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Gas Powered Aggressions

There are several ways you can use your God-given ability to produce weaponized shitclouds for personal satisfaction and enjoyment in the workplace. I refer to this category of passive-aggressive office maneuvers as “Fart Attacks.” We’ll begin the discussion with one of my favorites: Elevator Farts.

1. Elevator Farts

There are three types of elevator farts:

  • Those that occur in a crowded elevator.
  • Solo bombs dropped immediately before exiting the elevator and left as a surprise for the next passenger.
  • One-on-one, psycho farts.

Farts in a crowded elevator require a hardened, unflinching poker face, confidence, silent farting ability (see “Fart Attack Diet” below), and most of all, bravery. It will be extremely difficult not to laugh or make eye contact with the other passengers while you’re holding your breath. In the aftermath, just remind yourself that it doesn’t matter what they were thinking, or talking, about before the fart, because it’s all they will be able to think about after it happens. The best part of the crowded elevator fart is that if you keep it quiet, they will have no idea who is responsible.

Solo bombs require timing and speed. You have to hold it back until right before you swiftly exit the elevator and run away. This kind of fart-attack has to be fast and aggressive because you won’t have much time to squeeze out the cloud between when the door opens and when you jump out. Be careful not to fart in haste. Wait until the door is open, you have confirmed that you have a clear exit, and that there are no witnesses.

One-on-one psycho farts are a direct form of aggression toward the other passenger. They will know that it was you, but office etiquette will suppress their urge to gag or protest. You can probably make direct eye contact with them before, during, and after you expel your noxious vapors without them so much as grimacing. The joy of this type of attack is that you can stare into their soul and watch them silently surrender.

2. Meeting Farts

Meeting farts are a lot like elevator farts, because they can be anonymous, and they occur in a relatively crowded space. The main differences are that you will likely know your victims personally, and there is no quick escape. You can’t do these too often because that would make it possible for them to deduce the identity of the perpetrator, you, by process of elimination.

3. Drive-By Farts

To execute the Drive-By fart attack, walk briskly by your target’s office and squeeze it out mid-stride as you pass. If the victim is quick, they could follow the scent of your gas-trails and discover your identity, but they probably won’t. After you pass by their desk, turn a corner and move out of sight at your first opportunity.

4. Fart-and-Run

At the end of a conversation, or meeting, in someone else’s office, flex your fart-muscle and quickly scamper away. If it were in a hallway, they could walk away too, but because they are already in their office, it will be too awkward for them to run away without justification. In other words, if they were to leave abruptly, it would be a silent accusation, and that potential awkwardness will hold them captive. They will remain in place, accept their fate, and will wallow in your gaseous gift until (if) it dissipates. Ideally, they will be stuck on a phone call, and unable to escape. This leads us to the next type of fart-attack, the Now-I-Got-You attack.

5. Now-I-Got-You

Like the Fart-and-Run, the Now-I-Got-You is a hit-and-run maneuver. You do it when your target is stuck on the phone, using a toilet, or blissfully eating their lunch. This fart attack can be carried out on individuals, or groups. Farting into a group of people while they eat their lunch will provide you with anonymity, and deep satisfaction!

6. Force Field Fart

Like a force field, your fart cloud is invisible and dangerous. It provides a proximity barrier to your personal space, and it is undeniable to those who feel its sting. If the enemy is encroaching on your space, lingering by your office, or having incessant conversations in a common area near your desk, the fart force field is a good technique to keep them at bay. Every time they come too close, or refuse to leave, let a bad one crawl out of your ass. Eventually, they will associate your personal space with awfulness.

7. Fart into a Fan

If your office is prone to overheating in the summer months, your enemies may place fans around the office to keep cool. This provides numerous opportunities to give your farts direction, and gives you the advantage of distance. You can bring in your own fan to the same thing if you don’t care about anonymity. Also, as a bonus, farts in hot rooms cause more misery.

Bonus: The Fart Attack Diet

Without the right diet, your farts will be weak. Diet is critical to having the necessary power and intensity to strike when the opportunity arises and to make it count. The Fart Attack Diet has two primary food components, foods that increase volume, and foods that increase filthiness.

First, you will need to eat foods that produce voluminous gas clouds. This component includes foods like beans, whole grains, and complex carbohydrates. Be careful not to create too much gas though, because farts with more gas also have more decibels, and can blow your cover; if you care.

Second, enhancing the toxicity of your farts requires that you eat foods that increase their sulphur density. Foods that I recommend are garlic, onions, cauliflower, and broccoli. These foods produce silent, supersaturated gas clouds. These farts will make most people grimace, or at least flinch; some may even cry.

Friends Who Hated Each Other

images (10)1. Jar Jar Binks and Liam Neeson (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace)

Though they were on-screen allies in The Phantom Menace, Binks and Neeson despised each other in real life. Binks said Neeson’s off-camera pranks and goofs created a silly atmosphere on set, which detracted from the serious tone of the film. Neeson thought Binks was a stick in the mud who didn’t know how to have a good time. Allegedly the two haven’t spoken in years.

2. Mister Rogers and King Friday (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood)

These two had a falling out in the ’60s when King Friday tried to make the Neighborhood of Make-Believe a Communist state. Rogers, a staunch capitalist, called Friday “a dang dirty red… pardon my language” in an interview with Starzmagazine. Friday didn’t even attend Rogers’ funeral in 2003.

3. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy (The Muppets)

Kermit was notoriously distant from the other Muppets. After shooting a scene he would reportedly walk up his trailer stairs, stop, sing two verses of “Halfway Down the Stairs,” and then go inside without talking to his co-stars. Kermit and Miss Piggy’s feud began in 1980, when she found out that he starred in a Trident gum commercial without her. Their personal differences famously came to a head on the set of Muppet Treasure Island, where Miss Piggy threw Rizzo at Kermit after he called her acting “over the top.” Rizzo was unharmed in the incident.

4. SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)

These onscreen BFFs hated working with each other. Pants, a KKK wizard, was extremely bigoted to Star, calling him “a bug-eyed little mollusk,” and often telling him to “go back to the tide pools where you belong.” Things got even more uncomfortable when it came out that Pants owed Star tens of thousands in gambling debt. The two haven’t spoken since the show wrapped in 2015.

5. Finn and Jake (Adventure Time)

Finn’s drug problem made filming extremely hard. He would show up to set tripping hard, sometimes yelling at the crew. His co-star Jake, a true thespian, once said, “It’s just really unprofessional. I’m trying to do my best work and he’s over here all coked out, trying to flirt with the crew.” Finn responded by saying, “Jake needs to chill out and let me live my life, man. Do you guys wanna watch Danny Darko?”

6. James Franco and the boulder his hand was trapped under (127 Hours)

Given that these two shared the screen for so much of the film, their feud might surprise fans. But the boulder felt that Franco’s performance was stealing the focus in their scenes together. When he confronted Franco about this, Franco reportedly said, “You don’t know anything, you stupid rock!” Using his creative pull over the film, Franco edited out much of boulder’s dialogue and was even able to get his name removed from the credits. The two still won’t do cast panels together.

7. William Shatner and William Shatner’s acting ability (Life, in general)

The two co-starred amiably for years on Star Trek, but over time cracks in the relationship appeared. By the late 70’s, Shatner felt that his acting ability was holding his career back. Shatner’s acting ability said Shatner was being “a total diva.” The two had a drunken brawl outside a CVS in ’79. They haven’t worked together since. Shatner went on to do many ads, while his acting ability disappeared from the entertainment world completely, except for several small cameos in the popular USA series Psych.