Not so Sweet Sixteen. BLAM! I got my mojo back!
"Now, I'm just playing devil's advocate here but..."
Just shut the frak up! Really. You saying this doesn't take away from the fact that you are about to say some REAL offensive shite.
It's almost as bad as when someone says "Not to sound racist/sexist/homophobic." Guess what? Whatever is coming out of your mouth is sure to be racist/sexist/homophobic. I'm pretty sure I have never encountered a situation when that hasn't happened.
And, come on, does the Devil really need an advocate? He/She/It does fine all by him/her/itself. I don't think the Devil is looking for you for backup. Been working alone for millenniums; the Devil is fine.
So, if you feel this statement creeping up in your throat, shut your mouth and don't say whatever is going around in your pea-brain.
Thanks, The World. And, I'm guessing, the Devil too.