If you are going into intellectual battle with an adversary, it's good to know the caliber of the fighter you're getting into the ring with.
Sometimes, a boxer will throw many powerful and crafted punches in the air before a fight in order to try to intimidate his opponent. Metaphorically speaking, I am going to do that with you and I am going to do it right now. You need to know who (what) you are up against here, and I know of no other person (other than myself) quite able to show you exactly that.
Just for starters, Mindy, were you aware that I can link myself to John Galt in just 3 premises [edit: and 12 edits]? That's right. You heard that right (actually, you read my writing right). And, on top of that, in just 4 premises -- I can link you to Hitler. Now that should strike fear into the heart of any opponent.
I know what you are saying or thinking now, Mindy. You are saying or thinking: "That's all just talk, it's all just speeches." Well, in case you are saying or thinking that, then I guess I will show you then. Grab a security blanket or something, because you are going to need it while experiencing the full power of my unaided mind ...
A shorthand for editor is ed. (which is my first name, only it's not capitalized like my first name is).
John Galt substituted his speech for the president's speech (which is kind of like an edit).
The president's last name was Thompson (which is my last name).
Therefore, I'm linked to John Galt, the Ed.itor of Thompson
I know, I know -- you're both amazed and scared at the same time (I would be, too). Now, here is -- with virtually-equal brevity and poise -- a logical link between you and Hitler:
Mindy's last name is Newton. Whoa!
Folklore says that an apple fell on Isaac Newton's head and that that got him thinking, etc.
Apples are what vegetarians eat.
Hitler was a vegetarian.
Therefore, Hitler and Mindy are all but the same person (with only maybe a few things like gender and epoch and possibly some other things separating them).
I know what you are thinking -- i.e., what you are seeing with your mind's eye or saying with your mind's mouth (actually, forget that last part). What you must be saying or thinking at this moment is ... holy crap. What am I doing messing with this guy? I know if I were you, I wouldn't be messing with me -- knowing what I know about my mental powers and whatnot.
Mindy, all of this was meant to intimidate you. Please understand that I felt it my duty to warn you about what you might be getting into here.
(Edited by Ed Thompson on 3/28, 10:42pm)