Everyone loves Mose Allison. Tom Lehrer. George Carlin. Mark Twain. They belong to a select few that can spend a goodly portion of their time being irascible, but somehow manage to make being the rock in the world's shoe feel like a massage to the pedestrians.
"If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say
something nasty to a friend, or perhaps to strike a loved one, it will
all have been worth the while." --Tom Lehrer