Re: Choosing one's fights, was Re: George W. Bush's Speech on September 20, 2001

From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Sun Sep 23 2001 - 16:26:28 MDT

From: "Michael M. Butler" <>

> Olga Bourlin wrote:
> > I was trying to be humorous, not doctrinaire.
> Welp, "[Chicken!]", even with whatever that one-eyebrow-up face was after
> didn't hit me as anything except "If your beliefs and actions don't match
> you are a coward."
> After fighting back the urge to slap someone cross-eyed :), I carried

Have you ever seen that TV commercial (come to think of it, I haven't seen
it of late - probably due to the dismal stock climate) with a guy named
"Stewart," who is a kind of a young goof-off guy with his own sense of
wardrobe, who is good with the computer and who teaches his boss
(stereotyped as the usual pasty conservative middle-aged male office drone)
how to "E-trade?" The boss learns how to trade online (with Stewart at his
side coaching him), and subsequently makes a trade which is short of risky,
we are led to believe, because then Stewart starts to makes klucky chicken
noises and (here my memory fails or my imagination takes over, as I think
Stewart may have flapped his arms up and down a bit for effect). In any
case, the boss doesn't get his knickers bunched up, it's all in fun.
Stewart even invites his boss to a party. The boss is a bit addled, but
pleased. End of commercial.

I was being the "Stewart" character - I was just teasing you a little.

C'est tout,

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