Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for October 23, 2014
forms of speech a guide to the various types of political speech, with proper responses stem-winder. a particularly rousing oration. stand up & cheer. man: yeah! tub-thumper. the same only more so. wave a sign. win man: yeah! thumb-sucker. a speech of depth & thoughtfulness, or lots of statistics. remain seated. (see also nose-picker.) teeth-grinder. a speech that stirs resentment, esp. toward the other party's crummy candidate. man: ngh ooooh ngh ooh, i oughta- knuckle-dragger. a more proactive form of teeth grinder. appeals to your cro-magnon side. ngaaaaaaargh stool-softener. not a speech you need linger for. find the exit and use it.