virus: Mind-Flipper in Action

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 14:13:18 -0700

Richard wrote:
>On Tuesday, October 7, 1997 1:00 AM, Tadeusz Niwinski []
>> Richard spoke again:
>> >I know you often joke, but can you really be claiming that logic and
>> >consistency are essential for a man to have a relationship with a woman?
>> >can think of ten other qualities that are more useful.
>> I claim even more: they are also essential for a woman to have a good
>> relationship with a man.
>> What are the other ten qualities which are more useful? You sound like
>> expert. Can you share your expertise or you were just mind-flipping as
>I'm always mind-flipping, but you're up to your old debating tricks.

Yes, if somebody tries to dispute with tricks like "I know you often joke,
but can you really be claiming that..." and then he says he has ten better
things to offer, I ask him to present those things.

Yes, you are right, this is my old debating trick (or at least MS Flip
people call it a trick, I call it logic).

Then the MS Flip person asks for help from the audience:

>I'll let the other memebers, if they're interested, come up with some

and gives me some homework instead of a simple answer (which he, of course
does not have):

>If you're truly puzzled, try reading the following books: Compassion and
>Self Hate by Theodore Rubin; Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by
>John Gray; Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, and The Ship That
>Sailed into the Living Room by Sonya Johnson.

I really feel helpless here, Richard. I am not a Level-3 Mind-Flipper.
Would you mind helping me in this dispute? What would you say here if you
were in my position?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159