Maybe it is, if it’s too subtle. And if you’re in Texas. The NY Times reports on a lawsuit against a Dallas alternative weekly.
I’ve written lots of this kind of stuff, going back all the way to high school. I’ve been called on the carpet a bunch, but I’ve never been sued. A carpet burn every few years I can stand but I have no particular appetite for court, so this kind of thing can be a bit <ahem> chilling.
Brits complain that Yanks have no sense of irony. They may be right. Big flashing HTML or XML <humor> </humor> tags would be a shame.