Insane Troll Logic

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Insane Troll Logic

Post by Picard » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:20 pm

tvtropes wrote:The following "proof" mixes some wordplay in with its Insane Troll Logic: A sheet of paper is an ink-lined plane; an inclined plane is a slope up; a slow pup is a lazy dog. Ergo, a sheet of paper is a lazy dog.

A contest in GAMES magazine actually had the contestants "arrive at an illogical conclusion through a series of logical steps". Yes there was a contest on who could write the best Insane Troll Logic. The winner was this one. Proof that there is life after death. After death comes the mourning. After the morning, comes the night. Just past the Knight is the Bishop. Above the Bishop is the Pope. The pope has serious convictions. After a serious conviction, you get life. Therefore, there is life after death. This official name for this is the Fallacy of Equivocation.

A similar wordplay-based puzzle: You're in a room with no windows or doors, and you have a mirror and a table. How do you get out? Look in the mirror and see what you saw. Take the saw, and cut the table in half. Two halves make a whole, so climb through the hole.
If you can find any other similar examples of Insane Troll Logic (particularly Insane Troll Proof), that would be greatly appreciated.

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