What is up with the Mensa obsession? The latest offendees in particular seem to have some issue with this, as they keep dropping words like “claims” and “so-called” Mensahood. Let me put it this way. Mensa is not the only IQ society for which I am qualified, but as it is the only one of which most people have heard, it serves very well to put my would-be critics on notice that they will unlikely be able to get away with the usual “I disagree with you and I’m a [fill-in-the-blank] so therefore you are stupid” line of argument.

Which, doubtless, is why I seldom hear it. And, lest I be accused of vaingloriousness through implication, no, I am not qualified for Mega. Now, here’s my question. Why do you care anyhow?