Oh yes. I threw everything I had at Yup. Let’s review:

Names bestowed upon me by Yup et al.:
1) Moron
2) Dunce
3) Snowflake
4) Fool
5) Jackass

Names bestowed upon Yup by me:
1) Yup.

I also apologized, whereas Yup didn’t, and removed parts of the OP in order to try and shift the focus of this discussion. So under the circumstances (the onslaught of names I used, for instance) I would say Yup defended himself admirably.

Do you have any thoughts about talismans?