I have a friend named Stilton Jarlsburg (not his real name) who runs a site called:
It is a riot. It’s such a riot he runs a greater risk of arrest by the humor impaired than actual rioters. When I wrote the above joke I googled something that would give me a list of the worst smelling cheeses. Stilton isn’t number one but nobody’s heard of “Taleggio” including me. I sent him an advance copy of the gag and while it wasn’t really about Stilton himself, I felt like he should get a heads up. And I always enjoy shoving my friends and family unwillingly into the public eye.
And in case I’ve forgotten to remind you: the gag and most of MDJ is almost 100% autobiographical. I’ve changed the names but not the socks.