Friday, June 13, 2008

A Tested Strategy In A Heated Argument

Here's a little something you can use in the midst of a heated argument:

"What are you, fucking stupid?"

13 comments:

McGone said...

That's from the bible, isn't it?

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I often find weeping uncontrollably helps.

FranIAm said...

A phrase that I would be lost without.

p0nk said...

last sunday my 14yo played his last baseball game against a team that was full of 'tude'. It seemed like every call that went against them resulted in an indignant "Are you serious?". Finally around the 5th inning, the base umpire, after calling one kid out, picked off at 2nd base, responded to the cliche with "Yes, i'm dead serious" and ejected the kid.
We applauded.

Some Guy said...

Definitely. I've found it's a good way to diffuse hostility and get the other person to reevaluate their position.

dguzman said...

That's some advice to live by, Splotch. Can't wait to use it, especially at work!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Brilliant! And your couplets are beyond brilliant, they are little pieces of word art.

Grant Miller said...

A friend of mine from high school always used the defense of saying "blah, blah, blah blah," whenever anyone argued against him. It was surprisingly effective at winning debates.

Liberality said...

I know you are but what am I?

jin said...

Haahahaa.... Perfection Splotch!
:-D

Comrade Kevin said...

That doesn't so much deflate the Karpman Drama Triangle as it obliterates it.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I agree, it works well. Only, I use this inflection: "What, are you fucking stupid?!"

Splotchy said...

GKL, don't forget yet other variant, "What are you fucking, stupid?"