Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ha. I'm funny.

My roommate: [chiding me for driving to the gym, which is a mere three blocks away, based on the excuse that it was starting to rain] Months from now, you'll look at this decision and realize it was stupid.

Me: Months from now, I'll look at your face and realize it's still stupid.
Ooh! Wicked burn.

4 Comments:

Blogger bitchphd said...

I love that you're man enough to put this on the internets.

31/7/08 6:42 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

The "still" isn't strictly essential to the composition of the insult. Has your roommate retreated into isolation and taken to wearing sackcloth?

31/7/08 10:32 PM  
Blogger Ben Wolfson said...

What are you on, TMK? The "still" is integral.

5/8/08 11:51 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

I dunno, you might be right. Here's my thinking: emphasizing "still" -- which you sort of have to do -- serves to differentiate the face "still being" stupid from the decision "having been" stupid. Whereas if you omitted "still" and put emphasis on "it's" then you are differentiating "the face" being stupid from "the decision" being stupid. Seems to me like that cuts a little deeper; but maybe I'm overthinking it.

6/8/08 2:15 PM  

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