I remember listening to an editorial cartoonist who’d been asked by his new editor if he was the sort of guy who would scribble and scratch away all day and come out with a great editorial cartoon, or one of these guys who sat and thought about it a lot before he got to work.

The more astute of you have already realized by the language that the question is loaded. And that the cartoonist said he’s a scribbler and a scratcher.

Really, though… when you’re making up subtle plans- do you want Wile E. Coyote ordering up stuff from ACME and hammering up a deathtrap, or do you want a corporate villain who’s sitting calmly with his eyes narrowed thinking up ten different ways to cripple the bargaining leverage of another corporation? And making a sort of satisfied humming noise.  That’s ominous, that is.