The Instigator
imabench
Pro (for)
Losing
19 Points
The Contender
Mikal
Con (against)
Winning
37 Points

Altered Quotes Contest

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after 15 votes the winner is...
Mikal
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/26/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,083 times Debate No: 67548
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (18)
Votes (15)

 

imabench

Pro

Here's how this works, each side will take a famous quote said by someone, and edit it to a funnier version of itself.

For example, instead of "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime"

You would instead say:

"Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a fish to hunt man, OMG WHY DID YOU DO THAT WE'RE DOOMED EVERYONE RUN THEY ARE TAKING OVER!"

Voters will vote for whoever has the funnier versions
First round acceptance only
Post 1 quote per round
Debate Round No. 1
imabench

Pro

"Four scores and 7 minutes ago"

- Abraham Lincoln, after being asked when the Jets started losing to the Patriots in the first quarter.
Mikal

Con

Wayne Gretzky was asked why he was always striking out with girls.
He then hinted he was gay and gave these famous words to confirm him

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."
Debate Round No. 2
imabench

Pro

"I am not a cook"

- Richard Nixon, after he botched an attempted break-in, oops, I mean BACON-sandwich
Mikal

Con

" Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized. "

After he was asked about the birth of his autistic son
Debate Round No. 3
imabench

Pro

"We have nothing to fear, but running out of beer"

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his bachelor party
Mikal

Con

Copy Paste Failed, from the quote. Last round was hitler , sorry for the computer screw up

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" Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. "

Einstein In response to seeing this video
Debate Round No. 4
imabench

Pro

MEGA ROUND. Post THREE altered quotes instead of just one. (Im feeling spontaneous)
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"To bee, or not to bee"

- Shakespeare, while holding his man-sized bumble-bee costume in his hands, trying to decide what to be for Halloween.
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"My Kingdom for a whore"

- King Richard, after his wife declined yet another attempt at having sex
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"Frankly my deer, I don't give a damn"

- Gone with the Wind character Rhett Butler, when his pet deer told him that it had eaten a whole wheel of cheese. He wasnt even mad, he found it amazing.
Mikal

Con

" The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad. "

Salvador Dali when asked was he an alternative account of RM

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" The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits "

Einsteins last conversation with IZBO before he was banned

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"If a man does his best, what else is there?"

General George S. Patton in response to him performing a bad during a one night stand
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
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4 points to Con (Arguments, Conduct). Reasons for voting decision: Good altered quotes overall from both

[*Reason for non-removal*] Past the statute of limitations. We only moderate votes when the voting period has ended if it is within one month of ending.
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Posted by BLAHthedebator 2 years ago
BLAHthedebator
Lol Since when did DDO references come to be relevant in this debate anyway? It was only to jazz the quotes up, it wasn't something to gain extra points.
Posted by imabench 2 years ago
imabench
Am I seriously gonna lose this debate just because none of my quotes related to DDO?.....

>.>
Posted by BLAHthedebator 2 years ago
BLAHthedebator
@mikal

I fixed it.
Posted by Mikal 2 years ago
Mikal
*slap clap*
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
Dang it got cut off, lol! I was clapping loudly for the both of you...
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
Since this debate is 4 rounds, I'll award 2 points per round with the final round counting for 1 point as to avoid a tie. Let's get into it!

R2 - Pro's quote with Abraham lincoln was extremely clever. It truly worked perfectly. Con's quote regarding Wayne Gretzky was crude but hilarious. That was the difference in this round, a clever twist that made me say, "ahh I get it", or a funny one that made me laugh. I have to go with laughs since the goal is to make it funnier. For that reason, Con wins this round.

R3 - Pro's quote with Richard Nixon was fantastic. I cracked up, probably because the original quote is never old and this was a nice twist to it indeed. Con's quote was hard to understand. As embarrasing as this is, I don't think I fully get it... as if it flew right over my head. Since Pro's made me laugh, and Con's was hard to understand (for me), I'll award this round to Pro.

R4 - Pro's quote with Franklin D. Roosevelt was good. I can't help but feel like it strayed a little too far from the original though. With that said, it still made me laugh because it's true in a sense, lol. Con's was also a little stretched, after watching the video though, it made me laugh because now I had the proper context. Oddly enough, it also was one of those, "it's funny because it's true" things. Since both made me laugh, and for the exact same reason, this round is a tie.

R5 - Great finishing round guys! In this round, both of you made me laugh once more. It was pretty even too. "To bee, or not to bee," made me laugh. The whore one didn't, but then the frankly one did once more, lol. So it was like 2-1 with Pro. For Con The first two were hilarious, and I loved the DDO references. The last one was kinda stretched, like I got it, but ehhh. So again it was 2-1. What breaks this tie would literally have to be the DDO refs, it's the only thing that sets it apart.

Thus, the debate is 3 Pro/ 4 Con. Props to both of you, y'all were funny in this :)

*claps lou
Posted by Mikal 2 years ago
Mikal
typo ? 0.0
Posted by BLAHthedebator 2 years ago
BLAHthedebator
Omg, that's a HUGE typo right there in my vote
Posted by Mikal 2 years ago
Mikal
it was hitler

My copy paste failed for some reason, Ill add a note to the next round
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Reasons for voting decision: Enjoyed Mikal's the most.
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Reasons for voting decision: Funnier twists on quotes.
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Reasons for voting decision: Good altered quotes overall from both
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Reasons for voting decision: Great DDO references.
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD in Comments!!
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Reasons for voting decision: Haha great debate :)
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Reasons for voting decision: Honestly both sides were HILARIOUS! But, I seriously found Mikal's more funny. But Imabench did good too
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Reasons for voting decision: con had fewer alterations (mostly change of situations) so imabench wins. One point to Mikal for the funny DDO reference tho.
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Reasons for voting decision: Honestly, Mikals were pretty hysterical. Ima's was funny, but it seems as though it wasn't his day today. SHOCKER!
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Reasons for voting decision: I gotta say Mikal you did good but imabench omg HAHAHAHAHA those were funny!