On Prejudice And Monotypes (July 16, 2012)

. . .

_          “What if the Vandals actually participated in the ‘adopt-a-highway’ program and picked up trash along the road every Thursday afternoon?”

_          “What if the Philistines quietly supported the arts and often underwrote the entire table at the fund raiser?”

_          “What if the Visigoths were really a gentle, quiet people who nurtured their neighbors?”

_          “What if the Byzantines actually developed a streamlined administrative process?”

_          “What if the Samaritans were really, really bad, churlish and ill-mannered?”

_          “What if Barbara is not a distant foreigner, but rather the girl next door?”

_          “What if Satan is a SNAG (Sensitive New Age Guy)?”

_          “What if God . . . .”

. . .

Bumper sticker of the week:

An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a Hawaiian and an Alaskan), an Argentinean, a  Dane, an Australian, a Slovak, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, an Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a Venezuelan, an Iranian, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Syrian, a Brazilian, a Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, an Aruban, an Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a  Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a Bahaman, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Canadian, a Qatari, an Azerbaijani, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, an Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and 2 Africans … 
… walk into a very fine restaurant.
“I’m sorry,” says the maître d’, after scrutinizing the group …
“You can’t come in here without a Thai.”

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