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Re: Unidentified Airborne Objects

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:27:39 -0300
Archived: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 07:54:19 -0400
Subject: Re: Unidentified Airborne Objects


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:23:29 -0500
>Subject: Re: Unidentified Airborne Objects

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:44:26 -0300
>>Subject: Unidentified Airborne Objects

><snip>

>>* Lee Child, a British author of the popular Jack Reacher books
>>about a Retired American Military MP remarks in one of his
>>books that the Canadian Army is four guys with a dog. I stopped
>>reading his books after that. A Brit ought to know better than
>>that. 160 troops is less than the number of Canadian soldiers
>>killed in Afghanistan so far.

>Hi, Don,

>I think you missed the joke. You're confusing the author with
>his character. _Of course_ Child knows better about your
>country's military. Having followed his Reacher series for a
>while (I quit reading it for reasons different from yours,
>namely their repellent, over-the-top violence), I believe I can
>assert confidently that the wisecrack you mention is consistent
>with the character's mordant, cynical sense of humor.

>Actually, the world would be better off if all our militaries
>(including America's) were significantly reduced. Maybe not to
>four guys with a dog - there's a venerable British folk band, by
>the way, called Four Men and a Dog, to which Child's joke is no
>doubt an allusion - but rather closer to it than they are now.


Hi Jerry,

Yeah, well, we don't see it as a joke. Just another inane
comment at Canada's expense.

The Sheriff - a female - of Hope a fictional town in Child's
book, Hope and Despair makes the remark. Perhaps it is a jab at
Americans who for the most part seem unaware of the huge country
north of the border. Some aren't even sure where it is.


Don Ledger





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