Funniest Thing I’ve Ever Read on the Web?

It might be. It also is the most incisive commentary on the “Skip” Gates affair that I’ve seen yet. It’s by IowaHawk. Don’t follow the link if you’re offended by the word “a******.”
PAUL adds: IowaHawk takes the gold for humor. I think I’d give the silver to the New York Times for this:

Professor Gates has dozens of honorary degrees and is such a fixture of Harvard Square that a beloved student hangout named a burger after him. Everyone at Harvard knows him — charismatic and distinctive with his impeccable suits and cane, the result of a longtime disability. . . .
Even when Professor Gates produced identification in the kitchen of his home that day, Sergeant Crowley had no idea who he was.