Is the Internet a Global Argument Clinic?

Sometimes the Internet seems like one giant argument clinic. Case in point…

The Argument Sketch (or Argument, Argument Clinic, or Six More Minutes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus when including the non-argument sections) is a sketch from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Palin: “An argument is a collective series of statements to establish a definite proposition.”

Cleese: “No it isn’t”

Palin: “Yes it is. It isn’t just contradiction!”

Cleese: “Look if I argue with you I must take up a contradictory position.”

Palin: “But it isn’t just saying ‘No it isn’t!'”

Cleese: “Yes it is.”

Palin: “No it isn’t! ? Argument is a intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.”

Ahhh Isn’t our freedom to argue online wonderful!?! 😉

Colbert does NYT OP-ED

Has the sky fallen? Cause our fav conservative Stephen Colbert has a guest Op-Ed column in the New York Times. It damn funny too. Here is my favorite part. Being a southerner of Appalachian descent… it makes me laugh out loud.

So why I am writing Miss Dowd’s column today? Simple. Because I believe the 2008 election, unlike all previous elections, is important. And a lot of Americans feel confused about the current crop of presidential candidates.

For instance, Hillary Clinton. I can’t remember if I’m supposed to be scared of her so Democrats will think they should nominate her when she’s actually easy to beat, or if I’m supposed to be scared of her because she’s legitimately scary.

Or Rudy Giuliani. I can’t remember if I’m supposed to support him because he’s the one who can beat Hillary if she gets nominated, or if I’m supposed to support him because he’s legitimately scary.

And Fred Thompson. In my opinion “Law & Order” never sufficiently explained why the Manhattan D.A. had an accent like an Appalachian catfish wrestler.

I think I just heard Colbert claim he was “the son of a poor appalachian turd miner. The Grandson of a goat ball licker.”.

via Andy Bechtel

Vampire running for Gov in Minnesota

Just in case we’re getting too serious about politics here comes this funny bit o’ fresh air. Laugh. Its funny… or scary. One way or another its scary. This video is a trailer for a documentary about a real candidate. The film crews FAQ says that the Vampire candidate has no control over the shooting or editing. They say its for real. Kinda believable considering a popular wrestler became governor of MN.