I will put together wise stories that are useful for making points. This will be very good for my children when it is done. The first step is just to list stories.
1. The old lady in the attic and the naked boys in the creek.
2. The little boy who couldn’t stand latkes once the last step in their creation was finished.
3. The Confederate officer who decided to keep Lee’s Antietam invasion plans as a souvenir and used them to wrap up his cigars.
4. I believe this is the relevant section from Monty Python’s Argument Clinic:
Man: Thank you. (Walks down the hall. Opens door.)
Angry man: WHADDAYOU WANT?
Man: Well, Well, I was told outside that…
Angry man: DON’T GIVE ME THAT, YOU SNOTTY-FACED HEAP OF PARROT DROPPINGS!
A: SHUT YOUR FESTERING GOB, YOU TIT! YOUR TYPE MAKES ME PUKE! YOU VACUOUS TOFFEE-NOSED MALODOROUS PERVERT!!!
M: Yes, but I came here for an argument!!
A: OH! Oh! I’m sorry! This is abuse!
M: Oh! Oh I see!
A: Aha! No, you want room 12A, next door.
A: Not at all!
A: (under his breath) stupid git.
5. Amy Wax writes:
Melvin Urofsky’s new history of affirmative action, The Affirmative Action Puzzle, opens with an old Jewish Joke. Two peasants ask the rabbi to resolve their dispute. After one presents his case, the rabbi says “My son, you are right.” The other makes his pitch, and the rabbi gives the same response. “But,” says the rabbi’s wife, “they can’t both be right.” To which the rabbi replies “You’re right.”