"Sex remains the surest prop for all that is funny ... and sad. In the first instance, we often call the result ribaldry. In the second instance, it is always called tragedy."
His picture looks like that of a know-it-all, so maybe I should just shut up and accept it as that, but I wonder whether these too-deep-to-quite-grasp nuggets of truth were derived from personal experience, or from the confessions of friends. It would be nice to know the merits that allowed this speaker to ascend the soapbox to air these insights.