Matt Labash is the Daily Caller author of the "Ask Matt Labash" column, a weekly dose of surrealist humor. In answering questions, he tends to veer into the absurd fairly quickly, as was the case in a column the Wire recently highlighted. The question was: "I am a woman. Should I get a tattoo?" Labash opened his response with "I am a man. Let's make a baby." He then launched into a 500-word tirade which, among other things, touched on the Parthenon. More recently he responded to a question about George Bush and the Constitution by suggesting liberals accuse the ex-president of "trampling" the Treaty of Greenville.
But Labash does occasionally break character (or revert to character?) to make a serious point, as he does in his latest offering. After answering a question about what he would do with three wishes (1. give them to someone with a terminal illness, 2. take them back, and 3. bring back taco-flavored Doritos), he slips in a serious point about aging. A reader who is "insecure" about her age wants "wisdom." Here's his response.
Not bad advice--especially coming from someone who just spend a few hundred words weighing the merits of Klingon versus Braille.
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