Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me:
There lie they, and here lie we
Under the spreading chestnut tree.
Jim, I'm slow. I've been trying for three days to figure out what you mean here, and I haven't been able. Please spell it out for idiots like me.
Hi, Mimi!It was nothing, really -- just an irresponsible bit of fun on my part. Since the president-elect is being celebrated as something of a novelty (not being completely Caucasian), I was reminded of the classic Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles," in which the new sheriff of Rock Ridge is similarly novel. A fragment of script:[Gabby Johnson (on the roof of the church) spots the new sheriff riding into town]Gabby Johnson: [shouting] The sheriff's a nigger.[the last word is lost in the peal of a church bell]Harriett Van Johnson: What did he say?Dr. Sam Johnson: He said the sheriff is near.No offense intended to anyone, and I'm not a racist or anything. I just esteem a good laugh above responsibility, good taste, and, well, pretty much everything else, I guess.
Oops! Now I have to admit I never saw "Blazing Saddles." You know, I live in a cave and only come out once a year. Thanks for the response, anyway.
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