From: Ray Boeche <rayboeche.nul> Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:51:57 -0500 Archived: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:27:57 -0400 Subject: Re: Unidentified Airborne Objects >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:35:15 -0500 >Subject: Re: Unidentified Airborne Objects >>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:27:39 -0300 >>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. >I suspect that's precisely what Child was making a mordant joke >about. I'm pretty sure he's on your side, my friend. >If it's any comfort to you, I've met fellow Americans who >couldn't locate Minnesota, where I've lived most of my life, on >a map. Along the same line, I recall a conversation with a guy >who opined that Israel is located "somewhere near Guatemala". >Actually, I was surprised he'd heard of Guatemala. Jerry, I think you're pulling our collective leg. I've always been led to believe that Minnesota was a mythical lost continent, so it would make sense no "establishment" map would show it. From the mythical land of Those Who Husk Corn Ray Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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