was the first day of school and a new student, the son of a Japanese businessman,
Toshiba, entered the fourth grade.
teacher greeted the class and said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American
history." Who said "Give me Liberty,or give me death?"
saw only a sea of blank faces, except for that of Toshiba, who had his hand
up. "Patrick Henry, 1775," said the boy.
said the teacher, "who said 'Government of the people, by the people, for
the people shall not perish from the earth?"
no response except from Toshiba, "Abraham Lincoln, 1863."
teacher snapped at the class, "You should be ashamed. Toshiba, who is new
to our country, knows more about it than you do."
she turned to write something on the blackboard, she heard a loud whisper: "Damned
said that?" she demanded.
put his hand up. "Lee Iacocca, 1982," he said.
that point, feeling completely disgusted by Toshiba's classroom superiority,
a student in the back sighed, "I'm gonna throw up."
says "Who said that?".
Toshiba raises his hand and says "George Bush to Japanese Prime Minister,
furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah? Well, suck my..."
again, it's Toshiba with the answer, "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky,