Jer has been a good sport about this thread, and how it goes up
with people's mood.
But to go too hard at him (in earnest) in this context is a cheap shot, as most of this is in the form of a good humored roast, where the subject has no choice but to trust people's good intentions, and roll with it
For example, one would have to be an epic historian and have noted VP's discussions in the past, to trust the good natured, if dark, humor there.
for sure, I relate, I just crush an amyl nitrate (?), take deep breath, and read what people are saying about me. But I have a thick skin, and that's just how I get high.