> I have found understatement to work, especially since I have at a few
> very rare times demonstrated my ability to become fiercely angry. That
> usually works to convince people to listen.
Understatement seems to work better for tall male types.
As an experiment, I put up a website (http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Cathedral/2219/) featuring some pictures and some poetry I wrote. And 99% of the reaction was to my pictures.
I think that visual signals make a bigger impression on most people, than words do. I think that I should get a couple of little signs. And if something pleases me, I will put up the sign with the happy face, and if something really upsets me, I will take out the sign with the unhappy face.