Tag Humor

April 20, 2004

Chris Brown recently pointed out that he found a "hidden" message on the French washing directions tag of a computer sleeve stating that, "We are sorry that our President is an idiot. We didn't vote for him."

His blog has been overrun with comments of all flavors, ranging from "I love it! I need one of those" to "why be a coward and hide your thoughts in another language" to "you pinkos make me sick". Somehow I sense that many of these people seem to forget that this tag was probably meant, above anything else, to be just plain funny. And it is funny!

Despite my distaste over the seriousness with which people took this "tag joke", I did enjoy reading through the entry's comments. Most of the commentary was predictably one-sided and inflammatory, but there are a few thoughtful and thought-provoking bits sprinkled throughout. Here's a thought-provoking find from one of the entry's comments:

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger. It works the same in any country.

-Hermann Goering (1893 - 1946)

Posted by Andrew at April 20, 2004 06:35 PM