Overview: The Chain of Screaming (also known as The Circle of Screaming or The Pyramid of Screaming), states that once screamed at by a higher authority, one must scream at an inferior. Lily screams at a student who then screams at her father who turns out to be Arthur's boss' boss.
Barney's Theoretical Application: Marshall's boss is Artillery Arthur. Barney's Prescription: When your boss screams at you, you never scream back. Validity Score: [8/10] "Never scream at your boss" is just common sense.
This is due to a woman's hotness being in direct proportion to the time exposed to her.
Validity Score: [6/10] The widespread relevance of this theory depends on the mental stability and shallowness of a dater.
But, no one maintains the psyche to put up with loose canons for too long (see: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days).
Arthur's boss's boss screams at Arthur's boss. However, yelling at an innocent subordinate to let out some steam is just not cool.
This theory displays how unmanaged anger breeds more anger. Overview: Every woman, no matter how initially repugnant, has a mermaid clock-- the time it takes for a man to realize he wants to sleep with her.
According to Barney, "If he had only waited one day, a lot of people wouldn't have even heard he died. A graph is used to display someone's hot-to-crazy ratio.