Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving in Niagara and i'll be having Chinese

In the Casino i won $20 and lost $10, yummy Chinese for $10, love you very long time

Flashback, just remembered the following:

The idea that Benjamin Franklin preferred the Turkey as the national bird comes from a letter he wrote to his daughter in 1784 criticizing the choice of the Eagle as the national bird and suggesting that a Turkey would have made a better alternative.

For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

Bald Eagle

With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country . . .

I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . .
He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.

King Bird

This letter to Franklin's daughter was written after congress spent six years choosing the eagle as the emblem of the newly formed country. While Franklin's disapproval with the choice of the Bald Eagle was evident, it is not apparent that he ever officially advocated for the turkey.

Going to Staten Island

So anyway, back to Thanksgiving, watched the Green bay packers and Detroit (With rapper voice) 'Wat up Detoit'
I could see the Indian Casino passed the big screen TV, just in the distance, on the Other side (If your in the US, your side)

For the life of me, i just don't know what the big deal is, soccer is 'The beautiful game' and if you've seen Brazilians play soccer, you know it.

In Australia the native Aboriginals call 'Australia day', 'Invasion day', good if you were white, not so good if your skin was any other color.
In Australia the colonists were dependent on ships to bring them food, some even starved to death, the Aboriginals didn't have any trouble finding food, maybe the white guys should have just asked ?

In America the 'Pilgrims' asked for help, they got help on catching eels and growing corn

I was thinking if the Native Indians celebrate Thanksgiving and what do they call it? I'm sure they would have picked something appropriate after the Indian Massacre of 1622.

Ali (comical) and myself

Snow is falling here, it's warmer in the Casino than the hostel, so most of the day will be spent there. Free Juice, coffee and tea, lovely.

The woman from the hostel told me getting to the US would be difficult and booked out, fine then, I'll stay here then. I'll leave Boston where it is and get a Chinatown bus to the nation's capital, for $20, how bad ?

News flash
Tragedy struck, yesterday, i was digging around in my bag and there was dry soup everywhere, me thinks to meself, that's strange, then i remembered the Aussie's advice 'Watch out for the mouse', watch indeed, Nooooooooooooo!!!

Don't worry, i wasn't attacked or mugged, i didn't wake up to a big hairy mouse with a gun to my head saying 'Give it up bitch', i didn't even hear a squeak (and thats all i would have heard, unless i was a cat, then i would have heard CRASH BANG MUNCH MUNCH

Meself and Kieran (He was born in Cork too)

So anyway the mouse tried a bit of 'Cream of leek' and then a bit of 'Cream of vegetable' and left the last one, i had that and it was yummie.

The mouse did his job i had the proof in my bag, i'm not sure what my job is, puny little mouse 1 point, Kieran -1 point.

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