I beg forgiveness from the reader for the vulgar language in this book.
-- Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards by P. J. O'Rourke.
I always enjoy O'Rourke's books, even if they no longer knock me off my chair like Parliament of Whores did.
That's the problem, for me at least, with any humorous writer -- the first book you read is always the "funniest" because it is novel and fresh. After that, expectations are high, but the content loses that unexpected quality that brought so many laughs.