Nobody is ever right, I am approximately correct 67.3% of the time. I was thinking the other day about some of the most pointless arguments I have gotten in and things that I have been totally and utterly wrong about (besides wearing a turtleneck under a sweat shirt in 8th grade). Here is a brief sample of some of them.
The “New Style” Argument- When the compilation CD “No Alternative” came out when I was in high school the Beastie Boys had a live version of “New Style” on it. Even though I owned “Licensed to Ill”, the CD where the song first appeared, I argued with my friend the one on the “No Alternative” CD was a new song, because the name “New Style” implied that it was new. Yeah, I know, it makes no sense at all.
For a three year period I thought Shelia E and Sheena Easton were the same person- In sixth grade I referenced the wrong one with my teacher, in casual conversation, she corrected me and I got pissed. But until I reached high school I could swear they were the same person, since neither remained popular I never really had to worry about my lack of knowledge in regards to people with the initials SE. Just for the record…
Shelia E played drums:
Sheena Easton sang:
I think, however, both screwed Prince. I still have to write down which is which on my palms so I don’t make any social mistakes and drop the wrong reference.
Freddie Prinze Jr. was not in Starship Troopers- When I was living with my friends back in NY, my friend’s girlfriend and I used to argue about everything. She was kind of a know it all, even if in reality she had no idea what she was talking about. One day she mentioned that Freddie Prinze Jr. was in the movie Starship Troopers, which is totally not true. I went upstairs and printed out his IMDB.com page and showed it to her, to which she replied, “Like anything on the internet is accurate.”
I mad sure to use up all the hot water before she showered the next day, bitch.
The Vampire Question- I was talking with my friend on instant messenger the other day where we talked for at least half an hour about if a Vampire drank the blood of a drunk, would the vampire then in turn be drunk? I argued that because of the low percentage of alcohol overall in the blood that he wouldn’t be drunk. Just like if I go to TGI Fridays and get a jack daniels steak I wouldn’t be hammered after eating it. My friend disagreed with me and I was actually pissed for a second and then I realized what the hell we were talking about.
But uh, just for arguments sake, would he be drunk or not? And what are some of the dumbest things you have argued about?