You’re depriving some village of an outstanding idiot… And so’s your old man

Insult is an underappreciated art form, and one all too easy to practice badly and gracelessly.

If you’re a true connoisseur, able to appreciate the delicate subtlety of gems such as:

I don’t know what your problem is, but I’ll bet it’s hard to pronounce


I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth

then you will want to visit One Girl’s Life.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: