For posters too busy to write out responses to some of the more annoying rhetorical techniques commonly employed on this blog, I present these handy shortcut keys.

  • The instant classic, iterating to agreement
  • Two options for the frequently-needed beating a dead horse
  • The strawman, and his cousin, the red herring
  • To keep David in check, this is handy when Ephblog threatens to transform into KaneBlog, and this, for when it devolves into a Page Six-style gossip rag
  • Of course, we need a troll icon
  • Another Ephblog favorite: moving the goalposts
  • When we need to rant at another poster, who better than Pacino [warning: NSFW]
  • Uncomfortable learning (although I bet Swart could do better …)
  • The false dilemma
  • David found this one: appropriate when someone gets out of line and needs to be bounced
  • For responding to comments so incredibly dumb that a substantive rejoinder is pointless. 
  • And finally, reserved for those special moments when we just can’t take it anymore, I present this classic
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