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Re: Unidentified Airborne Objects

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


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