Sunday, November 25, 2007

His Sister, on the Comparitive Virtue of Roast Duck and Pecan Salad for Thanksgiving Dinner, Despite the Want of Patriotism Thereby Displayed

"Remember, the pilgrims only ate the turkey and stuffing because they were starving at the time."

7 comments:

Jeff Moss said...

Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.

Thomas Banks said...

He also suggested arming our troops in the Revolution with longbows, seeing as they misfired less frequently. So if we had listened to him, America would now be a martially maladjusted second-class power with a funny since of ornothological symbolism.

May he rest in peace.

Ibid said...

Whatever. Longbows were good enough to overthrow the French aristocracy, especially when coupled with bodkin arrow points. At the time, they were the best technology had to offer.

I would still respect a guy who had shot an animal with a bow more than a guy who had shot an animal with a musket. In theory.

Thomas Banks said...

Bows more effective than firearms. Must've been why the Aztecs were so hard to beat.

Bennett Carnahan said...

horses, bom. horses.

RespectMyAuthorita said...

Ben franklin was gay. literally , he should have had my idea for a bumpersticker on his carriage.

Bennett Carnahan said...

jas,

i don't know, man. as the infamous 'father of france', i think that is one of the few insults you could throw at B.F. that wouldn't stick.