On the eve of Independence, a message from John Cleese

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Dear All,

Firstly this is very good and well have been posted elsewhere for which I aplogise.

Secondly having now lived in the US for a year, my attitude is very pro-US, whislt still retaining that air of British aloofnees which my US colleagues expect from me.

As my boss said '4th Jul is not about beating the Brits and more about the birth of the nation'

Fair enough say I and as it gets me the day off, I'm not complaining either.

http://news.jensbenecke.de/artikel/1001_a-message-from-john-cleese-to-the-citizens-of-the-us.html
 
#2
Many thanks for the link.

Much appreciated on a dull and dreary afternoon :D :)
 
#4
ive just run off a copy for an american friend...should make his day tomorrow when i give it to him....
 
#5
At last the truth will out. I trust our colonial cousins have read this and are acting on it as we prepare to recover our territories.
Please may we also through into a harbour the terrible stuff they claim is coffee as they did to our tea.
 
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pupgreen said:
ive just run off a copy for an american friend...should make his day tomorrow when i give it to him....
he might point out that the "world series" is called that because it was the name of the newspaper that sponsored the original games between National and American Baseball leagues. I know thats what happened to me when I showed it to an American friend (no sense of humour some people)
 
#7
LOL! The reply by Tim Frazier was priceless! :D
 

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jimbojetset said:
pupgreen said:
ive just run off a copy for an american friend...should make his day tomorrow when i give it to him....
he might point out that the "world series" is called that because it was the name of the newspaper that sponsored the original games between National and American Baseball leagues. I know thats what happened to me when I showed it to an American friend (no sense of humour some people)
Except that that's a bit of a myth. The New York World never sponsored it. It was originally known as the World's Champions Series to reflect the fact that it was pretty much the pinnacle of baseball.


Edit to add: Getting slow wellyhead :D
 
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jimbojetset said:
pupgreen said:
ive just run off a copy for an american friend...should make his day tomorrow when i give it to him....
he might point out that the "world series" is called that because it was the name of the newspaper that sponsored the original games between National and American Baseball leagues. I know thats what happened to me when I showed it to an American friend (no sense of humour some people)
Nope its becuse they really think the world plays it, the paper story is urban legend

World Series legend
 
#11
Jimbo

Please do. I regularly remind my US co-workers that we actually play other nations at sport which is why it can be so depressing.

They are gradually getting used to my swearing as I have the mighty Spurs on live update from the BBC during the Premiership season

AY
 
#13
Sixty said:
jimbojetset said:
pupgreen said:
ive just run off a copy for an american friend...should make his day tomorrow when i give it to him....
he might point out that the "world series" is called that because it was the name of the newspaper that sponsored the original games between National and American Baseball leagues. I know thats what happened to me when I showed it to an American friend (no sense of humour some people)
Except that that's a bit of a myth. The New York World never sponsored it. It was originally known as the World's Champions Series to reflect the fact that it was pretty much the pinnacle of baseball.


Edit to add: Getting slow wellyhead :D
Slow !!!!!!! I went and found referance material and addded it to my post to back up my claim, slow I give you hurumph








plus I got 9.22 on my PFT, at my age an all hurmuph again :x
 
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It's also ancient.
 

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