And now for something completely different. The other day a friend gave me a copy of Christopher Buckley's LITTLE GREEN MEN. He said it was hilarious, and he was right. This is the funniest book I've read in a good while. It's not exactly political satire, but it's not exactly NOT political satire, either. When a powerful TV talk-show host is abducted by aliens on the golf course of an exclusive D. C. country club, his life is turned around. He starts a crusade to get the government to investigate the existence of extraterrestrials, and of course everyone who supported him before drops him like a hot horseshoe. Ironically, he becomes more powerful than ever, although with an entirely different audience. Sometimes it's hard to tell who's more bizarre, the abductees or the denizens of congress and the White House. I highly recommend this book if you ever feel the need of a good laugh.