I was having a fun little argument on facebook and I should know better, they say never wrestle with a pig, you’ll just get dirty and the pig actually enjoys it, but sometimes it’s irresistible. Sometimes somebody (and this one guy in particularly is that somebody more often than anybody I know) just says something so glaringly stupid that you have to fire back.
The subject was global warming, and he was pulling out all the bullshit arguments abut how some scientist once said that the Earth was actually cooling, and how it’s a natural cycle, and stupid scientists get it wrong all the time because once upon a time people thought the Earth was flat.
So, I posted the cartoon I’m posting here, because it really seems bizarre to me that anybody would argue in favor of polluting the world’s air, and water, and soil, and yet they do.
He was still not convinced, which is actually unsurprising, because these people never, ever change their minds. But, other people on the thread started jumping down his throat (in varying degrees of tolerance for his idiot opinion) and, in the end, he was reduced to a series of very short comments that all ended in Yada Yada Yada.
Yada Yada Yada or Blah Blah Blah are not words. They are an admission that you have nothing more to say, that you have run out of thoughts and arguments on the current topic.
How does one respond to that? It’s not a yes or no question. It’s not even a question. It’s not a comment with any substance or meaning. And, since nobody responded much to that argument, he probably figures he won.