“If there’s 25 or 30 percent, even 40 percent, that don’t get it, that tickles us almost more than the 60 percent that are laughing.”
In other news: The Yes Men — known for their merry left-wing pranks on corporate America — try to mentor young activists, reports David Montgomery. Their tricks are funny, but do they actually succeed at advancing their causes? . . . Gertrude Stein — shallow self-promoter, lousy writer, and subject of a fascinating new exhibit, says Philip Kennicott.