Friday, January 23, 2009

Retroactive America-bashing

A new 'study' by the University of Zurich suggests that Brits died in the sinking of the Titanic due to crass, loutish Americans.
Professor Bruno Frey of the University of Zurich claims that the British passengers on the doomed cruise liner perished in the 1912 disaster because they were polite and willing to stand in line while American passengers pushed their way to the front and were placed in lifeboats.

While “women and children first” was followed as the "unsinkable" cruise ship hit an iceberg and fell to the floor of the Atlantic, Frey claims that many Britons lost their lives because they were courteous, while "uncultured" Americans were more likely to push ahead in line.
Hey, Bruno, haven't you heard? Barack Obama is president now and America is cool again. Ixnay on the ashingbay!

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