Abbey and I were recovering from TAM2013 and attending a dinner party over the weekend when a friend’s bad experiences with a doctor of osteopathy and a chiropractor came up. We commented, and immediately found ourselves navigating defensive chiropractic patients like the laboratory scene from World War Z. A thorough debriefing about what we should have said inspired an article series for the site titled Angry Words With Friends. I’m thinking about developing it as a smartphone app for skeptics, the game begins shouting phrases at you like “I use Zicam for every cold!” and “Oprah’s health advice is the best ever!” and on the screen are instructions that read “Do not push this button”. The app gets louder and more insistent. You lose by pushing a shiny red button with crossbones that reads “engage”.

I haven’t decided yet if there’s a way to win.

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ROB
Have you been on that dating website all morning?
CRAIG
I figured it out! It's way better than I thought.

CRAIG
You can create your own questions and requirements, and it gives you a probabilistic match!

ROB
Wait, You've created a girlfriend algorithm?
CRAIG
Yeah, the site was designed by a bunch of mathematicians!

ROB
Why don't they say so up front!

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