Thursday, February 21, 2008

Today in History: Warmongers and commies.

On this date in 1440 the Prussian Confederation was formed. France promptly surrendered.

On this date in 1848, Marx (the un-funny one*) and Engels published the Communist Manifesto. IQ's of college PoliSci departments began a decline that has not reversed to this day**.

* Imagine how much better the world would be if it was the ideals of Harpo Marx, rather than boring ol' Karl, that caught on. It's hard to massacre people with bicycle horns.

** The nadir was almost reached at the start of the 2007-08 academic year, when UC Berkely considered offering a faculty gig to a head of cabbage. They'd have done it, too, if protesting vegans hadn't pointed out that being required to teach undergrads was unfair oppression of a vegetable.


Kevin said...

Where the hell do you come up with this stuff? Do you have an over-active snark gland or something?

Tango Juliet said...

Spot on.

Anonymous said...

Marx and Engels...both huge fans of that butcher Lincoln.

Word verification: chide

Roberta X said...

"...A sphincter is haunting Europe..." Guess that explains how the cabbage got the interview!

Anonymous said...

Will you marry me? are you rich? answer the second question first.