Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Great Inventions by Great People

I heard today that Donald J. Trump went on a rambling stream-of-conscious speech during a press conference and uttered one of his patented "facts". He thinks "an American" invented the wheel.

Right you are, sir. Invented in Detroit when someone realized one day that there was nothing between the car's underside and the road.

This all reminded me of a rant a few years ago by former SNL'er Victoria Jackson. She accidentally let it slip that she thought "an American" invented the rocket.

That's okay, I thought "a Canadian" invented love making.


Adele Menegon said...

Here's a true story from a couple of years ago about a congressional meeting concerning the introduction of Spanish in USA schools. A Republican voted against it on the grounds, "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ it is good enough for me!" A truly stunning observation!

Simon St. Laurent said...

Hopefully he was trying to be funny.

Or, he's Archie Bunker.

"I'm gonna eat somethin' American. Spaghetti !"