Wednesday, April 05, 2006

in my family, he's what we call an "S.D."

Studs Terkel was on the Daily Show last night.

He's 94 years old. He doesn't speak clearly and hears even worse. But he did say one thing that I think I may remember forever:"A commoner can tell the royalty to "Bugger off!" I have a public servant -- you have a public servant -- I have a president (so-called). And the fact is, I can tell the President to bugger off! That is being American."

Yeah, that was pretty great.

I think I'd like to read his new book. Although I doubt he talks about Jon Stewart's next topic -- "Race: The AfroSpanicIndioAsianization of America."

Good times.

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