the right to bear arms against pick-ups, sorry pickups, and old pick-ups -- hey, I'll man the ballista for that one.
but as for "original pick up lines", I wonder, does it ever work, to stop just a little longer and give the person your genuine attention? I mean, even outside of theory, does that "work", as in, to the point, a good evening? and maybe a few more (uh, good evenings) then?
Yes! If one finds a person interesting enough to want to use a pick up line, surely it is worth the concentration required to create an original one, and quite beyond that...Well, for a start you are reminding me of Joanna from [link] this comic, but beyond that...See, the ability to assert oneself is an extremely, self evidently worthwhile feature. The problem arises in situations like this when one equates (as I do) worthwhile features with attractive features, and finds people asserting themselves against being automaticly viewed as objects of attraction.
This causes so much trouble in my Gender Studies class.