We received comments from many of you (quite rightly) noting the absence of Sunday Chuckles this week. 

We made a conscious choice to delay the post until midweek due to its satirical nature, which we felt wasn’t appropriate for Easter Sunday. Some of you expressed disappointment, causing an old version of Sunday Chuckles from nearly two years ago to surprisingly top the charts on Monday. Thank you! 

It may not be obvious, but publishing Sunday Chuckles is by far the most time-consuming task for me, and it also consumes a significant amount of Hot Air’s resources as it requires substantial bandwidth—meaning it costs money. Compared to text-based posts, the cost per click is relatively high due to the additional video content. 

However, both you and I enjoy these chuckles. I dedicate a considerable portion of my day off to creating them for these very reasons. 

Now, let me make a point: You continue to visit Hot Air and all the affiliated Townhall sites because you find our content valuable. I may not have exact readership numbers for our articles—I’m not tech-savvy in that area—but collectively, there are over a million views on my posts every month. 

During a month, I churn out approximately 115,000 words. To give you some perspective, the average novel consists of 80,000 words, according to Publishing Talk. 

Admittedly, comparing a good novelist to an opinion writer like myself is not entirely fair, as I’m certainly no Dostoyevsky. Nonetheless, the volume of writing is substantial, demanding even more reading to fulfill my responsibilities. The exact ratio eludes me, but I am constantly absorbing a vast amount of information. 

Collectively, everyone here and across the Townhall network constitutes a significant operation committed to keeping you well informed. 

This is evidently valuable to you since you are actively engaged here. 

This prompts me to urge you to consider subscribing to Hot Air’s VIP program, specifically the VIP Gold tier, which offers superior benefits as it grants access to all VIP content. 

By subscribing to VIP Gold, not only do you unlock exclusive perks like paywalled columns and shows, but you also play a crucial role in sustaining our operations. 

We may be a small entity in a vast sea, heavily overshadowed by Big Tech and mainstream media with their enormous budgets, yet they aim to eliminate us. You keep us afloat by your consistent visits, especially by opting for VIP access. VIP members essentially foot the bills, and we are profoundly appreciative of your support. 

Join us in this endeavor. Upgrade to become a Politics VIP member now and apply promo code SAVEAMERICA for a considerable discount on your membership.

For those who are already VIP members, a heartfelt THANK YOU! Your continued support enables us to provide the honest, alternative analysis you’ve grown to appreciate. 

I understand if these subscription pitches might seem repetitive, but they are essential for our sustainability. And to clarify, I personally invest significantly in subscriptions to independent journalists and top-tier news sources because it holds great value for me. 

Now, let’s delve into some amusing moments…