Do YOU know your history?
The teacher asked her
5th grade class, "Who said,
'Give me liberty or give me death!'?"
No one raised his hand except
little Yaki Nasu, who answered,
"Patrick Henry, 1775."
"Very good!" she said.
'Government of the people,
by the people, for the people,
shall not perish from the Earth'?"
Again, no response,
except from Yaki Nasu
who answered, "Abraham Lincoln
in the Gettysburg Address, 1863."
The teacher said, "Class, you should
be ashamed. Yaki Nasu, 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.
Yaki Nasu put his hand up,
"Lee Iacocca, 1982."
One student in the back blurted out,
"I'm gonna puke."
Again, Yaki Nasu answers,
"George Bush to the
Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."
Now furious, another student yells,
"Oh yeah? Suck this!"
Yaki Nasu jumps out of his chair
waving his hand
and shouts to the teacher,
to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"
Now, with almost a mob hysteria,
someone said, "You little ****.
If you say anything else,
I'll kill you!"
Yaki Nasu frantically yells
at the top of his voice,
"Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001."
The teacher fainted.
As the class gathered around
the teacher on the floor,
"Oh, ****; we're in BIG trouble!"
Yaki Nasu solemnly said,
"Arthur Andersen to Enron, 2002."
Beware the lollipop of mediocrity, lick once and you suck forever