A rational discussion with caesarea4

  • tokugawa

    Posts: 945

    May 13, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
    tokugawa: (Knock)

    caesarea4: Come in.

    tokugawa: Ah, Is this the right room for an argument?

    caesarea4: I told you once.

    tokugawa: No you haven't.

    caesarea4: Yes I have.

    tokugawa: When?

    caesarea4: Just now.

    tokugawa: No you didn't.

    caesarea4: Yes I did.

    tokugawa: You didn't

    caesarea4: I did!

    tokugawa: You didn't!

    caesarea4: I'm telling you I did!

    tokugawa: You did not!!

    caesarea4: Oh, I'm sorry, just one moment. Is this a five minute argument or the full half hour?

    tokugawa: Oh, just the five minutes.

    caesarea4: Ah, thank you. Anyway, I did.

    tokugawa: You most certainly did not.

    caesarea4: Look, let's get this thing clear; I quite definitely told you.

    tokugawa: No you did not.

    caesarea4: Yes I did.

    tokugawa: No you didn't.

    caesarea4: Yes I did.

    tokugawa: No you didn't.

    caesarea4: Yes I did.

    tokugawa: No you didn't.

    caesarea4: Yes I did.

    tokugawa: You didn't.

    caesarea4: Did.

    tokugawa: Oh look, this isn't an argument.

    caesarea4: Yes it is.

    tokugawa: No it isn't. It's just contradiction.

    caesarea4: No it isn't.

    tokugawa: It is!

    caesarea4: It is not.

    tokugawa: Look, you just contradicted me.

    caesarea4: I did not.

    tokugawa: Oh you did!!

    caesarea4: No, no, no.

    tokugawa: You did just then.

    caesarea4: Nonsense!

    tokugawa: Oh, this is futile!

    caesarea4: No it isn't.

    tokugawa: I came here for a good argument.

    caesarea4: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.

    tokugawa: An argument isn't just contradiction.

    caesarea4: It can be.

    tokugawa: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.

    caesarea4: No it isn't.

    tokugawa: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.

    caesarea4: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.

    tokugawa: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'

    caesarea4: Yes it is!

    tokugawa: No it isn't!

    tokugawa: Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.

    (short pause)

    caesarea4: No it isn't.

    tokugawa: It is.

    caesarea4: Not at all.

    tokugawa: Now look.

    caesarea4: (Rings bell) Good Morning.

    tokugawa: What?

    caesarea4: That's it. Good morning.

    tokugawa: I was just getting interested.

    caesarea4: Sorry, the five minutes is up.

    tokugawa: That was never five minutes!

    caesarea4: I'm afraid it was.

    tokugawa: It wasn't.

    (Pause)

    caesarea4: I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to argue anymore.

    tokugawa: What?!

    caesarea4: If you want me to go on arguing, you'll have to pay for another five minutes.

    tokugawa: Yes, but that was never five minutes, just now. Oh come on!

    caesarea4: (Hums)

    tokugawa: Look, this is ridiculous.

    caesarea4: I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to argue unless you've paid!

    tokugawa: Oh, all right.

    (pays money)

    caesarea4: Thank you. (short pause)

    tokugawa: Well?

    caesarea4: Well what?

    tokugawa: That wasn't really five minutes, just now.

    caesarea4: I told you, I'm not allowed to argue unless you've paid.

    tokugawa: I just paid!

    caesarea4: No you didn't.

    tokugawa: I DID!

    caesarea4: No you didn't.

    tokugawa: Look, I don't want to argue about that.

    caesarea4: Well, you didn't pay.

    tokugawa: Aha. If I didn't pay, why are you arguing? I Got you!

    caesarea4: No you haven't.

    tokugawa: Yes I have. If you're arguing, I must have paid.

    caesarea4: Not necessarily. I could be arguing in my spare time.

    tokugawa: Oh I've had enough of this.

    caesarea4: No you haven't.

    tokugawa: Oh Shut up.

    [Apologies to Monty Python's Flying Circus]
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    May 13, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 13, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    Well being a "Dorothy", perhaps the logic is the same as that used by the "Wicked witch of the west".... LOL

    eh Caesarea?

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  • helium

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    May 13, 2009 5:52 PM GMT
    That was way too funny. :-)
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    May 14, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    My sense of humor has failed me here.
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    May 14, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    It takes two to tango.
  • Menergy_1

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    May 14, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    No it doesn't.
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    May 16, 2009 7:10 AM GMT
    Yes it does.
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    May 16, 2009 8:21 AM GMT
    technically it takes three, since you need at least one musician/singer.