© 2000 Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>

Lately I find that the stories I have been writing turn out not to be suitable for publication. It makes me kind of sad, because I've written a few things recently that I think are actually really good, but I haven't published them here, because if I did, there would be people who would never speak to me again. Either people who are too close to the stories to think they're funny, or people who are too far away from them to think they're funny.

I think maybe the problem is that I really didn't write them well enough at all: if I'd done my job, then everyone reading them would understand why they were funny. If it only makes sense to people who think like me, then I haven't done my job, right?

Oh, then there are the couple of stories I've written that might get me sued. Those are the ones that irritate me the most.

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