My best friend was a genius. He had a tactic for getting rid of unwanted guests when I roomed with him back in Tuscaloosa. He wasn't mean or rude. in fact he was quite friendly and still managed to get rid of these folks. Someone would come over unannounced and want to hang out while he was trying to sleep or do homework, and he would offer to pop in a videotape. (this was the mid 90s before DVDs were so available.) the guest would say he would want to watch and sit down. Click. within about 5 minutes, the guest was gone, and my friend was back to what he was doing. see, he had a porn tape he saved for "guests" that had a bunch of scenes that were pretty awful to downright disturbing and it worked every time. I couldn't watch the tape myself, so i knew it was rough. trust me, i wanted to watch, just to know how bad it could get, but i never finished the first scene. it was that bad. but it was genius. any crazy strokes of genius from your friends?