In Ranting Again, his second volume of rants, Miller beats a few dead horses (the O.J. trial and animal rights) but also sounds off on au courant social issues with sidesplitting insolence. On dating online: ”I’ll take the clap over carpal tunnel syndrome any day.” On Sen. Al D’Amato: ”Allowing this guy to chair an ethics committee is like having Kevorkian teach you the Heimlich maneuver.” On Queen Elizabeth II: ”a hood ornament in a bad hat.” Although some of these rants sound like smart, if predictable, liberal/libertarian editorials studded with gag lines, Miller is one of the few thinking-person’s comics — even when he does bathroom humor. B+

Ranting Again