What have they in common?
Irony — yes, there’s plenty, but the steady theme seems to be satire.
But satire isn’t served up daily here. It’s just a common thread, highlighting things which shouldn’t be taken seriously and taking them far too seriously, or else taking a serious topic and making light of it.
Of course, living in 21st century America requires little satirization to make it ridiculous. But there you have it. You guys are showing up looking for a little satire, a little unabashed glance at how bizarre life can be as a parent of four in suburban America, and the occasional angel story. The question is, how to enhance that experience for you guys.
Not sure how that becomes a subtitle for the blog, either, but greater minds than mine can come up with something. You’ve put up with my nonsarcasm for this long, and for this I thank you.