Saturday, February 24, 2007


Everyone likes winning arguments with good, sparkly-clean logic. Like a beautiful Paul Morphy chess game, it’s something that pleases you not only as you execute the victory, but also brings a smile to your face every time you think about it later. Indeed, there’s nothing like a fine logical victory. Nothing, that is, except for one other thing -- an fine ILLOGICAL victory!

“Trust me”, fighting logic with illogic is the funnest thing in the world! You can watch the other person try to reason, convince, argue, yank-hair-out-in-frustration, beat-head-against-wall, and then finally gnaw-arm-off-and-club-self-to-death-with-it, while you sputter forth one illogical riposte after another. And then you experience a warm feeling of tingly pleasure spreading all over your body, because you’ve not only won, but you’ve won by knockout! (A recently conducted survey concluded that 96.43% of the people who love to argue using illogic are also sadists.)

Of course, you can’t just throw in any illogic. It has to be good quality, exasperatingly frustrating, mind-fugging illogic. For that you have to be an illogical expert. You need plenty of experience in this field. You need to hone your skills and master your craft for many years, until you can finally make your opponents try to suffocate themselves to death in exasperation.

To help all you folks get started, I shall present here some gems of illogic that I’ve been blessed to hear about in the past year. No doubt, the purveyor of each of them is an expert in the art -- a veritable pundit, if you may. We can only bow down to such brilliance and try to pick up a few pointers for ourselves.

So without further ado:-


1. “Who's to say that one month is a short time and 10 years is a long
time? Who's to say?? Who's to say???”

2. “I choose not to tell you!”

3. “Things change, people change, I changed...”

4. “Why take the first step when the tenth step is not desirable?”

5. “Everything doesn’t have a reason.”

6. “You can’t argue some things with logic.”

Okay, fine. The last one actually makes sense. A LOT of sense.

(The post above is filled with in-jokes and probably didn’t make any sense to you. If you even understand any of it, you have my utmost sympathies. The list was compiled by a friend. I take no credit in its making. [Ir]Regular blogging will resume from tomorrow. Thank you and good night!)


Avinash said...

Good to see u blogging again man ;-)

I know it takes some time to get back in form ... pun intended .. and I'm really happy that i finally somehow managed to convince u to get back to blogging.

siddharth said...

Do you remember the techstasy quiz in which we beat quite a few better teams by making a big scene, arguing etc? was that also illogical or was that plain and simple bullying of the QM, the opponents etc? :)

Anuj Agarwal said...

i hope u will keep blogging....
i am a fan of ur blog, ur writing skills....

Renuka Apte said...

Running out of topics to write about, are we?

RT .. hXc?LqD said...

I have another phrase to be added here .. someone i know has recently taken a fancy to this sentence so as to reason out .. well .. various things:

I am the master of my domain!

pretty amusing when i think of the instances it has been applied to. ;)

Suman said...

Whats up buddy? No new posts for such a long time? said...

Did you add your site at BLOGSEARCH