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Tuesday, May 23, 2006


shoot couldn't find any, except that tai shan has gained weight (haven't we all little dude, haven't we all?) and that he turned ten months old on May 9. awwwww!

But here at pandodyssey, we consider ourselves a repository of ALL KINDS of useful resources. So if you're ever in need of a quick insult, click here!

This post updated to add a few well-known snappy comebacks for a little inspiration and guidance for those of us who tend to think of The Perfect Comeback three days too late.

"[W]hen you say something witty at a party, you should always appear bored, take a sip of your drink, and look away. That way, it'll seem like it happens all the time."
Jack, Will & Grace

In politics, the successful put-down supersedes any issues of substance, just as on the playground. There are certain yo-momas from which no one can recover. Ronald Reagan was good at these.
"There you go again," he said in a 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter, accusing the president of misrepresenting his record. The line was accompanied by a smile and a patronizing shake of the head, and the audience laughed, sealing the deal. Reagan: 1, Carter: 0. (Note: smile and patronizing shake of hand are essential to this type of smack down. These are difficult to transcribe in newspapers the following morning which is why it's good for political smack.)

History's Best Putter-Downers:
Pericles: "When I was your age, Alcibiades, I talked just the way you are now talking"
Alcibiades: "If only I had known you, Pericles, when you were at your best."

"If I were your wife, I would poison your coffee."
To which Winston Churchill replied, "If I were your husband, I would drink it."

And the winnner is ... (and no, we weren't competing):
For instance, after her breakup with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman appeared on David Letterman's show and was asked how she was doing.

"Well, I can wear heels now," she replied.



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