E’ scomparso oggi Patrick Macnee, quelli con qualche anno in più lo ricorderanno come John Steed che insieme alla bellissima Diana Rigg (Emma Peel nel telefilm) era protagonista di Agente Speciale (The Avengers) telefilm trasmesso negli anni ’70 in Italia.
John Steed è un agente speciale e insieme a Emma Peel deve risolvere complicati casi sempre con un sottofondo di humor britannico e gli immancabili ombrello e bombetta.
Walter: You will never see me againâ¦ I donât want you to be sad. The time we had together, we stole. I cheated fate to be with you and we shouldnât have had that time together but we did. And I wouldnât change it for the world. I donât wanna say goodbye but I will say âI love you, sonâ. You are my favourite thing, Peter. My very favourite thing.
Moses and Jesus are playing golf.
Moses steps up to the tee and hits a beautiful shot, 250 yards straight down the middle of the fairway.
Jesus steps up to the tee and hooks the ball into the trees.
Jesus looks up into the heavens, raises his arms.
Suddenly the sky darkens.
A thunderclap rings out.
Rain pours down and a stream rises among the trees.
The golf ball, floating on top, finds its way into the mouth of a fish.
Then a bird flies down and takes the fish and the ball out over the green, drops it in the cup for a hole in one.
Jesus turns to Moses with a satisfied grin.
And Moses says, “Look, you want to play golf or you want to fuck around?”
It’s not the greatest country in the world, Professor.
You know why people don’t like liberals?
Because they lose. If liberals are so fuckin’ smart, how come they lose so goddamn always?
And with a straight face you’re gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom?
Canada has freedom. Japan has freedom. The U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia. Belgium has freedom!
207 sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom.
And, yeah, you, sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know, and one of them is there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world.
We’re seventh in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy,178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports.
We lead the world in only three categories: Number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies.
Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period.
So when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. Yosemite?
We sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons.
We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed. We cared about our neighbors. We put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest.
We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists and the world’s greatest economy.
We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence. We didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior.
We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t– we didn’t scare so easy.
Ahem, we were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed.By great men, men who were revered.
The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one.
America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.