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It was the first day of school and a new student named >> Suzuki, the son of a Japanese businessman, entered the >> fourth grade. The teacher said, "Let's begin by >> reviewing some American history. Who said "Give me >> Liberty, or give me Death?" She saw a sea of blank
>> faces, except for Suzuki, who had his hand up. >> >> "Patrick Henry, 1775." He said. >> >> "Very good! Who said 'Government of the people, by
>> the people, for the people, shall not perish from the >> earth'"? Again, no response except from Suzuki: >> >> "Abraham Lincoln, 1863.", said Suzuki >> >> The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be >> ashamed. Suzuki, who is new to our country, knows more >> about its history than you do." >> >> She heard a loud whisper: "Screw the Japs." >> >> "Who said that?" she demanded. >> >> Suzuki put his hand up. "Lee Iacocca, 1982." >> >> At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna >> puke." >> >> The teacher glares and asks "All right! Now, who said >> that?" >> >> Again, Suzuki says, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime >> Minister, 1991." >> >> Now furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah? Suck
>> this!" >> >> Suzuki jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts >> to the teacher, >> >> "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!" >> >> Now with almost a mob hysteria someone said, "You little >> shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you." >> >> Suzuki frantically yells at the top of his voice, "Gary >> Condit to Chandra Levy 2001." >> >> The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around >> the teacher on the floor, someone said, "Oh shit, we're >> in BIG trouble! >> >> ...and Suzuki said, "The Taliban! 2001."
-- (hee hee @ haa. haa), January 24, 2002
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