When I was younger, one of the coins of social trade in my circles was the witty insult. While I do not so trade today — striving, rather, to keep my speech full of grace and seasoned with salt (a la Colossians 4:6) as opposed to Tabasco or cayenne pepper — I still appreciate a well-formed stinger when I come across one. Today’s Dilbert (3/29/2008) had one:
“Congratulations. You’re the first human to fail the Turing test.”
For those who wish to chastise me for my self-contradictory impulses (speak with grace… Ooooo, what a great zinger!), I will humbly accept your comments. And for those who are worried as to whether or not they, themselves, might pass the Turing test, here’s a comforting Wikipedia entry to the rescue: Turing Test.