Today, Brooks has chosen to be humorous. Instead of writing about something important, he chooses to write about the vicissitudes of traveling on airplanes with children. We must give credit where credit is due, however: he actually manages to be funny, which is quite a departure from his usual comic efforts. Also, I feel something of an undercurrent of rage in this column. Perhaps he is drawing on personal experience? Otherwise, there's not much to be said here. We await Brooks's inevitable return to moronicity on Thursday. In the meantime, you can go here for proof that Brooks has not decided to reinvent himself as a comedian.