If you’re an old computer gamer1 you’ve probably played or at least heard of Lucas Arts classic Monkey Island series. I know I’m about a decade behind on this, but it just recently came to my attention that the dueling insults were actually written by Orson Scott Card, author of the Ender’s Game series and many others.
Two random links of pseudo-relevance: 1. His website has interesting pictures of him at a sci fi conference in Israel. 2. See I-Mockery’s Monkey Island 2 Outtakes.
1. Meaning, you’re a geek who likes playing old computer games or you’re just an old geek who used to be a gamer back in the good ‘ol days.