After 117 pages of grueling, sometimes hostile comments.
Clarence Boyd's (Reddit karma: 5,105) combination of
fact-checking, well-timed parries, and well-cited references won
over his cynical Reddit opponent Louis Sanders (Reddit Karma
Boyd's victory had to do with section 114a of the Affordable
Care Act, dealing with loss of income from disability. The
argument involved a cascade of logical permutations so dense and
convoluted that neither man realized they were in fact arguing the
same thing, one and the same, mind and spirit, brethren. The
exchange ended with a quote from David Foster Wallace, "We are all
of us brothers."
Unfortunately that opened the door to a second debate, this one
lasting 212 pages, over whether or not David Foster Wallace is
over-rated, and if people just now hearing his Kenyon College
speech aren't just sad, sub-literate, late-to-the-party
This led to a third debate, only 64 pages this time, on the
origin of the term pleb. This debate ended early because
Louis Sanders took his own life after he was himself called a
"pleb" by Boyd and Boyd's pleb insult received 682 upvotes,
convincing Sanders once and for all that he is worthless.