Monday, October 09, 2006
Get your Standard Internet Argument Form: here.
It's so easy! Just add ideologies and stir!
Person A: This is what demographic blahblah is like/says/does. And I have a problem with this, because blah blah blah.
Person B: I am a member of demographic blahblah, and i'm nothing like that, and neither are a lot of the people i know, and even wrt the ones you're closer to actually describing you're still not really getting it, have you talked to __? Have you read __?
Person A: (continues as though Person B hasn't spoken)
Person B: Um, hi. Standing right here?
Person A, or more likely sycophant of A: (wheels around and snaps): Stop trying to derail! You're (intellectually dishonest, really not who you say you are, trolling, missing A's point totally, totally offensive and way too sensitive and HELP HELP WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED hosts could you please ban).
Person B: (if sie hasn't already blown up and/or stalked off) Okay! Once more (deep breath) This is how it is -in my experience- --
Person A: (Argues with a point that Person B hasn't made at all)
Person B: Say wha?
Persons C, D, E, (perhaps just now tuning in, making up in enthusiasm what they lack in actual reading ability apparently), Well, A does have a point, because (something totally irrelevant)
Person B: No. NO. You're not HEARING me.
Person D: Well, I don't really agree with C about irrelevant thing, but say! i really like vanilla! Hey, what about that angle?
Person B: AAAAARRRGHHH!!
A's Sycophant: See? SEE? Didn't I tell you all along?
Person B: Fuck OFF.
Person A: Well really: I bend over backward trying to be fair to you and this is how you respond? What're you mad at ME for? (rings down curtain on thread, continues, perhaps, in another):
Person A: And so we learn, dear readers, from the example of Person B, that (argument B didn't make) is incorrect because (something fatuous) and therefore, i was RIGHT about (demographic to which B belongs).
(enthusiastic approval from the peanut gallery)
(in the background, somewhere, Person B: :headdesk: :headdesk: :take the tablets, Tiger buddy:, more screaming, numbness, blackout).