Re: The problem is not the computers.
- From: Robert Uhl <eadmund42@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 09:40:31 -0600
"Maarten Wiltink" <maarten@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
On the resumption of the names "french toast" and "french fries"
in the U.S. Congress cafeteria in 2006:
"I'm sorry they changed it back. The freedom-fries thing was a
proclamation to the world that we are indeed ruled by fools and
madmen, but it had the virtue of not requiring mass numbers of
people to be killed in order to make the point."
-- Brad Ferguson
And changing the names back was an admission to the world that by now,
even they themselves had caught on.
Meh, if one can't mock the Frogs, whom _can_ one mock?
'Freedom fries' is no different from calling hamburger 'Salisbury steak'
or sauerkraut 'Liberty cabbage,' and has the virtue that it pokes fun of
a truly laughable lot, as opposed to the Germans, who are great folks.
Speaking of, does anyone know the motto of the German Army? 'Breakfast
in Berlin, lunch in Brussels, dinner in Paris.'
Try travelling from state to state in America without a driver's license
and proof of insurance, to be yielded up to the first uniformed
road-thug who demands it. --L. Neil Smith