Wednesday, February 23, 2005

From James Taranto:

Belgian author Paul Belien, who kindly showed us around Antwerp when we were vacationing in his country last summer, has a piece on The Weekly Standard's Web site that gives us quite a chuckle. It seems that Belgium's Socialist Party, which is part of the governing coalition, marked President Bush's visit this week by distributing "piss stickers, specially made to be used in urinals," that depict Bush's face against an American-flag backdrop, with a caption (in English, not Belgiumish) that reads GO AHEAD, PISS ON ME!!

My reaction, if I ran across one of these things stuck inside a urinal, would be to decline to urinate on the American flag. I would therefore be forced to urinate on the floor. I might manage to urinate all over the walls as well. Or I just might use the sink, if I were feeling hygenic.

Also, somebody had to reach inside that urinal and stick that sticker on the wet germy porcelain. Yecch. Nobody ever said anti-Americans were smart, though.

Joke. American and Frenchman at NATO summit. Break in conferences. Bathroom time. They go, zip up, and then the Frenchman goes over to the sink to wash his hands while the American walks straight out the door. Frenchman says snidely, "En la France zey teach us to vash our hands avter ve micturate." American replies, "In America they teach us not to piss on our hands."

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