Horace, the great Roman satirist, the most well-mannered of men, a friend of Maecenas and Emperor Augustus, suggested that poetry "should mingle the sweet and the useful," as does the nursemaid or doctor who sweetens harsh medicine with candy. I wonder if ExLax is the kind of thing he had in mind? Probably, but he was too urbane to say so. His humor is sometimes quite dry. Anyway, I hope satirizing Philanthropy will help the field be a little less constipated.