Over brunch, Confucius might have mentioned that a joke isn't funny if you have to explain it. He also might have reminded me, again, that sarcasm isn't universally understood or appreciated. But he didn't.
I would've thought that the facts in the (previous) post in question would speak for themselves:
I can't definitively connect fear of flying to the Year 2000 hype, but it seemed like a humorous connection. Being an amateur skydiver, #3 still puzzles me, but I won't digress further.
Everything else in the (previous) post in question was over-the-top humor intended to poke fun at the Chicken Littles of the world. Expect lamentations of epic proportion from the "don't make us upgrade to 64-bit" crowd as the expected date gets closer. Humorous elements that were left as clues to the sarcasm include:
I guess Mulder said it best, "Nobody likes a math geek, Scully." Since I couldn't find a link to the Johnny Dangerously quote that I was looking for, a link to sarchasm will have to do. Heh!
[The next post will actually be about SQL Server, I promise. Or the moose gets it.]