Ok, not a factoid, but a list. If you are going to have a great Basement Bar, you will be expected to have parties therein. Holy Taco has a cautionary list of who not to invite. (H/T: List of the Day, who lifts Taco’s entire post, but at least links back to it!)
I’ll give you one as a taste, but read the whole thing.
THE POLITICS GUY
WHERE YOU WILL FIND HIM: At the beginning of the night he usually stands right next to the front door where he overtly shows off his political button or T-shirt that says something like “Once You Go Barack, You Won’t Go Back” or “McCain = McStupid.” Then, after everyone shows up, he stealthily mingles from group to group while nonchalantly dropping lines like “Did you see what those fatcats tried to pull?” anytime there’s a lull in the conversation.
HOW HE WILL RUIN YOUR PARTY: No one in the history of parties has ever changed their political beliefs based on some asshole screaming about health care reform in the kitchen of a two bedroom apartment. His endlessly tiresome factoids and statistics about how much oil we consume and how the death penalty doesn’t work will make your guests either leave or kill themselves where they stand.
The comments on both posts have some excellent additions, but they inexplicably neglect to include this chick….
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