Wednesday, July 06, 2005

More Proof of the Existence of the Almighty

In case you haven't heard, London got the 2012 games, edging out Paris. Oh, my. Any day the French lose is a good day. I am happy for the Brits. The humor/irony of it all couldn't have been better after Jack Chiraq launched this "missile" (the only kind the French actually fire are verbal ones) yesterday:
"You can't trust people who cook as badly as that. After Finland, it's [Britain] the country with the worst food. The only thing the British have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease."
The following day ... London gets the Olympics. What more proof do you need?

I think Chiraq was joking/kidding, and let us recall that almost all good humor contains an element of truth. The Brits are not known as good cooks, for sure. But more to the point ... what kind of moral miscreant thinks that how well one whips up the victuals has anything to do with trust? And to the extent the French get props for their "trustworthiness" in this regard, let us give our proper due to the Germans, as well, for telling them what to cook for good chunks of the 20th century.

And to the U.S.A. and Britain, of course, for giving them the opportunity to work on something other than streudel.

The French are odious, and they should be scorned.

Now ... coming late tonight, I am going to post a pilot of "Burglars in the House". If it's a smash ... then it may indeed become a mini-series. I look forward to your reviews.