Ted Rall for November 21, 1997
Trickle-down happiness. Son: Why did you abandon me? Father: I wanted to be happy. The way I look at it, the happier I am, the happier you'll be! Here's how it works... leaving you and your mom left me tons of extra cash to spend on recreational sex and expensive electronic toys. Now I'm deliriously happy! My giddiness allows me to spread joy to you! Son: But I'm miserable. Father: That's because I'm not happy enough yet! I'd better stop paying child support.