Brother: what second part did you omit? that looks correct to me.
Me: Brothers; can't live with them...
Brother: oh. as in "can't beat them over the head with an indonesian fighting spoon.
Me: Can't live with them; can't live without them. Only this morning, the second part didn't seem to apply. I don't own an Indonesian anything. I wouldn't hesitate to wollop [sp] you over the head, though.
Brother: but you can't live without me. even if i'm just lurking in the background.
Me: On this fine Friday morning, sir, one might say that is debatable. Go back to couch.