Monday, October 31, 2005


AA Gill says "I hate England," but I suspect he doesn't mean it. How can you hate this?:

A German I know will on occasion tell you that his father died in a concentration camp. He waits for sympathetic faces and then adds that his dad got drunk and fell out of a watchtower. Europeans find that rather tasteless; the English love it. It's a proper joke, and a German telling it is double bubble. The surprise is that it's not a joke at all. His father really did fall out of a watchtower.

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