Jun 17 2011

History of Human Race in one sentence

Posted by Knonie

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating[1] a smaller boy. I expostulated[2], but he replied: “The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.” In these words he epitomized[3] the history of the human race.

– Bertrand Russell, “Education and the Social Order


[1] ill-treating: Act cruelly towards someone.
[2] Expostulate: Express strong disapproval or disagreement.
[3] Epitomized: Summarized, Provided a perfect example of.

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Oct 19 2010

An amazingly intelligent joke…

Posted by Knonie

[I received this joke in email back in 2004, and it is really impressive and worth reading…]

It was the first day of school and a new student named Suzuki, the son of a Japanese businessman, entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American history.
Who said “Give me Liberty, or give me Death?”
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Suzuki, who had his hand up.

“Patrick Henry, 1775.” He said.

“Very good!”
Who said “Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?”
Again, no response except from Suzuki.

“Abraham Lincoln, 1863”, said Suzuki.

The teacher snapped at the class, “Class, you should be ashamed. Suzuki, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do.

She heard a loud whisper: “F**k the Japs”
“Who said that?” she demanded.

Suzuki put his hand up. “Lee Iacocca, 1982”

At that point, a student in the back said, “I’m gonna puke”
The teacher glares and asks “All right! Now, who said that?”

Again, Suzuki says, “George Bush [Sr.] to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991”

Now furious, another student yells, “Oh yeah? Suck this!”
Suzuki jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher,
“Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997”

Now with almost a mob hysteria someone said, “You little shit. If you say anything else, I’ll kill you.”
Suzuki frantically yells at the top of his voice, “[California Congressman] Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001.”

The teacher fainted.

And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said,
“Oh shit, we’re f**ked!”
and Suzuki said,
“Americans… in Iraq, 2004”