I was sitting at the counter in a Denny's in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday, drinking coffee and reading a book, The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour. It was late afternoon, there weren't many customers, and a couple of waitresses came over to chat. One of them was particularly interested in my book.
Why God invented TV, or at least, the History Channel
"They just run tons of documentaries about Adolf Hitler on the History Channel, so I'm always watching them," she confided. "Last night there was one about how at the end of the war, they were trying to catch him, but nobody could find him. But even though Hitler stayed hidden, he made everybody else go out and fight, right up to the end, these pathetic old men and poor little boys. And thousands and thousands of them got killed in like the last week, just because Hitler wouldn't give up and say he'd lost."
She paused, contemplatively, then offered her bottom-line analysis: "That Hitler was just a [BLEEP]hole."
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