Alas, my fine editors don’t believe the blog-to-book buying public is smart enough to ‘get’ a literary sight-gag…

That’s because:

(a) They didn’t get it; and/or

(b) They don’t know your readers. Until they add a demographic category for bitingly smart, witty and funny with a tinge of pathos, and the fans thereof, they won’t know what to do with you.