Useful Thought Number 355363

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

You gotta go the way the wind blows. Even if it just turns out to be a polar bear farting.

The Ambassador Who doesn't Negotiate

Tuesday, April 12th 2011

The Ambassador that doesn't Negotiate

Glorious Secret Weapons Part I in a I Part Series

Monday, April 11th 2011

In the early 17th century, it was common for Assassins in the murkier regions of Eastern Europe to use a truly hideous weapon.

A swift crack and the false molar would crack releasing a supremely toxic green cloud.

A truly diabolical weapon ... the poison gas false tooth.

With special training, known as the Cough of Death, the assassin would propel the gas forward, enveloping the target; slaying him (or her) instantly.

The victims were said to have been bitten by the Foul Tooth.

But sometimes things didn't work out. A breeze. A slip up in technique. Choking and spluttering, the Assassin would curse the weapon. Death was certain. He had been undone by the ...

The Curse of the Foul Tooth

Then, of course, there was the even more cunning nose flail ...

The Magical Post Human Economy

Saturday, April 9th 2011

I go to a shop. I'm deciding between two competing TVs. One is cheaper, one is more expensive. They both look pretty good. They both have a good picture. They're both getting good reviews. I buy the cheaper one, right?

... But what if the more expensive one was produced in a way that generated less pollution? Perhaps it uses fewer toxic materials, for instance. It even has a tag - "clean, green" on it.

Hmm, I think.

Ask the Duck

Friday, April 8th 2011

Seeking fairness from the world is like seeking travel directions from a duck.

The Ultimate "I have no argument" counter argument part I

Thursday, April 7th 2011

Gambit 1.

Person 1: I think that proposition X is true because of Y, N and T.

Person 2: No! Wrong!

Person 1: But what about Y? What about N? And surely ... T?

Person 2: I find your suggestion insulting. How dare you!

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