They All Laughed At Christopher Columbus

When he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly
They told Marconi
Wireless was a phony
It’s the same old cry
They laughed at me serving you
Said I was a cheap damn Scot buffoon
But oh, you came through
Now they’ll have to change their tune
They all said you never could taste yummy
They laughed at me and how!
But ho, ho, ho!
Who’s got the last laugh now?

(link via my lovely Bride)

14 Responses to “They All Laughed At Christopher Columbus”

  1. Interesting. It’s been known for some time that plastic stoppers are actually better than cork, but it’s kind of amusing to see boxes do well.

  2. mojo says:

    “They called me mad at the Sorbonne! MAD!!”

  3. mojo says:

    “They called me mad at the Sorbonne! MAD!!”

  4. mojo says:

    Twice, even.

  5. Said I was a cheap damn Scot

    I fail to see the inaccuracy in that statement.

  6. Gunslinger says:

    Heh. Score one for the good guys.

  7. Gary from Jersey says:

    I knew a lawyer who drank himself to death with Franzia.

  8. JeffS says:

    “… cheap damn Scot
    With the Scots, “cheap” is a feature, not a bug. I won’t comment on the “damn”.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    I can see that happening, Gary, which is why, in my exhaustive taste comparison, the Vella Merlot won out.
    I would hesitate to call it a “blind tasting”, however, as the only blind one at the end of it all was me.

  10. Kate P says:

    I grew up with box wines at family reunions–makes sense. I’ll bet they spill less, too.

  11. Ave says:

    I find Bingley’s box wines to be relatively pleasing.

  12. major dad says:

    It’s just a matter of time before his Gin bottles just say “Gin”.

  13. Kate P says:

    Uh, the boxes spill less than bottles. Had a hailstorm-related spill with a bottle the other night (see Bingley’s hailstorm post). But I’m pretty sure my relatives think spilling wine is wrong, too. 🙂

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