A superb post by Famous Monster in a thread about self-publishing:
One of these days I will get around to writing just the absolute most loathsome right-wing Clancy-esque military scifi I can possibly muster. I mean somewhere between John Norman and John Ringo and maybe Terry Goodkind. Like all about a guy who is the best at everything and has the most sex with the hottest girls and kills terrorists and does the most martial arts.
I abandoned the idea initially because I was worried that people would miss the satire.
It is now clear to me that the folks who miss the satire may be a tremendous source of income.