Saturday, November 19, 2016

Conversational Gambits For Thanksgiving

 Found on Ace Of Spades, here's a whole great long list of conversational gambits to get you past the tearful liberals you might encounter at dinner. The whole article brings be to mind of a line from the great Girl Genius web toon from a monk who remarked "Surely my family was a gift from God, and a good thing that was for I wouldn't have given a brass farthing for any of them."

Some of the better conversation starters:
Eliciting a canned response:
He demonstrated this to me at a party by interrupting a couple of liberals talking, and announcing to them:
"You know, based on current statistics, in ten years, the entire state of California will be homeless."
"Right! I know!" came the response.
Or citing statistics, 48.7% of which are made up on the spot:
"Studies have proven that if you have a gun in your house, you are more in danger of being struck by lightning than being bitten by a rattlesnake. Think about it." 
Lots more at the link. BTW, this is a year old post, recycled. There might eventually be an update to this to account for Trumps electoral win. Here's hoping.

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