Lemony Snicket: Punisher

Chris over at the Invincible Super-Blog has taken the idea of authors writing super-heroes to its logical and ridiculous conclusion. After all, didn't Brad Meltzer start as just a novelist? Don't you wish he'd go back to being just a novelist? Anyway. Lemony Snicket's The Pernicious Punishment contains bits like this:

Gentle Reader,

I'm sorry to say that the story you are reading is horrifically violent. It is, to say the least, an extremely brutal tale of a very angry man who, despite being rather clever and possessing a very grim sense of humor, has chosen to react to tragedy by shooting, stabbing, or blowing up virtually every single person he encounters who is not dressed in some sort of garish spider costume.

I laughed so hard that Red Bull came out my nose. And I haven't been near a Red Bull in a week's time. Explain that.