Banter Bites

Red’s Favorite Banter Bites – October

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Looking back over the month of October, I'm having a hard time picking my favorite Banter Bites.

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You were a straight-A student, maybe you should just grade them.

I don't know about you, but October was when I think I "officially" had enough of current events – whether the presidential election, politics, the coronavirus. It's not that I ignore reality, but let's face it, sometimes you just need to take a break from the news. You need to think about, and ideally, laugh, about things that make you smile. Which is why it was easy to choose my favorites this month.
Curious about Black's favorites this month?

    This is one of Red’s favorite Banter Bites in large part because of Black’s “corny” puns, but also because fresh corn is a summer staple – whether cooked on the grill or in the microwave, whether eaten on its own or as a primary ingredient in refreshing summer salads


    This may be one of the corniest things you’ll ever read.

    BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: It’s just a vegetable, so how can it possibly elicit such a strong reaction from Red, while, for Black, it’s more a source of amusement and even, it turns out, admiration?

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    Think you can avoid artificial intelligence? Think again …

    BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red already fights technology at every turn, preferring to keep her ostrich head in the sand, plus, she finds Artificial Intelligence (AI) scary; whereas Black knows ignoring reality merely postpones the inevitable, so she’s started playing with AI to understand it better …

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    A man better known for his death than his life, although Red, the straight-A student and history lover, immediately thinks of the costly and controversial movie of his life. (Well, technically, it was the life of Cleopatra.) Black, of course, focuses on business – leadership lessons, including the power of words, although she surprises Red with some food trivia. But the fact July’s named after him is the perfect excuse to rerun one of Red’s favorite Banter Bites …

    Quick! If someone says "Julius Caesar," what comes to mind?

    BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Almost everyone has heard of Julius Caesar, but how many of us really know much about him, or at least that's what Red starts to wonder when she receives the usual flippant, but still accurate, reply from her sister, after feeling very proud that she knew that July was named after the famous Roman.

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