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Prep for PoP:SoT

22 Jul

Well! in media news =O *ok im not a news caster* AHEM ok

Alrighty, as of July 22nd (today) the film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time starts to film. Filming is taking place in the UK and Morocco. Prince of Persia is scheduled to be released in June 19, 2009. Also looky what I found its a lil snap shot of our prince to be XD growing his hair to fit the role as the prince.

Also the new Bond girl Gemma Arterton (From Quantum of Solace) will star alongside Jake as Tamina, the exotic princess with whom Jake’s character Dastan must join forces in order prevent an evil nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time which is the gift to control the Sands of time.

How to Argue

22 Jul

Hey kids, I remember this article I read some time ago about how to go about winning an argument. This was originally written by the great columnist Dave Barry, and I thought I should share it because I got a kick out of it.

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me. You too can win arguments. Simply follow these rules:

Drink Liquor

Suppose you’re at a party and some hotshot intellectual is expounding on the economy of Peru, a subject you know nothing about. If you’re drinking some health-fanatic drink like grapefruit juice, you’ll hang back, afraid to display your ignorance, while the hotshot enthralls your date. But if you drink several large martinis, you’ll discover you have STRONG VIEWS about the Peruvian economy. You’ll be a WEALTH of information. You’ll argue forcefully, offering searing insights and possibly upsetting furniture. People will be impressed. Some may leave the room.

Make Things Up

Suppose, in the Peruvian economy argument, you are trying to prove Peruvians are underpaid, a position you base solely on the fact that YOU are underpaid, and you’re damned if you’re going to let a bunch of Peruvians be better off. DON’T say:  “I think Peruvians are underpaid.” Say: “The average Peruvian’s salary in 1981 dollars adjusted for the revised tax base is $1,452.81 per annum, which is $836.07 before the mean gross poverty level.”

NOTE: Always make up exact figures.

If an opponent asks you where you got your information, make THAT up, too. Say: “This information comes from Dr. Hovel T. Moon’s study for the Buford Commission published May 9, 1982. Didn’t you read it?” Say this in the same tone of voice you would use to say “You left your soiled underwear in my bath house.”

Use meaningless but weightly-sounding words and phrases

Memorize this list:

Let me put it this way
In terms of
Vis-a-vis
Per se
As it were
Qua
So to speak

You should also memorize some Latin abbreviations such as “Q.E.D.,” “e.g.,” and “i.e.” These are all short for “I speak Latin, and you do not.”

Here’s how to use these words and phrases. Suppose you want to say: “Peruvians would like to order appetizers more often, but they don’t have enough money.”

You never win arguments talking like that. But you WILL win if you say: “Let me put it this way. In terms of appetizers vis-a-vis Peruvians qua Peruvians, they would like to order them more often, so to speak, but they do not have enough money per se, as it were. Q.E.D.”

Only a fool would challenge that statement.

Use snappy and irrelevant comebacks

You need an arsenal of all-purpose irrelevant phrases to fire back at your opponents when they make valid points. The best are:

  • You’re begging the question.
  • You’re being defensive.
  • Don’t compare apples and oranges.
  • What are your parameters?

This last one is especially valuable. Nobody, other than mathematicians, has the vaguest idea what “parameters” means.

Here’s how to use your comebacks:

  • You say: “As Abraham Lincoln said in 1873…”
    Your opponent says: “Lincoln died in 1865.”
    You say: “You’re begging the question.”

OR

  • You say: “Liberians, like most Asians…”
    Your opponent says: “Liberia is in Africa.”
    You say: “You’re being defensive.”
  • Compare your opponent to Adolf Hitler.This is your heavy artillery, for when your opponent is obviously right and you are spectacularly wrong. Bring Hitler up subtly. Say: “That sounds suspiciously like something Adolf Hitler might say” or “You certainly do remind me of Adolf Hitler.”

So that’s it: you now know how to out-argue anybody. Do not try to pull this on people who generally carry weapons.