A thought (or book) that prompted this thread comes from an old paperback put out from the minds of Mad magazine, called Mad Magic. In it was a section they often did in their regular magazine called "Snappy comebacks to Lame statements".
---Two weeks ago,I gave a small performance to my new employers and colleagues, and for weeks I have been hearing those stupid, empty, lameass quips from people... "Did you have a magicial New Year".
"Can you make my Christmas Bills dissappear?"
---I remember one from the Mad folks was "Are you pulling a rabbit out of a hat?" And the snappy reply was "No, I'm pulling a hat from around a rabbit!"
---I find that silence (Chris) is the most hurtful. And I am often left in silence trying to think up an entertaining bout.