Saturday, January 10, 2009

Good Read this

Dick Cavett, in a oped, takes an interesting note on what he calls the 'often unappreciated art form, the INSULT'

Insult mixed with wit/humor/sarcasm can inspire much diminished counter attack if it hits right. Not sure if they make'em any more.

I liked this Churchill anecdote from the article. Churchill once was having a nasty argument with a fellow (lady) Member of Parliament...

Mr. Churchill, you are drunk.
Madame, you are ugly.
Mr. Churchill, you are extremely drunk!
And you, Madame, are extremely ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober.

Indeed .. "Great humorists are great insulters."

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