Slate wants to introduce you to a posture that will get you whatever you want, whenever you want it. “This simple technique has an anodyne name that belies its hypnotic, even occult powers. It is known as the Kindly Brontosaurus.” No wonder I never get what I want. I’ve been employing the posture of the Irritated Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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