I wasn’t actually asked for my opinion but I do have a brother so I feel qualified to offer an opinion on the whole Firing of the Useless Brother advice thing.
This is what I posted in a comment on Angel’s blog:
Useless Brother is going to find out about this. Especially now that you have posted it to the Useless site. If you really want to fire him use a cannon and make sure you get a lot of distance. Good luck with that.
Makes me think of that whole piano catapult thing. Did you ever see that? I remember they had a whole show about it on Northern Exposure once.