I think some of you are taking this just a little bit too seriously, and honestly attacking the OP isn't making those of you partaking in the activity (at any level) come across too well.
Calling him a whineseer or whatever else is uncalled for.
I see the parallels, not in the entire piece (some parts are obviously not going to fit) but there are some accuracies despite what some are saying, I don't get the impression the OP was attempting to have a whine though.
And while some may not find it funny or clever etc there are those who did as evidenced by the posts above, and oddly enough our society allows for people to have different tastes. So I guess my point is that for those who said it wasnt funny, it is more accurate to say that YOU didn't find it funny or amusing or whatever else, you don't get to dictate what is or is not funny. That's not how life works.